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Who are you to judge.

Currently sat on a train waiting to leave Paddington, hot and flustered having fought through crowds on the tube. Seriously not the best time to travel!! I’m boiling, the train is packed and this chap bounced onto the seat next … Continue reading

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Self-Sabotage is a bitch

I’m currently sat on my sofa with a coffee having dropped my car off at the garage. I’m feeling a little tired after being brutally woken by an almighty storm in the early hours. I can hear the hum of … Continue reading

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Let people be.

I was sat watching the TV this morning about a debate around the abortion law in Alabama. Oh my goodness, I was shouting at the TV, I was furious!! Not a good start to the day and god only knows … Continue reading

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Failure is not an option

Sometimes courage is not just about taking a step forward. Sometimes it’s about stepping back and taking stock of everything. This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), if you hadn’t already gathered by the onslaught of tweets, instagram … Continue reading

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#WeCanMakeChange

“Change was forced upon me causing me to crash & burn. At that point I had 2 choices; let it beat me, or use it as a ladder to get back up. As I came up from rock bottom, I … Continue reading

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What Does Depression Look Like?

Life experiences sometimes come and swipe our legs from underneath us and this can drag our mood down significantly. Most people don’t think they need to seek support. They tend to come to the conclusion that it’s an expected state … Continue reading

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Failing veterans is not an option!!

Returning from Afghanistan in 2012 it became evident that things where very, very wrong! I have been very open about my experiences pre and post diagnosis; most of which form most of my blogs. I’ve also stated that whilst I … Continue reading

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It’s not about the tackle you carry…

2018 ended very well for me, winning Women in Defence Woman of the Year 2018. It was truly very humbling and I left the year feeling confident I do in fact have what it takes to do exactly what I … Continue reading

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‘Friend’ is not just a word.

I had a conversation today about having been duped by a ‘friend’ and I was sad to hear that it’s really knocked them for six. This made me sad but also made me think about what a friend actually is. … Continue reading

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They are never ‘just a dog’.

Lying here on the sofa, cuddling Mitsys blanket, thinking about how I still wished she was here. The last few days have gone by in a haze and I seriously don’t know how I got through them, it’s the worst … Continue reading

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You can still meet the grade in life.

Lots of students picked up their A Level results this week. The % of A grades has increased so lots of high achievers. This standard of commitment over a long period of time can add so much pressure. These individuals … Continue reading

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Who can you call upon?

Having just learnt of the passing of Ellie Souter, and finding out yesterday that not only did the love island star Sophie tragically take her own life, but so did her boyfriend and 2 of his friends, I felt compelled … Continue reading

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Things have a habit of creeping up and biting you in the bum!!

Over the last couple of months there have been people identified throughout all media platforms as having taken their own lives. We scroll down our news feed and see loved ones sharing pictures of those they love and care about, … Continue reading

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Everyone has a right to be heard.

“Why do you spend your free time helping those dregs of society….” That was a question I was sent following a post I put up about me running a group session at The Brick Homeless Charity and it seriously enraged … Continue reading

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The long journey home.

**** Warning of oversharing illness content 😷 **** So who’s ready for the comedy of my day yesterday…. ‘Alcohol vs Pre-Menstrual Migraine vs Very long 2 weeks’. Planned to set off early from London so I can be home for … Continue reading

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I yearn for 1 more time…

I was stood at the door as my train pulled into the station, headphones on listening to some great tunes and I suddenly had this overwhelming feeling of sadness thinking of my grandad. It’s almost 2 years since he passed … Continue reading

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When you know, you just know.

So I am sat here on a Monday evening thinking about everything I have in the diary for the next couple of weeks. A few months ago I would have been completely overwhelmed and then go into hiding, becoming too … Continue reading

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Time to take the stabilisers off.

Last year for me was one of the most amazing times of my life. However, it didn’t start off that way. Having just past the first Christmas without my grandad, and knowing we were about to lose my nan to … Continue reading

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Turn the first page…

Already on the final page of 2017, where has that year gone to. Time to reflect on  the last 365 days. What does your summary say about your year? Mine has been a very interesting year full of twists and … Continue reading

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Physical signs of being overloaded mentally.

Sat on my sofa and I’m feeling very tearful. I’ve not actually cried but everything I’m watching on TV is making me catch my breath. I have absolutely no idea where it’s coming from. I guess it could be associated … Continue reading

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