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5 Simple Self Love Ideas for the Perfect Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day, the season of love is here. We tend to be quite romantic when it comes to ideas for celebrating the day and spoiling our partner. But what about ourselves? You deserve love too, and not just from others. It needs to start with yourself. So how do you care for yourself during …

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I Am Worthy Of Healing, And So Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project

I Am Worthy Of Healing, And So Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project #006 Trigger warning I’ve chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project to spread awareness about complex PTSD and bring hope and inspiration to individuals dealing with PTSD daily. Because we are worthy of healing! Introduction It was as …

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What Is a Better Alternative to a New Year’s Resolution?

As we turn the first page on a new calendar, many of us set New Year’s resolutions. I was curious about how many people actually make New Year’s resolutions, and if they manage to stick to them, so I asked this on several forums. It was interesting to read the answers. I coupled them with …

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Traumaversary: Ways to Deal With a Trauma Anniversary

I was getting nervous. It was just over a month before the first anniversary of my trauma that I started getting more emotional, anxious and overwhelmed. I was familiar with those feelings. I’ve always felt similar around the day that my mum passed away for years now. That’s when my mood usually starts to change, …

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Your Story Does Not Define You by Emily Natani | PTSD: My Story Project

Your Story Does Not Define You by Emily Natani | PTSD: My Story Project #005 Trigger warning I chose to take part in the PTSD: My Story Project because I used to feel such shame in my story. After realizing that it is not something I caused, but something that happened to me, I have …

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Why Walking is Good for you

5 Reasons Why Walking in Autumn Is Good for You

You may have read my post about Autumn Anxiety and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Since writing it, people have asked me what the best way to beat it is. As mentioned in the post, there are several ways to combat autumn anxiety. A poll of more than 1000 respondents suggested that over 70% of them found …

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Private Fundraising

5 Steps for individuals when planning private fundraising

It’s just over two months since my 10-mile sponsored walk on the Isles of Scilly. I did the walk to raise money for my local hospital, where they took great care of me after my accident a year ago. It felt great to give something back to them, and I’m glad I did it in …

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PTSD Survivor Story

Change Your Story, Change Your Life! by Jenna Hughes | PTSD: My Story Project

Change Your Story, Change Your Life! by Jenna Hughes | PTSD: My Story Project #004 Trigger warning I feel so blessed to be a part of the PTSD: My Story Project, as the more we raise awareness and connect with others, the easier our days become. Be true to yourself and follow people like these …

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