Category Archives: Anxiety

Thoughts on Radical Kindness: Why writers and artists should practice it (Part 3)

[This is part 3 of a series of blogs about kindness. Please see parts 1 and 2 here] When I began writing these posts I kind of thought this would have been one of my ‘here are my random thoughts … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Radical Kindness as a Daily Practice: Part 2

[This blog is Part 2 of a series blogs – see Part 1 here.] When I started writing this blog series I just wanted to express a general thought about kindness; that posting nice quotes or stories is not enough. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Radical Kindness as a Daily Practice: Part 1.

It’s almost ten years since Amy Winehouse died. I really liked her music and was lucky enough to see her perform twice during her first album. She was a wonderful, funny, forceful presence on stage. In later years I saw … Continue reading

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Reading to scare you while very pregnant: This changes everything (Naomi Klein)

So I have, while heavily pregnant with my first baby, been reading ‘This Changes Everything’ by Naomi Klein (here be affiliate links, fyi) and I have to say it is simultaneously the most terrifying, and hopful book I have read … Continue reading

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More thoughts on mental health in the theatre – point me in the direction of better stories.

Just so you know chaps, Spoilers ahead… Two weekends ago I went to see the play Equus with a friend of mine. I don’t want to turn this blog into a ‘review of psychological plays’ blog, or indeed give the … Continue reading

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Swimming the distance: mental health as a endurance pursuit

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may (or may not!) know that I’m currently training for a long distance swim in June. I’ll be swimming 5K, which is just over 3 miles (not an insubstantial distance … Continue reading

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On building a complicated relationship with gratitude

I wanted to write a quick post about something that has been troubling me for a few days. I was watching a YouTube video the other day that I thought was on personal finance but turned out to be on … Continue reading

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