Is group therapy over Zoom as awkward as it sounds?

When I was told at the beginning of lockdown that my NHS therapy was going to be on Zoom rather than in person, and in a group rather than one-to-one, I almost politely declined. That…

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Exercise and I: It’s complicated

Exercise has always been a huge part of my life. Sometimes it’s been the core of my identity, so that I’ve been ‘the runner’ or ‘the rower’. Exercise – or, rather, sport – has instilled…

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The confessions of a serial quitter

I have thought about this title for a lot longer than usual. It’s not flattering, it’s not carefully curated, it’s not how I would like to be perceived by others. I don’t want anyone to…

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25 things I’ve learnt in 25 years

My parents are having none of it, but I refuse to accept that 25 is not a big birthday. Surely a quarter of a century is significant, no? Twenty-flipping-five years old, that must be, like,…

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So, you’ve graduated into a pandemic

Maybe you had it all planned out. You thought you’d be starting your grad job in September. But then coronavirus happened and suddenly the future seems uncertain.  I may have graduated two years ago and…

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