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  • 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:…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    ‘FANNY FEAR’ AKA VAGINISMUS

    As friends started going through puberty and expressing an interest in linking their vagina with sexual pleasure Sarah began to understand that she felt different... here she talks through her 'fanny fear' and in particular how she coped with one of the biggest challenges: childbirth.…