by Regina Jessica **TRIGGER WARNING** - this post discusses bullying and self harm. If sensitive to these topics, reader discretion is advised. Being an Asian has its good points and it’s bad points. Let me begin with showing everyone what it feels like to be called out in your school as the person who was … Continue reading The ‘Special’ Stigma
by Freyja Well I’m not really sure how to kick this off. I’m Freyja and I’m really excited to start writing for this wonderful little community. I’m 24 years old and from Manchester, UK. I’m a cat owner, massage student and for the last 6 years I have had the linked conditions fibromyalgia and chronic … Continue reading Lessons everyone should know. What I have learned from chronic pain.
by Connie Recently I've been thinking about how the words we use can determine how we and others feel. Having studied PR at a masters level means I think a lot about how simply changing one word in a slogan or catch-phrase can completely transform the overall message. I thought about the effect of words … Continue reading Choose your words wisely
by Connie Throughout November I have been asking men in my life why mental health support is a big deal to them. I could talk about it as much as I wanted, but as a woman I am fundamentally unable to fully describe or understand the mental health challenges men go through. Here in this … Continue reading Men’s mental health – Significance from male perspectives.
by Connie Hi Gang, as I said earlier in the month, I would be selling baked goods to raise money for movember. One of my favourite baking recipes is a recipe I adapted from BBC Good Food it takes less than 30 mins to prep, takes between 10 to 30 minutes to cook (depending on your … Continue reading Movember Munchies – making moustache biscuits
by Connie It's that time of year again folks. The Halloween decorations have been taken down and as the sun sets (at like 3 o'clock) the sky is filled with fireworks and people start asking "is it too early to play Christmas songs yet?" We are officially in full holiday-season spirit. For many people, this … Continue reading Remember, Remember, this month it’s MOVEMBER
by Connie **Trigger warning and Disclaimer - these are the opinions and perspectives of just two people who have experienced eating disorders. Please understand that everyone has unique relationships with their body, with self image and with food. It is also important to recognise that eating disorders can effect people of all races, ages, backgrounds … Continue reading Real talk – living beyond an eating disorder.
by Connie If you haven't heard of the 'I Weigh' movement, in a very brief nutshell it's a body-positive social-media movement launched by Jameela Jamil. It's a campaign which highlights the importance of our non-physical attributes, critically challenging “how women are taught to value themselves. In Kg". Jamil makes sure to make it clear that taking … Continue reading The ‘I Weigh’ movement – why it challenges me so much.
by Cheryl I’m so excited to be meeting you guys on this lovely blog which I know you guys adore. I’m so honoured and flattered to be given this opportunity to meet all you lovely readers and talk about something that I love with all of my heart. Before we go into that, I thought … Continue reading Self-care through Skin care
by Connie While some people feel like they have to hide the fact that they see a therapist, I always encourage people to be as open with it as they feel comfortable. It seems daft to be ashamed of wanting to take care of yourself, its not like that with other areas of medicine.If you … Continue reading 9 things my therapy sessions taught me