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Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows – January 2019

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A few months ago, I decided that I needed to restart writing about the happy moments in my life and share the times that bring me joy and put a smile on my face. So Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows was born. Happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at finding your happiness. You have to search for happiness, chase after it and once you’ve found it then hold onto it. That is why…

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7 Things Depression Has Taught Me

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I’ve suffered from depression for 20 years now. During that time I have changed as a person. I am not the same girl that was diagnosed with depression in 1999. I have had to change to get better. To fight the devil that is depression. The stalker that is poor mental health. But I never expected that suffering from depression would teach me some valuable lessons about life. Lessons that I’m not always brilliant at following. Yet when I do…

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In The Pursuit Of Happiness

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I often believe that people who suffer with mental health problems get a raw deal. They are considered sad individuals who can barely crack a smile. That they aren’t able to feel happiness or joy. This is untrue. I can feel great happiness and joy. I can feel the excited happiness that comes when you dance around the room to your favourite song. The happiness that comes from chatting with your best friends. I know the contented happiness that comes…

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My Top Seven Of 2018

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I was tagged by the lovely Lauren at Scrapbook Blog to share My Top Seven of 2018. So as I sit and watch the last episode of You on Netflix (have you seen it? It is good, right!) I thought I would share with you some of my highlights of 2018. You can read Lauren’s post about her highlights here. My 7 Favourite Posts From 2018 I struggle with the word favourite. When you write posts that are designed to…

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Depression And University Life: My Story

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TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with depression and mentions self-harm. Depression And University Life My Degree I studied Classical Civilisation and Ancient History at university. And during my study I became drawn to Greek Tragedy. I loved the complex stories filled with bold female characters who committed hideous atrocities because of some fatal flaw. And during those years at university, I often felt like I had changed into one of those characters. That I was ever so carefully destroying myself…

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19 Goals For 2019

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Last year I set myself 18 goals and plans for 2018. It was such a fun post to write and I’m pleased that I’ve ticked off many of the items on the list. You can read how I got on in my review post. But 2018 is so last year. On to 2019. This is what I would like to achieve this year. 19 Goals For 2019 1. Read 24 books. In 2018, I set a goal to read more…

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20 Years

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20 years. 20 years ago. January 1999. That’s when I was given my first diagnosis. That was the month that I had a breakdown and depression entered my life. A depression that was so consuming it sought to end my life. 20 years. At the time, I was a student at a university. My main concerns should have been getting my essays in on time and if the good looking barman from the Student Union had noticed me. But those…

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18 for 2018 – Revisited

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At the end of 2017, I began to listen to a podcast by Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. In one of her podcasts, she and her sister created a list of things that they wanted to do the following year. It included finding the ultimate black dress and getting to bed earlier. I decided to write my own list and so I sat down and wrote 18 for 2018. As it is now 2019, it is time…

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