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“Heal Thyself, Physician”

Whenever I feel stressed, people often say sentences like, ?if you teach Stress Control, why are you stressed right now?? or, ?you work in mental health, why are you anxious?? or, ?heal thyself, physician?. Granted, these people tend to be joking, but we do tend to...

Why Your New Years Resolutions Always Fail

The Romans started each year with promises to the God Janus, who January is named after. It is fitting that Janus is the god of beginnings and endings, because January is usually when our New Years resolutions start – and end! According to research, though 52%...
“Bah, Humbug!”

“Bah, Humbug!”

Christmas. It?s the time of year that most people look forward to, however I?ve always had a rocky relationship with Christmas, which has led many of my friends to nickname me ?Scrooge?! Don?t get me wrong, I love Christmas Day itself, but there are a lot of aspects I...
How ?goals? drove me to depression and values dragged me back out

How ?goals? drove me to depression and values dragged me back out

I was 6 years old, being pulled out of a puddle by my older brother. Three bullies watched on as my brother took a dirty sodden jacket from my back and then turned to them angrily. ?You three little devils will never so much as TOUCH my little brother? when he?s...
This is Anxiety

This is Anxiety

This week is Mental Health Awareness week; a week designed to raise the awareness of mental health and wellbeing. The theme this year is stress, so I decided to change the theme of my blog this week, taking the opportunity to talk honestly about my journey with stress...