How To Embrace Anxiety and Manage The Symptoms

This post ‘How To Embrace Anxiety and Manage The Symptoms’ is sponsored by Spink Health. The content and opinions expressed below are that of kellymartinspeaks.co.uk Anxiety is a tough experience, as I know only too well. I’ve suffered with anxiety since my early childhood and into my adult years. I understand…

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How To Overcome The Anti Climax Of New Year

  New Year often kicks off with a blast of new energy, fireworks and a huge goodbye to the previous year. Many people are often relieved that the old year is over and that they can make a fresh start. Goal-setting starts, visions-boards made, high expectations for success in the…

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Is It Time To Stop Censoring Yourself?

Is It Time To Stop Censoring Yourself? You sit alongside someone, a friend, family member or stranger and you feel you need to say something, but you hold yourself back because you are worried you may hurt that person’s feelings. This is when we start repressing the powerful wise voice…

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How To Stop Being Triggered By Life

How To Stop Being Triggered By Life “Not this again,” I’d catch myself saying. It was usually after a triggering event like someone parking my car in the driveway or when I felt unseen or excluded. I’d feel really pissed about it. I mean, how dare they! How could they…

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Are You Scared To Be Seen?

Are You Scared To Be Seen? Have you ever been so scared about something you have cried? This was me recently.I know that many of my readers suffer from anxiety and depression and I imagine many of you experience social anxiety too. Some of you may have a fear of…

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Why Don’t I Fit In? A Powerful Poem On Letting Go

A Thursday Thought… Sometimes I feel not just weird, but outside. Not just separate, but on another planet, Not just unusual, but very different. Try as I might to fit in, it just does not happen. I cannot do this anymore. I realise I sometimes try to prove myself to…

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Is Your Hormonal Cycle Reflecting The Death Of Your Dreams?

 Is Your Hormonal Cycle Reflecting The Death Of Your Dreams? For as long as I can remember my menstrual cycle just hasn’t felt right. My period started at age 13 and every month it came with extreme cramping. Back then I don’t think doctors knew much about PCOS (Polycystic Ovary…

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My BIG Leap From Fear To Inspirational Public Speaking

My BIG Leap From Fear To Inspirational Public Speaking As many of you following may know, this blog was set up by a once shy, introverted woman who was scared to speak, scared to be seen and scared to be heard. Anxiety drove my life and prevented me from accomplishing…

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Kelly Martin Speaks: 10 Year Blog Anniversary

  Kelly Martin Speaks: 10 Year Blog Anniversary 10 years today I wrote my first blog entry. This blog was initially meant as an online public journal where I got to express myself when I felt very insecure and socially anxious. Fast-forward 10 years and since that first post ‘Why…

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The Important Freedom and Power in Being Wrong

The Important Freedom and Power in Being Wrong At the end of 2016 some old issues began to rise for me. Deep fears and stuff that has held me back in life, but I chose to brush them under the carpet. Being Wrong – Owning This Grizzly Bear I was…

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