It’s Not That Simple…

The Simple Answer

How often do people have simple solutions to our problems?  “Just snap out of it.”  “What about all the things you have good in your life?”  “Calm down.”  Yet is the answer ever as easy as that?  I share my thoughts on the matter and provide you with a comparison to determine whether or not it is as simple as it appears!

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Have We Changed?

“You’ve Changed!”

When we tell people that we have a mental health condition, whether we like it or not, they believe we’ve changed.  Somehow, we’re different.  Yes, we can want to changeWe can try to change.  But revealing a new piece of information about ourselves…are we really all that different?  Join me as I explore how someone said that I’m different, how people perceive new information about us and whether or not we really have changed.  Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

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Don’t Let You Limit Yourself

There Is A Limit

How often do we hear that we all have a limit?  Everything we do, everywhere we look, there are limitations.  Things we can do, things we can’t, things we can say, things we can’t.  How many of those limits are created by our minds?  We might have dreams we don’t think we can achieve.  So as I share something from my life, why not tune in so that you can receive my challenge as well?

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If We’re Honest…

Being Honest

Honesty is supposedly seldom-seen in today’s world.  People are rarely honest with each other and some businesses are built on dishonesty.  With mental health, however, it is important that we practise honesty.  But not just to other people!  We need to remember honesty with ourselves as part of our self-care.  What do I mean?  Find out more.

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Whose Problem Is It Anyway?

Problems Problems Problems…

Whenever something bad happens like someone not talking to us or people not understanding our mental health, we make it our problem.  We blame ourselves.  Don’t we?  And yet is it really down to us?  Let’s find out.

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Managing Motivation – My Secret!

Managing Motivation

Do you ever find you’ve got no motivation to do anything? Well here, I share my secret as to how I get motivation to be productive. Why not join me?  It’s important for getting your work or other jobs done but it’s also vital for practising that successful self-care.  So do you want to get motivated?  Check out the video for more!

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Forgiveness – the Hardest Thing

Forgiveness

“It’s the hardest thing to give away, and the last thing on your mind today.  It always goes to those who don’t deserve.  It’s the opposite of how you feel when the pain they’ve caused is just to real.  It takes everything you have just to say the word: forgiveness.” – Matthew West, Forgiveness Lyrics

Believe it or not, it can be a part of our self-care.  We ought to be kinder to ourselves.  But hey, I’ll let the video speak for itself!

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Borderline Personality Disorder – feat. Sarah Cardwell

BPD – feat. Sarah Cardwell

First: our BPD event!  Second: a great line-up of guests.  Third: a great video!

Day 3 of our Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week, together with all the guests we’ve got in store for you.  We we’re thrilled to introduce Sarah Cardwell who, as well as me, struggles with borderline personality disorder.  Furthermore, she’s agreed to share her story with us – and you – so that we can spread more awareness for it because she, also, believes it doesn’t get enough awareness.  Additionally, she has a message at the end of the video that she wants you to remember, not to mention the great content that’s on her website and on her social media accounts.

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About Sarah Cardwell:Sarah Cardwell - Borderline Personality Disorder Sufferer

Sarah Cardwell is a new blogger having recently been diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder/ Borderline Personality Disorder in January 2018. In light of that diagnosis, she blogs about her own mental health experiences.  Furthermore, she has been under a mental health team since 1998.  You can read more of Sarah’s blogs on Mental health, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, ovarian cancer, family life & her work at

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How To Overcome Anxiety

For those of us who get it, anxiety can be crippling. It’s difficult to get ourselves past it, but there are ways that we can overcome our anxieties. Here, I share my tips for overcoming yours today.

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More Than You Think I Am

I Am More

We are more than you think we are.  I guarantee it!  How well do you know me?  Perhaps not very well.  What about the person sat next to or opposite you?  Perhaps all you know is what you see.  But we are more than you think we are.  Moreover, we are more than our mental health diagnosis.  I explore this further, telling you a little bit about me that you don’t know.

If you want to find out more about why I chose this as a topic, you can visit our Patreon page where I share a behind-the-scenes inspiration story about this topic.  Featuring a music track that acted as a creative muse and some of my thoughts behind this video, it’s something you won’t want to miss!  Why not head over there now?

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