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Best Books I Read In 2017

As I did in 2016, I set myself another reading target for this year – 40 books this time and I just about made it! I’ve read so many great books in 2017 but here are some that stand out. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight This is a… Continue reading Best Books I Read In 2017

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What Therapy Taught Me About Managing Emotions

Following on from my last post about what therapy taught me about relationships, here is what it taught me about managing emotions. (The treatment that I had was Mentalisation Based Therapy which you can read all about through this blog.) To start off I should explain what I mean when I talk about ‘managing’ or… Continue reading What Therapy Taught Me About Managing Emotions

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Behind the Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here so… hi again. I’ve kind of fallen out of love with writing and well, life has been more chaotic than ever. I thought I’d ease myself back into blogging with something a bit simple to write. So, I thought I’d share a few things about myself that… Continue reading Behind the Blog

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What Therapy Taught Me About Relationships

I talk and write a lot about how beneficial therapy is/was for me. I wanted to give an overview of the changes that happened for me during my course of Mentalisation Based Therapy. This will act as a record for me of my progress and will hopefully allow others an insight into what can potentially… Continue reading What Therapy Taught Me About Relationships

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Ending Therapy

When I thought about my course of therapy, I worried about hating everyone in group. I was concerned about my individual therapist leaving due to historic occurrences. But I never really considered the end. As is the nature of NHS treatment and psychotherapy more generally, it wasn’t going to last forever. I knew it would… Continue reading Ending Therapy

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Prague

I’ve only just got a chance to sit down and write this – I’ve been moving house, working lots and having emotional breakdowns.┬áBut before all of that happened, I had a lovely trip to Prague with my best friend so I wanted to share photos and highlights with you. The city is incredibly cheap if… Continue reading Prague

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BPD: Thriving

Now there will come a time when you start to thrive and live fully even while still experiencing symptoms of BPD. Mental health diagnoses can often feel like a death sentence when you first get one. It runs through your mind that you’ll never be able to manage life, you will always struggle and never… Continue reading BPD: Thriving