The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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I Lost Myself

A few months ago a song called She Used To Be Mine by Sara Bareilles made me stop in my tracks. It’s about life not turning out in the way you wanted and feeling like you’ve lost a part of yourself. I can’t think of a song that has ever hit me like that before […]

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Social Anxiety is frustrating, but change is possible.

Social anxiety disorder has been an extremely unwelcome companion throughout my life. From the age of 13 to now in my 30s – the feeling of dread has been ticking over in my mind. It’s sad and frustrating to think back over the many career and educational opportunities that I missed out on. The truth […]

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Break free from social phobia and selective mutism

Talking is something most people take for granted. The ability to communicate what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling is so important, but for those of us with social anxiety it can be extremely difficult. As children, some people suffer with Selective Mutism – ‘a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak […]

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