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"My Story of Anxiety" by BBC's 'Employable Me' Nicola Golding

"My Story of Anxiety" by BBC's 'Employable Me' Nicola Golding

Hello everyone, I'm Nicola Golding, a disability and mental health blogger and vlogger. You might have recently seen me taking part in BBC Two's second series of Employable Me, raising awareness about the issues disabled people face finding employment.

Vitamin D; There Aint No Sunshine When It's Gone!

Vitamin D; There Aint No Sunshine When It's Gone!

At TLA we're big on healthy eating not just to stay fit and feel like the best version of ourselves but also because eating healthy and exercising helps us to perform at our best mentally. Personally, I haven't been a big user of vitamin and mineral supplements before  - half because I don't like swallowing tablets and half because I didn't quite believe they would work. 

Loosing Everything and Gaining Freedom?

Loosing Everything and Gaining Freedom?
Lately I’ve become obsessed with serendipity. I say ‘lately’ because until a ew weeks ago, I didn’t believe in it – or perhaps more correctly, understand it. After all, how can something that is meant to be positive and by chance possible come from a professional career falling apart through no other reason that wrong place, wrong time or ten years and the recession, mixed with continuous injury and mixed with a very long spell of really, really bad luck.

Run Like Hell from the Macaque

Run Like Hell from the Macaque
Turn and run – because those negative thoughts (the macaques) will be back soon enough at the most inconvenient times, when they really aren’t helpful. They will drain you, scare the hell out of you and freeze you on the spot. They also break into your rooms, drinks the beers, pee on your stuff and eat your medication.

How to Stay Sane When You Are Incredibly Busy

How to Stay Sane When You Are Incredibly Busy

How we cope with stress, anxiety, fatigue and general goodness and badness depends to a big extent on the individual. If you’re like us, you rest very little (at least you don’t think you have time to) and are on the go constantly.

So how do we cope and thrive?