What it’s like living with Dermatophagia?

Dermatophagia is a skin biting disorder which isn’t considered to be rare, it’s just not commonly talked about. Well, I’m going to change that by sharing my experience of living with Dermatophagia. Dermataphagia is actually a mental disorder which is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB). For me, Dermatophagia […]

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Author Interview with Emily Priest

Emily Priest is a freelance writer and performance poet, author of her debut poetry book ‘Nicotine and Napalm’ published in 2019. Emily performed her first poetry reading in 2016 in Portsmouth since then she has recited poetry in countless venues. ‘This collection of prose and poetry is one woman’s account of growing up in the […]

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Vogue Parody – 73 Questions

Naomi from Inching Forwards tagged me to participate in the Vogue Parody: 73 Questions tag. The 73 Questions tag is a parody of the Vogue’s ’73 Questions’ series, which is popular on YouTube, in which they visit a celebrities house and ask them 73 Questions about themselves and their career. Obviously, I cannot show you […]

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21 Life Lessons

  It’s my Twenty-Second birthday tomorrow, which makes today my last day being 21. The magical 21 was one I couldn’t wait for. I try to remember why I felt so excited and I think it was the prospect of being taken seriously by adults. Technically I am an adult, I am a parent as […]

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My Bucket List

At 21, people look at me a bit funny sometimes when I say ‘that’s on my Bucket list’. Yes, I am young but I’d be lying if I told you I hadn’t thought about dying or that I’d been in a near-death experience that made me re-think my entire life (there’s been more than once). […]

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Finding A Diagnosis (Interview) – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (7/7)

  As part of Mental Health Awareness week, I was very grateful to be approached by Erica who agreed to answer some questions and share her story into getting diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).   Erica is an inspiration to myself, and I am very proud of how […]

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Self Care – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (6/7)

Today I’d like to talk to you about Self care and how it benefits your mental health. What is Self-Care? Self-care is beneficial to everybody whether you are a mental ill health sufferer or not. Self-care by definition is ‘the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.’ Self Care is broken […]

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My Blog and Me – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (4/7)

This blog post was a rather emotional awakening for me. I have realized a lot since this encounter and I’d love it if you could all remain sensitive to the fact that this is a big deal for me. Although it may not be for you.  This blog post wasn’t planned at all, I was […]

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Understanding Mental Health – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (3/7)

It’s Mental Health Awareness week and I have planned and written a post for each and every day! Today I will be talking about what mental health is and how it affects people. Here is a photograph of my 4-year-old Amelia and the sign we have made to help raise awareness for Mental Health Week […]

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Body Image – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (1/7)

2019’s Mental Health Awareness week topic this year is Body Image. Today I’m going to talk to you about what ‘Body Image’ is and tell you  ‘My Body Image Story’. So what is Body Image? Body Image by definition is a person’s perception of the aesthetics of their physical appearance. It is basically the way […]

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