Health and Wellbeing

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On the 5th most common cancer

September 12th 2016 marks the start of Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. I’ve temporarily turned the border on my blog purple to show my support. Shame on...
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Reasons to be cheerful about my 40-year old body

When I originally decided to blog about my 40 year old body the title that came to mind was “Coming to terms with my 40...
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Going grey disgracefully

So quite some time ago I wrote that I had decided to abandon the dye and go grey gracefully. Well I got a bit bored...
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My battle with Thin=Happy

I had itchy eyes when I finished reading this post. Unlike Clare, I didn't begin my yoyo adventure with diets in childhood, but when...
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What Millennials Think ‘Old’ Looks Like

If you’re in your twenties, “old” might mean 40, 50 or 60 — but this video proves we should reconsider how we think about age. The folks...
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Who protects the rights of mental health patients?

Police don’t know the ins and outs of mental health law. Doctors don’t understand the difference between clinical judgment (with all its grey areas)...
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Do you suffer from ‘Imposter Syndrome?’

“I’m a fraud. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds out.” Does this sound familiar? Do you ever feel less worthy of success...
Fear

This mum has a brand new phobia

Like many of us, Niki’s fear of failing started in childhood. Those limiting beliefs we take into ourselves which go on to shape who...
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NHS soft furnisher please step forward

Let the person in the NHS responsible for soft furnishings please step forward. Come on, stop hiding behind those dodgy curtains. Let’s have a...

Domestic abuse and new Coercive Control laws

On December 29th 2015 laws were introduced in the UK that recognise non violent domestic abuse as a crime. Coercive control can now result...
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Where to from here?

My husband turned 54 this past Saturday, we are now the same age, and will be until April when I will turn 55. At...
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Reality of the new antenatal screening #NIPT

I've received a roundabout press release from the UK Screening Committee with recommendations for the implementation for the staged rolling out of the Non-Invasive...

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Recipe for a #writing prompt

This week we'd like you to write about a dish or recipe that is close to your heart. For instance, butter, sugar and flour being...
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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...