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I was hoping… Reacting To Our Fourth Miscarriage

A black and white photograph of a dandelion losing some seeds - I Was Hoping - Reacting To Our Fourth Miscarriage - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: Baby loss. The post “I Was Hoping – Reacting To Our Fourth Miscarriage” is about baby loss and miscarriage and you may find it upsetting if you have any personal experience of these subjects. I Was Hoping – Reacting To Our Fourth Miscarriage I was hoping that this time would be different. I was hoping that we wouldn’t have to hear the words: “I’m sorry, but it doesn’t look good”. I was hoping that the fact I was fitter…

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Mental Health Thoughts & Inspiration

Self-harm Awareness With NSPCC

Self-harm still feels like a very taboo subject to talk about. I've always been open in this blog. I have written posts about my history of long-term depression, miscarriages and even my suicide attempts. But somehow talking about my personal experiences of self-harm seems more difficult. Even now, as I write this I wonder what you are all thinking.…

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Cancer Research UK: Workplace And Teacher

Cancer Research UK

During my time at Cancer Research UK I changed as a person. I developed both professionally and personally. But I did not expect that working at Cancer Research UK would teach me more about life. My day job taught me some valuable life lessons. Lessons that I am not always brilliant at following. But lessons that I need to remember and that I try to use as motivation for how I live my life.…

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Stormy Weather – Reacting To Our Third Miscarriage

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  I think it is fair to say that the past month has been crap. Life has dealt us an unfair hand and we have lurched from one stressful experience to the next. It wasn’t meant to be this way. We’d just found out that I was expecting another baby. Mr H was on holiday for two weeks before beginning a new job and we had booked a few days away in Dorset. But the best laid plans of mice and…

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Robin Williams, Depression and Me

A photograph of a solitary statue by Antony Gormley on Crosby Beach - Robin Williams, Suicide & Me - Mrs H's favourite things

  TRIGGER WARNING:  If you have personal experience of mental ill health or suicide then you may find this post upsetting.   I can’t imagine the despair that Robin Williams’ friends and family are feeling right now. I can’t imagine the pain that Robin Williams felt when he made the decision to take his own life. But I know how I felt. I know how I felt when I decided enough was enough. When I made the decision that the…

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Mental Health Motherhood

What A Wonderful World

Follow my blog with BloglovinI was thinking recently about all the time I spent in my early twenties wishing the world would stop so I could get off. I hated this world and thought life was pretty miserable. I know I was very ill; my depression meant I could not see beyond my own sadness. I was not able to appreciate the love of my friends and family, my time at university or all the wonderful opportunities put in front…

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