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This year has taken its toll on us all in one way or another; we’ve all felt the brunt of several lockdowns and the year anniversary of Covid-19. One thing I’ve certainly struggled with this last year is body image. I’ve touched upon this briefly before but not so much from a personal perspective. One…

Challenge 7, 8 & 9: Great North Run Solo and 8K With A M8

I decided to do challenge 7-9 over the course of July – September as we were given 78 days to complete it. However, I did add challenge 8 halfway through! The rules of this challenge were to complete 40 runs (or walks) in 78 days; as someone who hates running I can definitely confirm I…

Challenge 6: Food For Thought

Nothing like being 4 months late ay?! Apologies, as always, sometimes time goes by and I genuinely don’t feel able to or in the mood to write. However, the challenges have still been going ahead! June’s challenge was a food related one – I decided to give myself four letters a day across a period…

An Insight Into Some Types Of Anxiety

There are a variety of different anxiety disorders which all have their own triggers and treatments; but there are also a lot of other mental illnesses where anxiety is a very prominent symptom, despite the condition not necessarily coming under the umbrella term of an anxiety disorder. We often hear a lot about these types…

Ben vs Relationships

There are many aspects of life in which anxiety can manifest and create difficulties. For me, romantic relationships have more often than not been a trigger. I used to think a few years ago that maybe I just hated relationships; maybe I wasn’t meant to settle down. But as I’ve grown up and learnt more…