10 Ways To Make Yourself Happy

Happiness is within reach.  Here is my list of mood boosting activities – it is a list I keep for when I need a pick-me-up.  Try making your own list and watch your life expand. Write a letter to an old friend.  In fact write lots of letters to lots of friends.  It will let people…

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Making Cupcakes, Making Joy

Baking cakes is amazing,  Your kitchen likes it, your dog likes it, your gran likes it. There are three easy steps: First you put on an apron; protection is all important. Second, you make a mess, and enjoy it. Third, you give the finished product out to all your friends/family/neighbours. People light up when you give them…

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Positive Gnarly

When in the middle of a mental health episode, I find it hard to accept myself. My friend recently described me as another level of positive.  I am.  But I have some very dark moments too. He also called me gnarly.  I will take that. Sometimes it’s hard to just be yourself, but even when…

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People Need Voices

This week I want to be an advocate for homeless people.  These people have had horrendously tough lives.  How dare people assume they’re ‘just like them’. How dare the council have criteria for housing.  The only criteria should be that you don’t have one. To have isolated themselves they must feel so undeserving..  How are…

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Engage, Encourage

You think you know the story… think again. People in wheelchairs aren’t sitting there feeling sorry for themselves.  But they are sitting there. We need to be 100x more organised and self-aware than ‘functioning’ people to get by.  We’re an incredible bunch. Likewise people with mental health issues are just like you – only mad.…

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Team Wedding

‘I just pee’d in your car.’ I said to my brother Sean. Though Sean knew, I’d finally decided to admit I’d pee’d myself in front of my friend Alexis. He was my date at my step brother’s wedding. ‘Thanks.’ ‘Urine’s actually one of the cleanest things there is,’ I said. ‘Well try not to do…

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