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Rachel E
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The Best Phone Games for Anxiety & Dermatillomania
It's no secret that fidget/stim toys, though actually designed and intended for people with ADHD, autism, anxiety etc. and having been around for ages, are having a "moment" in the media; it seems everyone's got their sarcastic  "these are pointless and mil...
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In Defence of Pop Music
Harry Styles released his first ever solo single and it's not what anyone expected and also really great, but in other news... some dude/ music bro is  crying about how pop music is ruining the world , again. Sure, music snobbery and general disdain towards...
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Sleep and Me
My laptop tells me it's 5:43am. It's getting light outside, cars are starting to go past more frequently and I can hear birds singing. The world's waking up and, as always, I'm in my usual state of exhausted-but-staying-awake-anyway. A 5/6am bed time and 1/...
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41 Things I Worry About Daily
Last year I read this post  by one of my favourite word-users, Natalie Wall, on 43 things she worries about on a daily basis. I tweeted her, well over a year ago now, asking if she would mind me using the idea because it was too relatable and perfect not to...
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Reading, Lately: 5 Book Reviews
It's super weird that I've never reviewed books on my blog before, because guys: I love to read . I love books. I could talk about books all day. I thought it was high time I got some book-related content up on ALG, so I've started with some reviews of the ...
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You Have Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
Monday was World Mental Health Day, and while I didn't think I was up for blogging, I ended up writing a pretty long tweet thread and a hefty status on Facebook, too. Thought I'd publish the status on my blog as well because the message is important. No fri...
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10 Little Things For Down Days
I'm spending a lot of time on my own lately, dealing with suffocating cabin fever and battling anxiety in a frustrating vicious cycle. At times like this, it's easy to get into a bit of a rut, so I'm trying to focus on doing at least something good for the ...
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ALG July/August Playlist (ft Stranger Things Soundtrack)
Over lunch recently, Zoë  and I were discussing playlist blog posts and how it seems like nobody cares, when she said that they aren't about that; they're self-indulgent. I couldn't agree more: it's nice to spend some time each month (or, you know, every tw...
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"50 Things To Teach Your Daughters": An Edit
Mum, You sent me the link to a post on Facebook (Dawn French's fan page, to be precise) entitled "50 Things To Teach Your Daughters" and I so appreciate the gesture, but I was a bit nervous to even open it because I suspected--rightly--that I'd find it, y'k...
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Taking A Breather
Last month I tweeted that I was having a good mental health week, the best in years. I woke up one morning and all the noise was back, after eight days of quiet. I thought maybe it would be okay, because at least I had those good days, right? But it's not o...
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