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Blogging, Inspired By Series, Mental Health

Opening Up about Post Natal Depression


The  J O Y  –  T R I B E … is a gathering of the beautiful souls who have enriched my life through blogging and connecting. Every now and then I will share a little interview, or simply some of the ways that someone has made the world a better place.

Yvette documents her experience of severe post natal depression openly through her blog ‘She is Sacred‘ and her social media. I have so much admiration and respect for the people who choose to do this, they are shining the light that is needed by those still trapped in their darkness.

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Charity, Kindness, Life Lessons, Mental Health

Why I’m Giving Away Lots of Stuff


I am feeling a bit burdened by stuff lately. Although we live in a 2 bedroom apartment, its mind boggling how much stuff you can accumulate, store neatly and actually not need. ‘Retail therapy’ was a thing for me for many years, only at the ripe old age of 40 something have I started to lose interest in this past time. The shops just don’t excite me like they used to, the short lived buzz is becoming more and more empty … and all of this stuff I find myself surrounded by is weighing me down emotionally!

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Mental Health, Parenting

You are not alone


(I wrote this post with Bupa, for PND Awareness Week)

“You are not alone.”

“I am here for you.”

Will you join me and close your eyes for a moment, after you read over those words a few times. Let them sink in and feel the power there, the sense of connection.

Imagine if every new or expectant Mamma, who was feeling alone, unsure or sad could hear these words. Imagine if they could somehow truly understand and believe that they were not alone, and how valued they are?

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