Jenni Osborn

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Christmas Stress

Christmas Stress Some years ago I wrote a blog post entitled ‘Christmas isn’t Easy’ that looking back seems to reveal more about my own chaotic life than perhaps I’d realised. Here’s an excerpt from that post: “If you’re like me you’ve read that title and practically spat out your tea/coffee/wine/hard liquor. Of course, Christmas isn’t …

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Asking For Help

Asking For Help This week is Anti-Bullying Week here in the UK and a key theme on social media has been asking for help. It’s not an easy thing to do but it is crucial for all of us, especially when we are experiencing bullying. The wonderful Charlie Macksey has an iconic image which took …

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Anxiety and All the Feels

Anxiety and All the Feels Our brains are amazing, most of the time! Until they begin to get stuck in the same mode, dishing out hormonal responses to things that are not actually happening, for example for someone who has an anxiety disorder. For the anxiety sufferer the brain is working against them, sending their …

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Celebrating in the Dark

Celebrating in the Dark I see a lot of posts at this time of year from many people talking about not celebrating darkness, but the light. It refers of course to Halloween and the slightly uneasy relationship many Christians seem to have with this festival, despite it having Christian roots.  There seems to be an …

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Running on Empty in 2021

Running on Empty in 2021 I have been running on empty for much of this year, if running on empty means low energy, severe brain fog and extreme fatigue. The stresses and strains of lockdowns, the ever changing rules about what’s restricted and what’s not, the strangeness of my body just simply stopping me in …

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