Is Cancer Research UK’s Obesity Campaign harmful or necessary?

I have had many interesting discussions about Cancer Research UK’s latest campaign with friends, family, mental health professionals, psychologists, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals.* If you have not yet seen CRUK’s new campaign, it features a cigarette packet stating, “obesity is a cause of cancer…like smoking, obesity puts millions of adults at greater risk of... Continue Reading →

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Thoughts on turning 28

Originally, this post was titled 28 thoughts on turning 28. Just before posting it, I realised that my list of 28 insights on turning 28 was cliché, dull, and probably not 100% honest. Therefore, here are my honest thoughts on turning the big 2-8 in a few days… When I was a young and foolish... Continue Reading →

Anxiety and Running

I am writing this post for two reasons:  To put it very simply - I find it beneficial. Writing about mental health is a method of expressing feelings that are sometimes too difficult to put into words. I hope that by sharing my own experiences, it might help people who are feeling a similar way. Personally,... Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day 2019

Every year there is the same inevitable and rather tiresome backlash that takes place around International Women’s Day, and this year was no different… “Why should I celebrate International Women’s Day when there’s no International Men’s Day?!” Firstly, there is an International Men’s Day, taking place annually on 19th November. The purpose of this day... Continue Reading →

January/Winter Gratitude

I have found January to be a very exciting yet overwhelming month, with starting a new job, marathon training, buying my first little flat (!!!), a variety of volunteering commitments, financial struggles (new flat = permanently in the -£ for the next 86 years), etc. Like many others, I have found myself counting down the... Continue Reading →

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