Why you are worth so much more

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By now most people have heard of the terms ‘narcissistic personalities’ as well as ‘gaslighting’ and it’s effect within relationships, we’ve come to understand the red flags to look out for, how to protect ourselves against it but no-one discusses these negative character traits and their detriment within the workforce.


Why this age-old saying can’t be further from the truth.

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I was recently asked this question but didn’t respond because although it was a seemingly simple question, my opinion of addiction (not myself but many family members) differs from the standard man or woman. I figured it would be best suited to a more in-depth response

The question:

If someone…


To take back control of your own life.

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Intentional living is a way of describing the removal of an auto-pilot mentality and taking back ownership of your own actions and lifestyle.

We’ve all heard it said many times before that the modern-day lifestyle is fast and hard, well, intentional living makes each day well, intentional rather than habitual.


A Carrie Johnstone Drama

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Progressive equality and feminism are hot topics in society, more so than ever before. The need to shout out loud for change has become prevalent — especially across social media. Likewise the rates of suicide and mental health has also risen.

Feminism used to be about fighting for equality. Where…


And what should you do about them?

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As someone who has suffered chronically from ‘headaches and migraines for most of my life, I know how infuriating the title is. Especially when they have controlled so many people throughout their lives.

There is nothing worse than being invited to a special occasion, or having to sit a test…


Is this hill getting steeper or am I just dreaming?

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Disclaimer: This article will discuss diets, calories, weight loss, body measurements, and the struggles and positives around these topics. If you feel this may trigger you, please do not read on. Sending you love.

Following on from my two days…


The brutal and honest truth from a cheesecake addict

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Disclaimer: This article will discuss diets, calories, weight loss, body measurements, and the struggles and positives around these topics. If you feel this may trigger you, please do not read on. Sending you love.

Following on from my announcement yesterday [read…


Taking ownership, let’s hope I rise and don’t fall flat on my face

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I never thought I’d be the person writing about dieting and, or weight loss. Not here and certainly not today but, if not now I know I never will. …


Anal bleeding, yes, it’s a thing.

2021 marks the two years since our ectopic pregnancy loss it was one of the most challenging situations we’ve both had to face as both physically and emotionally. …


And why it’s one of the hardest things you will do

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Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The things you personally hold on to keep ‘you’ in the past. That’s right, I said what I said…

I am Elyse Hocking

Blogger | Scottish life and personal opinion *All views my own* You can also find me at: https://www.sweetelyseblog.com & https://www.iamelysehocking.com

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