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Social Media slack – and why it doesn’t deserve it

It’s #MentalHealthDay2018. How do I know this? It’s trending on Twitter, as is #MentalHealthAwarenessDay, and #WorldMentalHealthDay. Mental health, or rather speaking about the topic, has become more prevalent in recent times – and rightly so. People, companies, brands all seem to be doing (or at least attempting to do) their part to help de-stigmatize the […]

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Other

What is your ethnic background? White British White Irish Gypsy or Irish Traveller Asian British Black African Black Caribbean Asian British Mixed White and Black Caribbean Mixed White and Black African Mixed White and Asian Chinese Other This list is from the Office of National Statistics website. It’s the same list I come across every time […]

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Bad Language

A few weeks ago I came across an interesting article about how Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively talk to their daughters. In the September 2017 issue of Glamour, Lively said; “[In the past], we’ve joked that my daughter is bossy, but my husband said, ‘I don’t ever want to use that word again. You’ve never heard a […]

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Confidence is comfort.

I think how we perceive ourselves and how we come across are two drastically different things. I don’t think I exude self confidence and yet I am constantly told I do. Inside though, I feel like an awkward mess. I’m clumsy, I ramble and I don’t think I’ll ever ooze ‘cool’. Sometimes I’m happy about […]