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Do You Have to Know the Darkness Before You Can Appreciate the Light?

When I started writing my blog about my mental health, I realized that at some point, I was going to be writing while in the middle of an episode of depression.  As I have been mentally well for such a long time, I thought that could take ages to be the case, and I may almost seem a fraud.  Call it the law of attraction, but here I am a short time later in the midst of what seems to be one of the worst episodes I have had for some time.... Read More...

How to Turn Depression Into a Powerful Tool for Creativity

There are a lot of times in your life where things do not go your way. Every person has different criteria and way of dealing with things. Some get out of trouble without having to even ask for help; while others may suffer so much that they start getting bouts of depression marked by periods of anxiety and inner turmoil. There are multiple ways to battle depression and live a healthy life, and even though depression affects all of us differently, it has its effects more on a creative person.... Read More...

What I’ve Learned From My Student Life

If I were to give an advice to a prospective student – please, become as open-minded as possible. Never let your experience to be limited to your expectations; try the things you are fascinated by even though it may seem risky and scary at first, be willing to grow personally, every single day. See any curveball or a barrier or 'unfortunate incident' as yet another opportunity given to you to grow as a person.... Read More...

How to Cope With Panic Attack

Panic + Fear = Powerless. An equation that has frequently been added up in my head! Anyone who has ever suffered from panic attacks (even if you have only had one once) will know they’re hard to forget. Not to mention tough to manage. In this post, I hope to be able to share my experiences of panic attacks and give some advice on how to live life alongside these unpredictable moments.... Read More...

Put Down Your Phone: Millennial Men Hope To Meet ‘The One’ while Traveling

With the help of the digital revolution that has reshaped our lives beyond recognition, everything we do now has a new dimension – an “online” reality that allows for remote working, genuine reviews, and a wealth of information at our fingertips. But one trend that took the world by storm, and that I never really got the hang of, somehow dwindled as fast as it developed.... Read More...

One Thing You Should Know About Overcoming Eating Disorder

It was November and I was sat there in a waiting room at the front of an inpatient mental health adolescent hospital in Bristol. My parents sat either side of me. All of us were quite anxious and a bit on edge. The last 24 hours hung over us, my heart ECG coming back as bad and a huge family argument about what was right for me. I guess the reality was that those arguments had pretty much been my life for the last year or so. Ever since my parents had decided to interfere with my eating and made me go to CAMHs.  ... Read More...

How to Have Effective Conversation

In this world, everyone likes to be heard, but few seem to stop talking long enough to listen. More often than not, as soon as someone starts to speak, we are guilty of spending our internal energy on mustering up something awesome to say in response. Active listening is a lost art to the excessive barking of Dodo birds.... Read More...

7 Simple Ways to Find Your Purpose and Live Meaningfully

I used to spend a lot of time daydreaming about all of the things I’d like to be doing with my life.  But I had a corporate job and was busy ticking things off my bucket list, settling down, finding a house and a man who’d love me.  All of the things I felt I should do, all of the things society tells us is the way.  But my life lacked meaning and I was unsure of what my real purpose was.  Stuck is a job that suffocated my soul, I thought there must be other ways to make ends meet?  Do you ever find yourself asking those questions; is this all there is?  Is this what life is all about?  What would you do if you had more time, money, freedom?... Read More...

How to Help Your Loved One with Mental Health Problems

We like to comfort ourselves with the thought that medicine has advanced so much that few things are still a mystery and that most, if not all, diseases can be resolved. There is only a category of diseases that still cause fear, confusion and anxiety, the ones about which people talk in a low voice – mental disorders. However, even such an extreme situation as having or living with a loved one who has a mental disorder can be survived with the right approach.... Read More...

What Makes a Good Night’s Sleep?

A good night’s rest is an important part of your overall health, and not getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours a night can eventually play havoc on both your mental and physical state. Long term sleep debt results in not only a sluggish you, but can even increase your risk for cardiovascular problems, obesity, and even stroke. If you struggle with insomnia, tossing and turning, or pain throughout the night, you may want to consider a few factors contributing to your discomfort.... Read More...

‘Happily Ever After’ is Fiction, Real Love is What You Need

The bond between husband and wife can be one of the most beautiful things. Finding a best friend and loyal companion, someone that completes you is the ultimate gift. Putting all selfishness aside, when you make that leap of faith, joining hearts by uniting differences, strengths and weakness, you balance each other out, creating a thriving vessel for flourishing love.   Sounds amazing right? And let’s not forget, marriage always puts a smile on our face and its all smooth sailing from the moment we say “I do.”... Read More...

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