Health and Wellbeing

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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...
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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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Beating Blue Monday

It may be useful to know that Blue Monday was in fact created in 2005 by a British holiday company. The idea was derived...
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What not to say to a cancer patient

As a Supporter/Carer for someone living with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and as a Survivor of Breast Cancer (2011/12), I was delighted to see a...
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When your child doesn’t want to live

There are no easy answers or quick fixes when our children present with mental health problems. An excellent port of call for those affected...

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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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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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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...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...
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Inner conflict – a writing prompt

This week's writing prompt is about inner conflict. Are you wrestling with a problem, for instance, that has a solution, but you're reluctant to take it?...
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Your personal elevator pitch

This week, we're asking you to sum up in 140 characters or less (actually in about 122 characters or less with the hashtag we give...