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Explanations, University & Hospital

So. Long time no post. Over the last 10 months, my life has taken a direction that has been unexpected, to say the least. In short, I have had to drop out of university due to my mental and physical health and I am now currently attending an eating disorder unit at a local hospital.… Continue reading Explanations, University & Hospital

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The Coffee Contradiction

A cup of confidence, of energy, a gulp of pure desperation. Waiting for that synthetic hit, to give me motivation. A simple substance, yet, with so much power. Will it finally make me shower? I drink too fast, it scorches my throat. My body screams ‘NO’, but it doesn’t get a vote. I get on with my… Continue reading The Coffee Contradiction

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Tackling the OCD Logic

A few days ago, I was met with a situation that immediately spiked my OCD and irrational thoughts. However, I ended up being one step ahead of my OCD and defeated its logic, which was something I was very surprised at. In a nutshell, I couldn’t attend a therapy appointment because my psychologist was unwell.… Continue reading Tackling the OCD Logic

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How to Stay Consistent With OCD Exposures

As many of you know, OCD can be a very manipulative, shape-shifting disorder and so keeping on top of exposures can become quite a tedious and tricky matter. Over the years I’ve found that if I’m not consistent with exposures and challenging the irrational beliefs, my OCD can quickly resurface and start to dominate my… Continue reading How to Stay Consistent With OCD Exposures

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The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box

A fear of failure is something that many of us struggle with. Especially with the increasing pressure that seems to be coming from schools and universities to get straight A’s or to finish with a first. With all this pressure, it can leave us extremely torn down and feeling as though there’s an expectation for education… Continue reading The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box

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A Ticking Time Bomb | Personal Update

If I was posed the question – ‘Ellen, how would you describe yourself?‘ I would say a ticking time bomb. Emotional regulation is something I really struggle with. The roller coaster of different emotions I go through each day is exhausting and it can be really hard to predict how each day is going to… Continue reading A Ticking Time Bomb | Personal Update