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Daily challenges of living with depression 

A friend of mine recently reminded me of an aspect of depression that is often overlooked: that the lack of motivation to do things can affect not only your ability to participate in social activities, but every element of your life, including eating. Continue reading

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One thing at a time

There are days, sometimes weeks, when I feel fantastic. Then there are days, sometimes weeks and months when I feel pretty crappy. On the crappy days, my mantra becomes “one thing at a time”. When my depression was really bad, it was the only thing that got me out of bed. Continue reading

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A life I won’t need to escape from…

So, further to my A fork in the road… post, I have compiled this list of priorities in order to help me with my decision about which masters to pursue. Many thanks to my mum for basically giving me this … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’ve realised that I’m waiting. Waiting for medical transition to start, waiting to leave Belfast, waiting for life to start. I used to be terrible at waiting. Now it seems that I’ve become an expert. The issue with waiting, is that once the waiting is over, what am I left with? My life has become consumed by my transition, but once that’s over, what then? Continue reading

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The only way is Up!

I just wanted to do a quick mental health update. This New Year’s Eve I made a commitment to myself to see the positivity in my life. I think that I definitely have a tendency, as a transgender person and … Continue reading

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New Year, New Traditions!

This New Years Eve of 2014 myself and my partner started a new tradition. We borrowed the idea from our friend who used it at a Winter Solstice party. On one piece of paper you write down the things from … Continue reading

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Nature Helps – Feeling Alive

Mindfulness is a funny word. It brings to mind 21st century hippies and wacky alternative lifestyles. But mindfulness is actually the simple act of being present in the moment. Imagine that you’re sitting standing in your front doorway. It’s a … Continue reading

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