Jade Marie

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How I Got Over 1,000 Views On My Blog This Month

So this month my blog has had nearly 1,500 views; I can’t believe I’ve actually just typed that! Sure it was a goal for this year to increase my views, but I never thought I would actually hit 1000 this year. I made the move to self hosted back in January and I can honestly say it was the best thing I’ve done for my blog. Before I moved over I was averaging on around 160/200 views a month and no matter how much promotion I did, I couldn’t get that number to rise. Before going self hosted I  ...

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Why I Stayed Away From Social Media On World Mental Health Day

I’m a mental health blogger. I should be writing a really positive post and be active on social media on this day of all days. Or at least I feel like I should be. Last year I managed to do that. This year I couldn’t. All week I’ve been battling with my depression and in all honesty, I’ve been loosing. I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone about it though; I’ve been told all too often that I’m boring/depressive/that I need to be more happy and no wonder I have no friends/no one likes me.  ...

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Goodbye September, Hello October! Monthly Roundup

It’s that time again where I write down how I can’t believe how fast this months gone by. But seriously time, maybe think about slowing down a little? It’s now just 49 days until I turn 24! Also just 49 days until I go back to Harry Potter World so I can’t complain too much really: I’ll be able to use all my birthday money on as much Slytherin merch as possible and apparently I’ll even get to open up the doors to the Great Hall because it’s my birthday- if that’s true I can promise you I  ...

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What’s In My Period Survival Kit #TalkingPeriods

While periods are a natural part of life, they can be pretty shit at times. Cramps from hell, mood swings, breakouts and low mood can all result in you dreading your period tuning up. Although the alternative isn’t exactly appealing to me either! I’m like a Sim a lot of the time- if I want to cheer myself up, I treat myself to something new or something I love. It can literally be something as small as a bar of chocolate or a new lip liner! So for days when I’m curled up  ...

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Learning To Love My Body & Entering “Real” Recovery

Whenever people say recovery, they seem to assume that you just return to how you were before. But the truth is, theres no real “going back”. You have to reinvent yourself and learn who you are now because it won’t be the person you were before. That sounds rather dramatic reading it back but it’s true. It’s also a good thing! I’ve already written in depth about how I ended up becoming anorexic, which you can read in this post here if you’re interested. While I speak a lot  ...

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The Weirdest Thing About My Period #TalkingPeriods

I had my first period on the 6th September 2006, when I was 12 years old. Don’t even ask why I still remember the date, I’m just cool like that! I really struggled with my period through school: they were really irregular, could be heavy and painful one month then light and pain free the next. I underestimated my flow and ruined a nice pair of pants so many times that I just took to wearing my “period pants” constantly while at school. One thing that was always  ...

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Not Everyone Enjoys Their Time At University

So this post is basically inspired by a tweet I saw from the lovely Sophie (PetalsOfPerfection) that said: Beyond excited to graduate… sorry but if anyone says to me that uni years are the best years of my life. YOU ARE WRONG. I couldn’t agree more! I’m so sick of hearing that your days at university are the best of your life, that it’s where you’ll meet your best friends for life and you’ll always wish you could go back. Because it’s just not true  ...

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6 Ways To Practice Self Care During Winter

A lot of people really struggle with depression during the winter months, which means practicing self care is a must! It can be hard to know where to start though, especially when it’s dark for most of the day and the weather is so wet even a duck wouldn’t love it. I had a full blown meltdown yesterday and I’m still feeling the effects today, so this is going to be a bit of a shorter one than I’d usually post. I had my driving lesson this morning and while my  ...

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Learning To Accept Who I Really Am- #ILiveItIBlogIt

Fair warning: this is one of those really rambling posts that I just sort of wrote, rather than planned out in advance. If it doesn’t seem to make much sense- sorry in advance! One of the main problems with blogging is that there seems to be this expectation for everyone to be exactly the same. Everyone should love the same things, write about the same products, have the same opinions…the list just goes on. I went through a stage of trying to be like that and it nearly made me quit  ...

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