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The pink elephant in the room. How it is affecting you everyday and holding you back.

We all know what the elephant in the room is right? Well if you don’t let me tell you. It is that big issue, that big conversation, something big that is in the air, that we don’t talk about. For example, when you’re sat at a really posh table with some proper posh...

Don’t talk about your mental health, they’ll take your kids away!

Your mind is against you, it is the scariest place on earth and the thoughts you have scare and cripple you. You just can’t see past ever feeling anything but a pointless existence. Everyone else goes to therapy or speaks to people about it. But for you it is...

Are you being your own victim?

I used to say to myself so often,  "It is not my fault I had a difficult childhood, I can't help what happened to me and what it has done to my mental health." I have a huge truth bomb to drop and I dropped it recently during one of my Top Tip Tuesday's, live in my...

Big Girls Don’t Cry

How I learned that actually, big girls DO cry. I spent most of my adult life never crying, not fully, not a proper cry, not letting it all go. Then I finally looked at it and unpicked why I didn’t let myself cry.

You Don’t Deserve It, You Are Too Selfish

Ever feel like you are the most selfish person ever and that because of that you don’t deserve anything?

Are you being your own victim?

Are you being your own victim?

I used to say to myself so often,  "It is not my fault I had a difficult childhood, I can't help what happened to me and what it has done to my mental health." I have a huge truth bomb to drop and I dropped it recently during one of my Top Tip Tuesday's, live in my...

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

Big Girls Don’t Cry

What if the day you really let go, you lose everything? I’ve had a block that I’ve not been able to shift. Despite helping others with their mental health, there was something I just couldn’t do. I’d tell others to do it all the time. I’d actively encourage everyone...

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You Don’t Deserve It, You Are Too Selfish

You Don’t Deserve It, You Are Too Selfish

I find myself forever feeling the same emotion and today I wanted to blog about it and be the real and raw honest me that my group members are used to.    Does Every Abused Child Feel Selfish?   Today, I was setting out a task for members of my academy. It...

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Finally, how to make more time!

Finally, how to make more time!

Time is what we want most, but use the worst - William Penn   These past few weeks I have found myself feeling so trapped and stuck and getting more and more frustrated at the same old situation.  "I just don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done"...

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Learning To Deal With Trauma

Learning To Deal With Trauma

Have you ever not allowed yourself to go somewhere, emotionally wise? Do, you have a trauma or a memory that haunts you and you try so hard, so hard to keep it buried? You won’t and don’t allow yourself to go there. But in a way, that means, you are always there. You...

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Mental Health vs Physical Health – The Battle

Mental Health vs Physical Health – The Battle

I suffer from several mental illnesses; borderline (emotionally unstable) personality disorder (BPD), depression, anxiety, complex ptsd and OCD. On paper I appear to be a mess. Yet, here I am writing a blog as part of my successful business which helps women who...

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How To Cure Your Mental Health

How To Cure Your Mental Health

“Nic, I have seen all your workshops, I have seen the tasks you set in your group every day, I have seen you suggest workout; BUT I can’t do any of those things because my mental health is too bad. What can I do to stop feeling like this?” This is such a common...

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Tame Your Inner Toddler

Tame Your Inner Toddler

We have all been there right? The toddler is having a huge meltdown. A big full on tantrum. It seems to have exploded from no where from one tiny little thing ? Literally like they’re crying over spilt milk. Anyone with kids will be nodding along and saying “amen to...

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Recovery – Is it even possible?

Recovery – Is it even possible?

Is there life after a maternal mental illness? Is recovery even possible? Will you ever be you again? When you realise you have a maternal mental illness one of the difficulties can be that you feel like you will have lost yourself forever. This can then prevent us...

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Support for Maternal Mental Health

Support for Maternal Mental Health

There was on thing I noticed when I was waiting in my local ante natal clinic after a scan. There was no posters or information leaflets about maternal mental health, which is why I am now on a mission to change this. But, its not to say that there isn't support...

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Common Maternal Mental Illnesses

Common Maternal Mental Illnesses

Mental illnesses come in various shapes and sizes and they affect us all differently. One persons experience of depression won't be the same for everyone. People will experience the illness in varying degrees and each will find varying symptoms more or less...

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What Is Maternal Mental Health?

What Is Maternal Mental Health?

As with everything in life, we don’t like what we don’t know. Lack of education is a huge fear factor and contributes to the majority of stigma faced in any situation or illness. As people, we fear the unknown, we feel uncomfortable, threatened and uneasy when we are...

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Kelly Hulse

I've been affected by depression since the age of around 14, at 14 I had a drug and alcohol worker because I was drinking a lot at that time. The previous 2 years to that I was being left to look after my younger siblings. Whilst my mum was out doing drugs, as a...

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Lija Steel

I was effected by post natal mental health due to being very ill during my 2nd pregnancy and my baby having to be born at 35 weeks and was very ill too. My baby was in the Special Care Baby Unit for 6 weeks. They call it the baby blues I also suffer mental health from...

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Emma Tripney

So where to start. Well I have always struggled with anxiety at 6/7 I thought I was having a heart attack before my first piano exam. My main fight with mental illness started at 17 after my papa (my best friend) died I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder...

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Caitlin Nolan

This is defiantly not something I usually do. To be honest I was shocked and didn’t really feel I deserved to be a part of this, but I have been asked to share my journey and how I managed to complete a college course, even though I have a mental illness. Where it all...

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How To Break A Habit For Good!

How To Break A Habit For Good!

Is there a bad habit you just can't stop? What I am about to say will sound both easy and obvious, and only when you are truly ready and accepting of your habit will you even consider it. All habits are learned behaviours and to break it you need to break the link,...

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Aleisha Starnbrook

Hi my name is Aleisha, I am 22 and this is my story of my battle with mental health, how I got there and how I’m getting better. I would like to thank Nicola for this opportunity she has asked me to share my story I am nothing special but just hoping that anyone who...

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Dreams when your mind is not your own…

Dreams when your mind is not your own…

This week I have found myself back in the dark depths of depression.  But one of the things I find most difficult in these times is sleep. When I’m low I feel like I have had the stuffing knocked out of me. Like I could sleep the days away. Like sleeping is a way to...

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Charlotte Lamb

Being Different My mental health issues first began when I was around 10 years old. I can remember realising that I was ‘different’ to my peers and that I didn’t really like the same things or play in the same way as them. This is where my friendships began to become...

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Catrina Charlene Roberts

Pure Heart: The Journey Through Mental Health I have been battling depression and Schizoaffective disorder since 2014. I've had so many highs and so many lows. I knew I wasn't totally 100% myself. I lost interest in my favourite activities and hobbies, I was...

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Jessica Sibthorp

Hi I am Jessica, 21 and this is my story. I fell in love... When I was 15 I met a boy, I thought he was perfect and we got together. Everything was fine until about a year later when he started getting abusive, verbally at first then physically. I could feel it...

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Abby Kedwell

Living with Bipolar…my story. I have been asked by A LOT of lovely people to explain what living with Bipolar is really like. After my story being published in my local newspaper I am more inclined to share. When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar over 12 years ago I...

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Becky

Hello. I’m Becky, 24 and this is my story.  In 2011 I suddenly lost my grandma. This majorly affected me, and it wasn’t under a couple of years later I realised it was this which trigger the start of my depression. I had CBT and then I had medication. I had major ups...

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My Story (Nicola)

My Story So, the boring and statistical parts; I am currently 32 (wow how did that happen!) I am a mother of 4 children (I know, I know I did start very young haha). I have 1 handsome boy who is currently 15 and three gorgeous girls who are 12, 11 and 6 months. I am a...

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Chelle Clarke

I'm Chelle Clarke I am a mum of two and I am a spiritual transformation coach helping women find their inner magic and live a life that is aligned with their purpose. I use crystals, guidance cards and universal laws to bring balance to my life and the lives of...

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The Dirty Truth About Depression & Mental Health

The Dirty Truth About Depression & Mental Health

It's an ugly truth but one I am going to share none the less.... So if you are easily offended you may want to close this now. A big part of depression Lack of self care is a big part of depression. It's not a pretty sight I tell you. But it's one of the common signs...

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Sade Lowe

So, firstly, thank you to Nicola for inviting me to do this, I’m so excited to be a part of it. Nicola has asked me to share a little bit of my story and how I got to where I am today. Not that I am anything particularly special haha but I am proud of where I am when...

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Exercise and Mental health a match made in heaven?

Exercise and Mental health a match made in heaven?

 Getting out of Bed…Do I really have to?   Suffering with mental health most often leaves you feeling low in energy, which then makes you enter the vicious circle as you’re now put off being more active all together. Trust me; I know all too well that most days...

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What goes into a blog post? Helpful, industry-specific content that: 1) gives readers a useful takeaway, and 2) shows you're an industry expert. Use your company's blog posts to opine on current industry topics, humanize your company, and show how your products and...

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