Poorna Bell

Social Anxiety

“I tried Nunchi in a bid to ease my social anxiety – and this is what happened”

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  • Why you need to talk to your family about grief.
    People

    “Why it’s important to talk about death with your family”

  • Couple on first date clinking glasses
    Life

    “This is the one thing we all need to stop doing on first dates”

  • Social calendar
    Long Reads

    “This rule helped me gain control over my impossibly busy social calendar”

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Poorna Bell: “How weight training helped me find inner strength after my husband’s suicide”

One writer shares how she found positivity when surrounded by wreckage.

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Poorna Bell changed the conversation around colourism in her family.
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“How I finally changed the conversation around colourism in my family”

“Colourism is a sickness and a form of institutionalised prejudice and racism.”

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Long Reads

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

Poorna Bell found watching The Handmaid’s Tale only served to increase her anxiety. But happily, there are other shows that have the opposite effect...

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Long Reads

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

Having a good career won’t rescue you from debt, as Poorna Bell knows all too well...

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

Writer Poorna Bell's husband died by suicide in 2015. Here, she explores how this trauma makes her appears to perspective dates

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Long Reads

“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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Long Reads

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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Long Reads

“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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