Tag Archives : love

10 things your depressed loved one needs to know


  Let’s get one thing straight: Depression is very real.   It’s a horrible disease that can (and will) take over your life. It can affect if not destroy your relationships. It can cause you to harm yourself and those around you. It can shadow your entire existence.   I know this.   And I know there are a lot of…

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10 signs your friendship is toxic


  Friendships are seriously good for you. A 10-year long Australian study showed that participants with solid friend groups were 22% more likely to live longer, and researchers at Harvard concluded that happiness was “infectious” among friends who lived within a mile of each other. So why am I writing about ties that were cut and friendships that ended instead of celebrating how…

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Dear Future Me: a letter to myself


Well smack my ass and call me Sally. I’ve just gone and surprised myself.   This was not the post I was planning on sharing today, but then I got to procrastinating and was going through my own Facebook posts from way back when (yeah I know, it’s kinda sad stalking yourself but someone’s gotta do it) when I came…

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No – you do not need to tolerate intolerance


  You’ve all heard it before, the classic comeback to when you refute someone for saying something unacceptable: “If you’re so tolerant then you have to tolerate my intolerance”, usually served with a side of smug-face and the absolute conclusion they’ve bested you at your own game.   Except they haven’t. Tolerance in no way requires one to be tolerant…

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So long and thanks for all the beer


Kash is dead. Long live Kash.     I’ve started this blog a good few times and deleted every word after a few lines because I just didn’t think they did the subject any justice. It’s hard trying to put into words what this place has meant to me over the past 6 years. It’s hard to explain how much…

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Welcome to the family, kittens


  Happy Valentines Day y’all. Or for me, happy Kittens Day. You heard right, I am now a proud mommy of two rescue cats.   These two beauties came into my life by pure accident. My best friend and his wife used to attend this anti-fracking community protection camp in Borras, Wrexham, and for some reason, this specific camp became…

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