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At war with myself

So today I read the passage on the image below; Those words are at the heart of so many of my own battles and demons. …
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May 6, 2020
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Check in

I thought I’d make an appearance on my blog seen as though I haven’t been very active.  We are currently in week 5 of lockdown…
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April 29, 2020
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The root cause

Is there always a root cause for mental health issues?  Well that is a question I struggle to answer. For me the answer is; there…
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November 6, 2019
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Feel good first

Since graduating from my diploma I have found that I can withstand a greater degree of stress and more specifically a higher level of disappointment. …
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November 2, 2019
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Success

It is my belief that there is a distinct difference in someone’s actions that differentiates themselves as identifying as successful.  Now before I go on…
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November 1, 2019
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Expansion

I believe that when we are stressed or worried we expand our minds.  Not necessarily physically but, potentially, spiritually. I think this because our thought…
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September 11, 2019
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WOW

WOW!!  What a few months that has been.  I had a minor wobble with my mental health which overall up to then has been very…
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July 17, 2019
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Session 2 – Responsibility

Today’s session represented good value for money.  Mainly because I left without paying!!!  But on a more serious note I did feel somewhat lighter after…
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March 11, 2019
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Never stop digging

I’ve posted blogs of similar content in the past but I feel I need to do another one, a more up to date one, after…
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March 9, 2019
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The Mill Pond

Today one of my clients introduced the term ‘Mill Pond’ into the room.  The term was used as a metaphor to describe the way people…
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March 9, 2019
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Why are you here?

Why are we here? Well what a truly magnificent question that is. As I grow and develop it is one I find myself asking but…
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March 5, 2019
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Back in therapy!

So yesterday I went back into therapy.  I was last in therapy in 2014 when I released my book and ended up in a crisis…
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March 5, 2019
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What is Happiness?

What I am very interested about in the world around me is the difference between happy and sad.  Content and depressed or anxious and relaxed. …
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December 12, 2018
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Summertime Sadness

I didn’t actually know Summertime Sadness was a real thing until I just googled it to see what came up, previously I just thought it…
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September 22, 2018
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My Magic Shield

In a world where many of us aim for a permanent state of happiness we are often disappointed when time after time this is not…
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September 17, 2018
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Does it get any better?

Well does it?  That’s a very good question and one if do find myself perusing over ever more frequently. The fact that I ask such…
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September 10, 2018
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Benefits information (PIP/DLA)

I have recently undergone my application onto Personal Independent Payment (PIP) after spending just over 8 years on the old Disability Living Allowance (DLA).  I…
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September 8, 2018
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Medication update

I may totally contradict my previous post where I talked about medication (www.graydays.co.uk/medication - 13/04/2018) and have deliberately not read it again so that I…
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September 8, 2018
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Freshers Week

It is coming up to the time of year when people in the UK are going to University.  They are commonly called Fresher’s. There is…
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September 8, 2018
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MindGym @ GrayDays

There is a fair amount of normality about going to a gym to improve one’s physical health -  people change eating habits, routines and take…
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September 6, 2018
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Thank you NHS

The NHS often has bad press and I’m sure, in parts, it deserves it but I can only speak from my experiences. The greatest example…
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September 6, 2018
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Thoughts are like Letters

I like to write letters but more importantly I like to receive replies.  Not only replies but responses that make me feel good, whether it…
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September 6, 2018