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HEALTH

  • BODY IMAGE, EMOTIONAL, HEALTH

    BYE BYE BOOBS

    Anyone who follows Carly on Instagram (if you don't you should) will likely be in awe of how she has emerged from what has been an extremely challenging chapter in a way that is inspiring to witness. On a recent post celebrating life post-chemo and post-surgery she wrote: "one small step at a time, moving forwards, growing, healing & living." This is an 'ode to her boobs' ahead of a double mastectomy:…

  • HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    THIS IS LONG-TERM COVID

    As per the opening line, this list from Lucille Whiting isn't to scare anyone, but instead give a personal insight of the continued impact of COVID-19 on her health. Something I haven't seen or read much on, but am keen to learn more about...…

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    TO MY ALCOHOLIC FATHER, (WHO DIED WHILE I WAS GIVING BIRTH)

    Life is mad isn't it? The older I get the more I know that to be true. Where I once thought that happiness was a place you aimed for, I now 'get' that more likely there are sad times tinged with joy and good times with more complex or tricky bits thrown in. This list by Megan Ace is testament to the highs and lows sometimes colliding at once, in this case the death who her Father on the day her son was born.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING

    COPING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS (PLUS A PANDEMIC)

    Emma wrote about her experience of Endometriosis for MOAL a couple of years ago and it continues to be one that stays with me, so when she reached out with a follow-up piece on living with a chronic health condition during Covid-19 I jumped at the chance to share it…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    HOW OUR CHILDHOOD MAKES US WHO WE ARE

    It's interesting to consider how this chapter of lockdown is going to impact our children, isn't it? Though it's been unbelievably challenging, there's sure to be positives to them spending so much time in the cocoon of home with their parents/care-givers close-at-hand. Only time will tell. Though written pre-covid-19, this list from Clinical Psychologist Dr Lucy Maddox is a great introduction to Child development studies:…