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    “Why I’m absolutely not celebrating Galentine’s Day this year”

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    4 things every woman should know about strength training

  • new year new you
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    “Why it’s high time we ditched the concept of new year, new you”

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Social anxiety: could nunchi help people dealing with social anxiety to feel better in social situations?
Books

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

Could nunchi – the Korean secret to happiness – really help people dealing with social anxiety?

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coping with grief at christmas
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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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women name
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Why we need to stop telling people they have a ‘difficult’ name

Poorna Bell has faced decades of confusion, racism and unconscious bias around her 'difficult' name – and it's not OK.

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Why you need to talk to your family about grief.
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“Why it’s important to talk about death with your family”

From funeral arrangements to organ donation, it’s important our family knows our views.

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

Poorna Bell used to believe that a man should always pay when on a first date. Here’s why she’s since changed her views...

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

Social burnout is often accepted as an inevitable consequence of party season – but it doesn't need to be that way.

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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.
Life

“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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the handmaids tale
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“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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“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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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

mansplaining at the gym - what to do
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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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