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#atozchallenge Y is for Yelling

#atozchallenge Y is for Yelling

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year, since I’ve just become a mum for the first time, my theme is: ‘an A-Z of Newborn Care’. I’ll be talking about all the highs and lows of parenting, sharing things that have been useful for me and posting some cute pictures. For the letter ‘Y’ I have chosen to talk about Yelling, a.ka. crying or screaming-something which most babies do plenty of. Read on to discover […]


#atozchallenge P is for Postnatal Depression

#atozchallenge P is for Postnatal Depression

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year, since I’ve just become a mum for the first time, my theme is: ‘an A-Z of Newborn Care’. I’ll be talking about all the highs and lows of parenting, sharing things that have been useful for me and posting some cute pictures. For the letter ‘P’ I have chosen to talk about Postnatal Depression.  It’s a common type of depression that one in ten mothers suffer from, […]


On the Link Between Depression, Comedy and Creativity

On the Link Between Depression, Comedy and Creativity

I don’t normally feel the need to write about celebrity deaths, but Robin Williams’ story has touched me and I feel compelled to do so. There’s not much left to say that other bloggers haven’t already covered, but I’d like to share my perspective as the issue of depression is close to my heart. *Warning: Discussion of mental illness may be triggering for some.* Like others, my initial reaction to the news was shock and disbelief. Surely it had to be a hoax? Williams was such a funny, larger-than-life character that it’s so hard to imagine that he’s gone. Then […]


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Posted 13th August 2014 in: Health. Tagged: , , ,

Self-Esteem Challenge Day 2: A Physical Feature you Like and 5 Things that Make you Happy

Self-Esteem Challenge Day 2: A Physical Feature you Like and 5 Things that Make you Happy

  Today is Day 2 of the Self-Esteem Challenge, originally from Better than Dark Chocolate. It’s a series of questions and prompts to get you thinking about your good qualities and things that make you happy or proud. See my introductory post for more info. A physical feature you like I’m normally very critical of my physical features, so this was a tough one. It may be an odd choice, but I’m going to say my hips. I have quite wide hips and a pear-shaped figure, which I used to hate. But recently I’ve become quite fond of my hips […]


An A-Z of Emotions

An A-Z of Emotions

Here is the master list of posts for my recent series, an A-Z of Emotions: A is for Anger (poem: ‘Outburst’)B is for Boredom (poem: ‘The Female Prufrock’)C is for Confidence (tips for increasing confidence)D is for Desire (discussion about different types of desire)E is for Envy (short story: ‘Green with Envy’)F is for Fear (list of phobias)G is for Grief (tips for coping with grief)H is for Hope (discussion on the usefulness of hope)I is for Ignorance and Innocence (discussion on the difference)J is for Joy (list of things that make me happy)K is for Kindness (list of ideas for […]


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Posted 28th April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: W is for Worry

A-Z Challenge: W is for Worry

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter W and so I’ve decided to write about worry. I used to be a worrier. I spent a lot of time worrying about possible future consequences that may never happen, and it used to keep me awake thinking about the worst possible scenario. Now I try to focus on the present and not worry too much of the future. Worrying does have some benefits- it does prepare you for the worst so that if something does […]


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Posted 27th April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: V is for Vulnerability

A-Z Challenge: V is for Vulnerability

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter V and so I’ve decided to writea poem with the subject of Vulnerability. Vulnerability is feeling that you are weak, defenseless, exposed and open to attack. Most of us feel mildly vulnerable at some times in our lives- when we are undermined by our confident colleagues in the boardroom, when we have to cross the road without a pedestrian crossing, when we’re wearing our swimming costume and it feels like everyone is staring. But some people […]


A-Z Challenge: U is for Uncertainty

A-Z Challenge: U is for Uncertainty

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter U. U words are often hard to think of. They are usually the negative counterparts of other words and the word I have chosen-uncertainty is no different. It is literally the opposite of feeling certain. It can be a feeling of doubt, a lack of knowledge about future events or the feeling of being unsure about ourselves.Uncertainty is a part of all of our lives. We may experience it when wondering which career path to take, […]


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Posted 25th April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,