How To Talk To Your Parents About Your Mental Health

Talking to a parent/guardian about mental health can be difficult and tricky for several reasons. Many people that I know who suffer from mental health problems have said how difficult it was to talk to their parents about it because they didn’t want to upset or disappoint them.

In this post, I will discuss common concerns people have with talking about their mental health with parents/guardians along with ways you can tell your parents you have mental health problems…

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REVIEW: Cocoa Locks Chocolate Hairshake (1 Month Program)

New post alert!

Somehow this post is said to have been published in January which is why it didn’t appear on the timeline.

So enjoy!!

From Claire's POV

Greetings beauties!

For this post, I will be reviewing the Cocoa Locks Chocolate Hairshake 1-Month Program. This review is NOT sponsored in any way, and all opinions are my own.

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#MusicMondays: The Who ‘Quadrophenia’

I posted this on Monday but somehow it isn’t showing up on my dashboard, indicating the last post was from almost a week ago? Does anyone have the same problem? Already happened once a while ago!

From Claire's POV

Happy Monday everybody and thanks for stopping by my blog again 🙂 As I said in my 2019 Plans post, I have been planning a new series for this year, which I will call #MusicMondays. I have recently bought the 100 Albums Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster from Amazon and thought why not review all the albums from the poster on a random Monday?! Click here to see all #MusicMonday posts.

So let’s see what we got this week…

Let’s take a closer look…

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The Who ‘Quadrophenia’

Released 26 October 1973
Recorded May–June 1972
May–September 1973 using 16-track recording
Studio Olympic Studios, London, Ramport Studios in Battersea, London with Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio
Genre
Length 81:42
Label TrackMCA
Producer The Who
Executive producers:

Associate producer:
Glyn Johns (on “Is It in My…

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#MusicMondays: The Who ‘Quadrophenia’

Happy Monday everybody and thanks for stopping by my blog again 🙂 As I said in my 2019 Plans post, I have been planning a new series for this year, which I will call #MusicMondays. I have recently bought the 100 Albums Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster from Amazon and thought why not review all the albums from the poster on a random Monday?! Click here to see all #MusicMonday posts.

So let’s see what we got this week…

Let’s take a closer look…

20190131_183615147587877971503697.jpg

The Who ‘Quadrophenia’

Released 26 October 1973
Recorded May–June 1972
May–September 1973 using 16-track recording
Studio Olympic Studios, London, Ramport Studios in Battersea, London with Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio
Genre
Length 81:42
Label TrackMCA
Producer The Who
Executive producers:

Associate producer:
Glyn Johns (on “Is It in My Head?” and “Love Reign O’er Me”)

Tracklist:

Side One

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I’m One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head
  10. I’ve Had Enough

Side Two

  1. 5:15
  2. Sea And Sand
  3. Drowned
  4. Bell Boy
  5. Doctor Jimmy
  6. The Rock
  7. Love, Reign O’er Me

My opinion

Before I give my personal opinion about the album, I just want to say I’m a big fan of The Who. My dad likes their music, and I grew up hearing their music on cassette tapes in my dad’s old car, and I still listen to them to date.

The first track, I Am The Sea, was unlike anything I expected. It’s just the sound of the sea and someone shouting lyrics in the background at a low volume, but starting the second track, the album was what you would expect from the band, with a little twist: it’s a rock opera album. So expect pieces similar to Queen’s Innuendo and Bohemian Rhapsody, just not as grand.

As with last week, it was tough choosing just one track that I like, but The Real Me (Side One) and Bell Boy (Side Two) have to take the cake. The drum solos by the iconic Keith Moon are as amazing as the first and last 5 albums the band released (this one being the sixth and middle one).

Bottom line? If you’re a rock-loving person and haven’t listened to this gem, what are you waiting for?!?!

 

Thank U Next Challenge

Be honest: clicking on this post, you were either attracted by the title or Kris Jenner slaying… or maybe both. I don’t know how this post idea came to be, or how good it will turn out. I decided to turn it into a little challenge of sorts. I haven’t seen it anywhere online, so let’s just assume I’m the one who created this challenge (you’re welcome).

So here are the rules:

  1. Come up with you’ve decided to say “thank u next” to and explain why.
  2. Tag 5 people to participate in this challenge
  3. Make sure you include ‘thank u next challenge’ in the post tags and title your post #ThankUNextChallenge and the following image as your featured image:

thank u next challenge

Without wither ado, here are the ten things I have bid farewell to:

  • Bags I like but don’t wear. After doing my yearly new-year declutter, I found bags I didn’t know I owned, bags I no longer wear, and especially, lots and lots of tote bags. I gave 70% of these bags to my sister, mother and charity. Felt too great seeing the bottom of my closet clean!
  • Clothes that don’t fit. I kept some of these clothes because I thought they would be of motivation for me to lose weight… they weren’t. They were just filling precious space in my closet or drawers.
  • Critical friends. I’ve no time for toxicity in my life anymore. Constructive criticism is fine, but bombarding me with how I should do this and that without a valid reason is not my mojo.
  • Beauty products I no longer use but MIGHT use. MIGHT is no longer a word in my vocabulary when it comes to beauty products. Either I use it or I don’t. An extension to this are products that have expired or are close to expiring.
  • TV shows I lost track of. A few years back I must have been watching ten episodes a day. Yes, people, TEN. DAILY. After a while, I just lost track of them and just gave up. I have started rewatching some of them, but the rest are now in my archives covered in cobwebs. Before, I had an Excel sheet I barely updated, but now I keep track of my series using TV Time on my Android phone.
  • Copies of CDs and DVDs. If I had to sell all the copies of movies and albums I have, I’d be rich. We live in a world of Spotify and Netflix, so I don’t really need any of them. In the recycling bin, they go! (P. S. I have kept all original albums and DVDs because they’re precious).
  • Old souvenirs and trinkets because why do I need three different souvenirs with no real sentimental values or idea as to who gave them to me? I set them aside and gave some to my mother to keep in her souvenir cabinet, some others that were in good conditions were given to a friend who sells things at a car boot sale for charity.
  • Songs I like but always skip on Spotify. I was growing tired of skipping the same songs over and over again. I had a playlist with around 10,000 songs at one time, most of which were full albums. I didn’t listen to half of these albums so I finally bid farewell to them.
  • Mementos that were once good but aren’t anymore. I don’t need to keep nice -looking cards from a toxic ex or my O’level timetable because it reminded me of the first major exams of my life. Instead chose to Marie Kondo all mementos and ask myself if they bring me joy. If not, then off they go!
  • Mobile apps I only used once, and that includes shopping apps like Asos and eBay. Most of these apps were games I liked playing and then the hype died down and so did my enthusiasm.

For this challenge I tag:

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