Spoiler: It didn’t involve lavender, long baths, or eye masks…

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I was going insane. Actually insane.

I don’t think there are many greater tortures than that of endless nights of next to zero sleep. I always remember thinking on days when I was working and had a rough night’s sleep that it would be preferable to have a hangover.

This…


I’m not talking about kissing coworkers either, sorry to disappoint…

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What happens when you have an ability to pick up skills in near on anything incredibly quickly, often incredibly well? But your body and mind say no to demand?

I have a habit of trying to turn everything I get good at into my career… Yet, I’m often considered, by…


What happens when it’s just not in your toolkit, to just sit back and let life happen?

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The more I learn about myself, the more I’m impressed, and quite frankly, blown away with how I’ve been able to survive.

At 15, my mum looked at me, silently hinting for an answer to the question regarding switching my dad’s life support off. He’d been battling alcohol addiction for…


A ‘Joy Hangover’ led me to realize how hard I’m working to stay stuck.

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It’s an unpopular concept; the idea that depression is something you could work really hard to stay stuck in — especially with it being such a widespread problem — But for me, I kind of do, so, hear me out.

I’m in the baby stages of launching my new business…


You could save yourself money and time

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Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could just buy a simple formula and magically all of our woes would disappear? Wouldn’t it just.

With the digital marketplace in full swing thanks to the current pandemic, the webspace is packed to the brim with Coaches and Programs offering us the solutions…


What if you could write what you really wanted to say on your Tinder profile?

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Online dating is one hundred percent what you make of it. You find what you’re looking for, so if you’re convinced that you’re digging through yesterday’s trash that’s what you’re going to pick up on.

Now now, I’m not saying people are trash; I am, however, noticing that there’s a…


My single pregnancy came as a plot twist in an already mad story, what would this mean for my future?

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I’m not entirely sure how to open here… I’ve long promised a blog detailing my single pregnancy journey to end up being too busy; though it has to be said I do enjoy writing and blogging. …


I was looking for a new chicken recipe and this happened as a happy accident… The lockdown has it’s perks!

Photo Credit Amanda Jayne O’Hare

I found myself pretty bored of eating the same things pretty quickly into the lockdown… Anyone else?… I thought so… Not going out for dinner with friends saves plenty of money, without fresh ideas, food can get a little dull in the doldrums. …


It came to me when I let go…

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Like all writing, when it’s forced it just doesn't feel right; it doesn’t read right, and certainly couldn’t be spoken through a thick fog of grief in front of a crowd. …


Picking Up Self Love, and Leaving Self Judgement at the Door

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C-PTSD has been a big part of my life, along with it the unwelcome visitor — worry. I’ve spent a lot of time worrying instead of living. When I was travelling with my little girl in January and COVID19 hit the news, I knew I’d have to go warrior versus…

Amanda Jayne O'Hare

Solo mum from pregnancy; Personal Trainer of over a decade; C-PTSD warrior and Podcaster who loves to write out loud… www.strongmamamoves.com

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