Boundaries: the Knowledge of Something Solid.

I like this a lot, as a start to my week: it’s 9am at the time of writing, and I’m curled up in the lovely big armchair by the patio doors in our lovely home, tired but comfortable, allowing myself to wake up slowly with some breakfast and a cup of tea, and the sound of…

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This Too Shall Pass: thoughts from Tom, Tom and Newt.

Hello. I’m Tom - Heather’s boyfriend: we’ve been locked in my parent’s house together for two months now, having only known each other for nine months when that happened (yes, really!). Heather told me very early on about the I Am Project; I read her book, which she sent me in the post before we even…

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Body Positivit-ish: Part Two

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece called Body Positivit-ish, discussing the great relationship (or massive lack thereof) that I had with my body.  That post blew up a bit: it was helpful to a lot of people, and I had so many great conversations around the way that we see our body and…

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What Do I Need to Hear Today?

Today's journal prompt was this: What do I need to hear today? How can I uplift myself? It was a helpful time of thinking and praying and processing for me, and I wandered if this could be helpful for you, too. Written to Speak, a brilliant spoken word poet, writes about kind words - about how some…

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Now is the Time // A Poem for Now

Now is the time for Caution. Caution is wise and and firm and smart and tall; she guards and she plans and she waits. Caution does not throw herself to the winds of change, tossed from here to there with the tide. But Caution can be found, always, in her chair by the fire, with clean…

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Harry and Meghan: what can we learn about mental health at work?

Let's imagine, for a moment, shall we... You're in one of the most important job roles in the country. You've been aware, for the whole of your career, that your every action is being watched, scrutinized, and any inappropriate behavior will have a huge impact on not only you in your role, but the people around…

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26 Things in 26 Years.

This week I turned twenty-six years old: that makes it ten years since I left school; eight years since I left Basingstoke; seven years since I started university. The past few years have brought  s o  m u c h  growth: I'm becoming more myself every day, and although it's a painful process at times, I…

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Fluffy Socks, Pancakes for Dinner and an Emergency Nandos Card (Adulting for Beginners)

I'm not sure I can deny it any longer. It's a massive weight, a burden that I just need to get off my chest. I've been denying it but it's always there at the back of my mind; I just can't get rid of it, and I really need to talk to someone about this. I'm…

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