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THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S

    When Jo Yaldren was given the shocking news she had Parkinson's aged just 47, she was utterly devastated. It felt like the worst diagnosis she could ever receive because there is no hope of recovery and no cure. Yet amongst the bleak reality of a degenerative condition, Jo's list is full of wisdom and wonder.…

  • INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS

    This excellent list from Veronica Dearly is full of words of wisdom about how we really can all do hard things, whether they're big or small. Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, and if we're honest, there will always be hard things we come up against. But here, Veronica gives us some helpful advice, even when life's problems seem insurmountable.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    EATING DISORDERS DON’T HAVE ONE LOOK

    In this powerful list Hope Virgo, author and found of #DumpTheScales, writes about her long, painful and exhausting experience of anorexia. As she explains, eating disorders are still one of the most stigmatised of illnesses, and at times it felt as if there was no way out for her, but she also tells us that full recovery really is possible. …

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    DIAGNOSED WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Beth Calvert was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager and then postnatal depression in her 20s. She speaks about the highs and the lows, the exhaustion and the extremely dark moments where she thought her only way out was to die. What Beth went through sounds absolutely terrifying. And then a doctor diagnosed her with bipolar disorder and her life finally clicked into place…

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LOSING A PARENT

    The death of a parent shakes your foundations, it tilts your world and throws you off balance. And here, the actor Emily Bevan intimately writes about her journey through the grief, the exhaustion and the heartbreak of losing her precious dad.…