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New Year, New Colds

Or rather, the same cold I had before the New Year, which doesn’t seem to have ever quite gone away, but has instead decided this week to flare back up. Yuck. On the plus side it has meant I’ve done … Continue reading

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Coughs, Splutters and Christmas Preparations

Rather than struggle against the head cold that I’ve picked up from Lady S this weekend, I’ve been kind to myself and taken a couple of days off to rest up. Plenty of fluids, rest in bed and on the … Continue reading

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Giving HIV the finger

I know there’s a general stigma about talking about sexual health and testing, but it’s hugely important and affects a huge swathe of the population. Just like (until relatively recently) mental health issues, the prospect of talking about sexual health … Continue reading

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Bugs and ughs

Tis certainly the season, as they say, but if it could manage to not come accompanied by colds, muscle aches, migraines and barking black dogs that would be a huge bonus. Still, we soldier on, and at least in our … Continue reading

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Illness Stops Play

There will be more of the Inktober shortly but I seem to have got some sort of bug that makes everything hurt and feel hollowed out – so in self-care mode a bit while I’m off work. Bleargh.

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Just Cuddle Things

The importance and intimacy of cuddling is something that I can go on about at great length. There’s been research about how it stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone that is linked to boosting the immune system, bonding emotionally … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

It was World Mental Health Day yesterday and I didn’t mark it, appropriately enough, because my own mental health got in the way. While some might question the need for a day to be set aside when we should be … Continue reading

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