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One of the podcasts I listen to is called We Can Do Hard Things and it is hosted primarily by Glennon Doyle, joined by her wife Abby, and her sister Amanda. One of their recent episodes talked about the best advice they were ever given. There was plenty of great advice, some of which I’ve already received and have been such game-changers.

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Being okay in my own company

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I'm learning to differentiate between being alone and spending time with myself.

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Stuck in a cycle

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In an era where trends are moving faster than ever, they are not always accessible or realistic to follow. It’s not easy to switch up your bedroom from minimalist Scandinavian architecture to eclectic art interiors. 

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Torn and scrunched papers

My most recent catch-up with my supervisors didn’t go as they usually do. For the first time in my candidature, I felt quite disappointed with myself.

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Be there for yourself & others

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So, you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health, and you want to be there for them as much as you can. But you’re not sure what’s the best way to be there for them without burning yourself out. So here are a few tips to make sure you’re looking after yourself as well as you’re the person you’re helping.

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Why is dating so hard?

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I don't know whether it's because of covid or it's just me but dating is really hard. I'm in my 20s, I'm young, I’m fun, I’m busy, I've grown to love myself and be self-aware, I know how to look after myself and not put a relationship in front of everything else, I have a lot of free time, I know what I want, it should be easy right? Unfortunately no, its not.

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15 things it's never too late for

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Becoming older, unfortunately, comes with greater responsibilities. But it's never too late to do all the things we've always wanted to do, even if it's little. 

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Everything I know about love

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For the past month or so I have been burying my face in this yellow paperback on my commutes to uni and before bed – it’s a book called Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton.

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A letter to my fellow neurodivergents...

I’m sorry if you’ve grown up hearing that you’re not doing your best, that you’re just not trying hard enough. I’m sorry if you’ve grown up teaching yourself that you had to push through discomfort only to realise you still can’t do all those things your peers could. I’m sorry if you grew up knowing you were so different from everyone around you, yet you weren’t cared for like you should have been.

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