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Core emotions

The purpose of core emotions Our core emotions have an important set of purposes. Each one has its own purpose, however, they all function to:

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Self-care sucks, right?

Self-care. Urgh. Those 2 words. I hate them. They drip with guilt, oozing with indulgence and selfishness. I hate it when people bandy about the

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anxiety in pregnancy antenatal mental health issues
Articles

A letter to me, a new mum

Who are you? Who are you? Three words. A seemingly simple question, which should be easy to answer. Then why am I unable to answer

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anxiety in pregnancy antenatal mental health issues
Articles

Antenatal mental health

When you don’t glow The picture perfect images of pregnancy shows women wreathed in flowers like a Goddess, or radiant (usually dressed in white) with

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Smacking ban: the guilt in my soul

I stayed quiet last week whilst the smacking debate was raging through social media.  Fundamentally I agree with Scotland’s decision to make smacking illegal. I

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Perinatal mental health and carrying

Both myself and Jenni have personal experience of perinatal mental health conditions. We’ve written about these before: Em’s experience of post-natal depression: Antenatal mental health and

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The truth about snow days

Now I know that it is pretty treacherous in some places, it can be dangerous, that it’s inconvenient, and it can cost people money. Today

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