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“Watching TV can soothe my anxiety – just don’t make me watch The Handmaid’s Tale”

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    “Credit card debt and hefty loan charges: why we need to talk about our money f**k-ups”

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    “The rule that helped me get a grip on my out-of-control social calendar”

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    Poorna Bell: “A message to any man who’s afraid to date me because of what I’ve been through”

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How weight training helped Poorna Bell find inner strength after her husband’s suicide

“Getting stronger made me feel that there was one small corner of my life that I could positively change, even if all around me was wreckage.”

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“A message to that man who always gives ‘advice’ to women at the gym”

Poorna Bell – writer, influencer, powerlifter – is sick and tired of receiving unsolicited advice from men at the gym.

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How to embrace solitude and learn to love being by yourself

“Spending time alone is an essential part of my mental health maintenance,” says Poorna Bell

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“Galentine’s Day completely misses the point of real friendship”

“Friendship isn’t a bathplug. It isn’t there to fill a hole”

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Why it’s high time we ditched the concept of ‘new year, new you’

“Proper change is an active, living thing. It’s an on-going process, rather than one big, dramatic decision.”

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“How I’ve learned to cope with grief at Christmas”

“This is a time to create your own rituals that heal, nurture and comfort you. And I promise you, it gets easier”

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