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Urology Awareness Month 2018

Urology Awareness Month 2018

Today is the 1st of September and this marks the first day of ‘Urology Awareness Month’ organised by The Urology Foundation.

Did you know that 1 in 2 of the population will be affected by a urology condition in their lifetime?

This figure is really high yet there still seems to be a taboo attached to urological diseases and interventions.

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#SelfHelpBookReview - 'Happy' by Fearne Cotton

#SelfHelpBookReview - 'Happy' by Fearne Cotton

I have always been a big fan of Fearne Cotton and when last year I heard she had written a book ‘Happy’ I was keen to read it and popped it on my reading list. So at the beginning of this month, I decided to purchase the audiobook because I knew I was travelling quite a bit and I love Fearne’s energy when she talk’s and wanted to hear this come through.

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Purple Wings Charity Day Conference and Evening Ball

Purple Wings Charity Day Conference and Evening Ball

Last year I went to my first ever Purple Wings Charity Day conference and ball and it blew me away! I had never been to an event like this before with other ostomates and I remember feeling a full range of emotions! I knew the girls from the IBD Support show and briefly Steve (at this moment in time) but I remember this strange feeling when you finally meet the people you have spoken online for a long time in the flesh!

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Be Clear on Cancer: Blood in Pee Campaign

Be Clear on Cancer: Blood in Pee Campaign

On the 19th July, the Public Health England (PHE) launched a national 'Be Clear on Cancer - Blood in Pee Campaign' which highlights blood in pee as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. This campaign will run until the 23rd of September 2018 and will include numerous campaign activities.

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#SelfHelpBookReview - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

#SelfHelpBookReview - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Due to my hospital admission, last month I missed the #SelfHelpBookReview for June. So this is now the 6th instalment this year.

I have decided to review a popular book 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne. Now I read this 4 years ago and I don’t think I was quite ready for it but deep down I do believe in the ‘Law of Attraction’. I decided this time to listen to the audiobook and read the book at the same time and I must say I liked the combination. 

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The Art of Time Blocking

The Art of Time Blocking

Have you ever found yourself working on your laptop all day but on reflection, achieving very little?

This was me a few months ago, I was working hours and hours, but I wasn't being very productive with my time and this impacted on my partner and friends. I was continually working but felt stressed because I was not completing my activities.

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