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Results Day

Results day is fast approaching. For some more than others. Let’s be honest. We are stressed or worried. Worried that we may not have achieved the grades that we want and stressed because we fear what we may have to go through to get the desired grade. That is probably […]

Self-care

Taking care of yourself is very important. Whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. It isn’t about how often you do it, but it’s about ensuring that you are taking care of yourself, so that you could be the best version of yourself. As important as it seems, it is […]

Coming out

Cheryl Gomery

So it seems the summer months seem peppered with rainbow colours, flags, clothes & even some extraordinary make up looks. Exeter pride kicks off early in the first weeks of May, however there are still events all over the world to celebrate what is now known as ‘pride’. The rainbow […]

Why Do I Go To Gamblers Anonymous?

Mark Russell

My name is Mark and I’m a compulsive gambler. My last bet was April 2nd 2019. I have found myself thinking a lot about this question along with why do I post on the problem gambling Reddit sub frequently, why do I attend my weekly Skype meeting and why do […]

Need Help? Don’t be afraid to ask

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By Laura Price, NeedToLive Marketing Project Manager For as long as I can remember I was always too scared to ask when I needed help. If I was stuck on a question in school I would rather guess the answer than ask the teacher for help. To this day I […]

Tents & Campfires

I was hesitant to try camping. For years. I mean, why would I want to sleep in a tent outside, when I can sleep inside my warm house in my bed? My husband always loved camping, so eventually, I agreed to try it. While our first camping experience was definitely […]

The importance of music!

By Hasan Jadayel -Verified by Big Youth Group. Advertising Student in University of Arts London. 21 Years old. Football and Music enthusiast, with aims to achieve a lot in life, who are we without ambition? Strong believer in the phrase “Knowledge is power”, and believe there’s knowledge in everything. Creativity […]

Me, myself and my Anxiety.

5 ways to help take your mind off of crippling anxiety. Remember to breathe. I know that everyone says it but it really does work, try breathing in for four and out for four for a period of 5 minuets at a time. Anxiety attacks release a chemical called Adrenalin, […]

5 Critical Moments

I think that in.. life, there are these really important moments. These moments that play a part in shaping you, your personality, and/or your path in life. These moments can be small. Just tiny little pieces to the puzzle of life. They can be huge and life changing as well. […]

Feeling lost?

Zoe Manley

I imagine there’s a period in everyone’s life when they feel lost, but it may hold different meaning for different people. It’s a phrase I have both used and heard used many times; “I feel lost, I’ve lost my way, I’ve lost myself, my motivation , my sense of purpose.” […]

Do’s and Don’ts – Exam style

It’s that time of the year again. It’s exam season and you are either overworked and stressed or completely unprepared. Here are DO’s and DON’Ts so that you can survive your exams. DO: Study: You cannot avoid this. You must study and prepare yourself effectively for your exams. Whether you […]

Veganism is a Mental Illness ?

Tommy Kelly

One thing I always hear when I advocate for veganism as someone who has had a past of an eating disorder, is that it must be a means of control and food avoidance, and that you can’t recover as a vegan (which I will touch upon further in upcoming blog […]

How to: Dealing with mental health at university

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By guest blogger Soul diaries 1) Seek Consultation services There are free services that us we can take advantage of, specifically if you are under 25! Make sure to do your research thoroughly before splashing out on any counselling/therapy sessions because of high costs or giving up on talking to […]

5 Foods To Boost Your Brain

Being a student can be tough, but there are so many ways that you can help yourself. My diet was one of the biggest changes I experienced through university. I became absorbed into ‘quick’ meals with no nutrition, but with more sugar and caffeine, which was certainly not keeping my […]

Dealing with stress

As a young girl, still in education and surrounded by a busy lifestyle sometimes it can all be a little bit too much so I’ve decided my top 5 tips to help your mind and body calm itself which evidentially will calm your lifestyle. Give yourself free time! Have slotted […]

Getting a Late Start

Going to bed at a decent time is most definitely not always easy. The daily grind of life itself is tiring as it is, never mind adding life with a mental illness on top of it. While a mental illness definitely takes over your mind, there are also so many […]

Procrastination, Motivation and Mood

Zoe Manley

Ever found yourself seriously procrastinating? Whether it’s revising for exams, cleaning your room or generally looking after yourself, when we feel overwhelmed we become masters of avoidance! Almost any other activity becomes more attractive than the one we need to do. But this can quickly spiral and for those who […]

Our very personal Dark Clouds

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By Nishith Singhal All of us are in middle of multiple things at any given point of time. Be it the weekdays when we are at work and struggling to balance between Growing expectation from Customer, Employer, and Teammates. Whether it is shrinking business and margin, stagnation in growth at […]

The Well of Resilience

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Resilience or emotional resilience is our ability to deal with adverse events in life that cause pressure or stress. I like to think of resilience as being like water in a well: We only have so much resilience within us, like there is only so much water in a well. […]

Poem: Sometimes High, Sometimes Low

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Three years after being mentally ill, that led to me being diagnosed with a form of bipolar, I’ve written something to reflect on the experience. Here it is, called Sometimes High, Sometimes Low: Sometimes High, Sometimes Low My thoughts race, I can do anything. I am joyous, I feel like […]

The Secrets to Self-Awareness

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The Secrets to: Self-Awareness Self-awareness is about understanding more about you. It’s about being aware of your thoughts, feelings, ego, knowledge, skills, experiences, relationships, communication, strengths & weaknesses, drives, values and behaviours in a situation. Self-awareness isn’t something you do just once or occasionally. It should be an on-going day […]

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