Sticks and stones

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The infamous saying is this: Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I’ve always thought, quite frankly, that it was a pile of shit because words have, do and …

Lessons from a viral image

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It’s been an eventful 10 days. It began when, last Friday, I shared my mental health story on the beach for Onewave in front of over 70 people. I expected a bit of an applause at …

Can you make this holiday promise?

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Firstly, I want to wish you all ‘Happy Holidays’. I could say Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah etc but the list would be endless and I’d probably get accused of offending a religion or spiritual movement …

Taking Onewave at a time

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It was 4.45am when the alarm woke me from a deep sleep and I hit snooze. 9 minutes to mentally wake myself up. 4.54am. Time to crawl out of bed, brush my teeth and get …

#100happydays project Week 16

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It’s been an emotionally painful week if I’m honest with you. I began to question everything about my existance and got lost in a world of mental hurt. It wasn’t pretty and I’m still not …

Some days you just feel ugly

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I’m all for having a positive body image and being happy with what you have but you know what? Some days you just feel ugly.  I felt like it just the other day. You may be …