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Staying well plans – how they can help us to fight stigma when it comes to mental illness

Mental health awareness week is about to kick off, which is a great chance to get more people talking openly.  If you have ever experienced a mental illness, you should have been asked to put…

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The best thing I ate last week – Scallops with Thai salad

If scallops are on a menu, I tend to order them.  If they are part of a surprise tasting menu, I am like hello baby.  They have to be in my top 10 and I…

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When you have to stop doing something you love, even when it is good for you

Sometimes in life we have to stop doing things that we love, even when it is good for us.  In my case, one of those things was my early morning group swim in ice cold…

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Lighten the load – why dominoe game rules can remind us about life

I love a family game of dominoes.  As I was playing with my parents and daughter last week, I got to thinking about the strategy I use in each round.  If I have a double…

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You can live with a mental illness but still have great mental health

I have been recording some new podcast episodes for Time for a Mojo Injection season 8 and I was reminded of a great quote that I heard at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.  My lovely guest,…

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