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  • 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.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    EMETOPHIA. FEAR OF BEING SICK

    Nobody likes being sick do they? True. But as with most phobias, Emetophobia is far more than a dislike of vomiting, its fear that escalates to the point that has escalated so that affects Emily McEvoy in all sorts of ways.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MY PARTNER, CANNABIS & ME

    Regular readers will know that most often these lists are reflective: written as someone comes to terms with an aspects of their life. This one is different, the author (who wishes to remain anonymous) is in the thick of it, her partners use of cannabis is very much a 'now'.…