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Video: I’ve suffered too…

For Mental Health Awareness Week I decided to record and share a short video (90 sec) called I’ve suffered too. I hope it inspires people to be more open to talk about mental health and get help when they need to. If you resonate with it, please share […]

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Supporting someone with depression

It’s hard. At times it’s really hard. As someone who’s been through depression and had support, and been there for someone else when they’ve been through it, I get how hard it can be. At times is feels like the life is being sucked out of you. It […]

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How I describe depression

Since I recovered from depression I’ve spoken about it more and more. Everytime I meet someone who is struggling with depression or is close to somebody that is, I’m happy to share my personal experience. Last week I explained it like this.. “Imagine a room. On the wall […]

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Struggling to connect…

  In a mindless attempt to check my Facebook status, I was halted in my tracks. Today I spent several minutes refreshing the browser and turning my 4G on and off. I threw myself into the struggle, temporarily losing myself in the possibility that it would work eventually. […]

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Testing your Dreams

  I’d always dreamt of being an animator. When I was really young I went to DisneyWorld in Florida. I was really lucky to go a few times in my childhood and watch the animators creating the films. I remember seeing a little bear running around when they […]

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Thank you for my coffee shop office

Dear coffee shop owners,   I’m writing on behalf of all people that are self-employed or work from home. For the authors and writers, designers and actors, consultants and entrepreneurs, we really appreciate your coffee shop being nice to us. I am writing to thank you. Thank you […]

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Always somewhere better…

We planned this trip a few months ago. A weekend retreat in the English countryside. A place close enough that meant travelling there was relatively easy, but far enough away to give us the feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of London life. We found a lovely […]

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The gift of improvising

My first workshop I was somewhere between naive and terrified. I didn’t really know what to expect. I half thought I would be cast onto a stage and expected to deliver a well crafted masterpiece. Those anxious thoughts couldn’t have been further from the truth. 4 years ago […]