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Starting a new job can be extremely daunting especially for a shy introvert.     But everyone has been the ‘new kid’ at some stage in their life. You are not the first but you won’t be the last so milk it for as long as you can (joking... or am I?)     This… Continue reading

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Hope to keep going when you feel like quitting

In a few words…   Life is hard.   No matter who you are and what you go through LIFE IS HARD.   2019 has been incredibly difficult. I don’t like to say its one of the hardest years of my life because its not. I have a place to live and I have my… Continue reading Hope to keep going when you feel like quitting

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Black Men and Mental Health

I’ve often heard that Black men in particular are expected to act strong at all times.   Why is that?   Growing up, I don’t ever recall seeing or hearing black men discuss their most intimate feelings and you can FORGET about crying.   Black men are expected to be tough at all times and… Continue reading Black Men and Mental Health

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Mental Health Stigma in the Black community

In lieu of black history month and my current studies, I have been astounded about the differences in diagnosis between black people and our white counterparts.   During my lecture titled: Culture and Global mental health, I learned that Trinidadians living in the uk are 5-12 times more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia compared… Continue reading Mental Health Stigma in the Black community

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September is suicide prevention month

  In the UK alone, according to ons there were 6507 registered suicides.   That is a tremendous about of people. Suicide is a very sensitive topic that should not be taken lightly, I cannot fathom the thought process of those considering to take their own lives. For some people, they believe that suicide is… Continue reading September is suicide prevention month

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End of summer blues – How to overcome them

 I can't believe summer is coming to an end. I feel like new years was just the other day. Time is escaping me y'all. Send help please. If you’re like me, you live for summer. You are summer (LEO BABIES REPRESENT). You enjoy the sun and find any chance to feel the sun on your… Continue reading End of summer blues – How to overcome them

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How to remain as calm as possible

This week alone *first week of August 2019*, I’ve had four interviews. Monday to Thursday. It has been a nerve wreaking week to say the least but we have made it to Friday.   In order to keep your stress levels it is best to keep these tips in mind when attending an interview.  … Continue reading How to remain as calm as possible

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Graduating University- What’s next?

Congratulations! You’ve have finished university. As a young adult (as a human period) completing university is a big milestone. So pat yourself on the back for getting your degree. Finishing university is something that not everyone can do. Its extremely stressful yet so rewarding. Years of hard work ( and hard partying in my case)… Continue reading Graduating University- What’s next?

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A journey to healing

  Everyone is on their own journey. Our personal journey can not be measured, quantified nor do we know how long we will be on the journey… the journey healing. Healing is one of the most important obstacles that we have to overcome. Healing from trauma, hurt, disappointment, abandonment.. the list goes on. We all… Continue reading A journey to healing

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Being an empath: A blessing and a curse

  My name is Candice and I am an empath. I and sure that you’ve have all heard of the term empath but for those who do not know the definition or the traits that an empath entail, I’ll tell you all about it. **Are you an empath? Take this test and find out** According… Continue reading Being an empath: A blessing and a curse