• Ev Dahling – Whose your inner critic?

    Who is your inner critic? Do you have one? Well I’m giving my inner critic the spotlight to get inside her brain. What’s an inner critic Ev? “The inner critic or “critical inner voice” is a concept used in popular psychology and psychotherapy to refer to a sub-personality that judges and demeans a person.” –

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  • Remission – The Reality

    The major elephant in the room – yes I am back. I am back. Let’s see how long it lasts. But, I’m trying to tell myself I can write and I can do this. Big girl pants on. In a letter received in August, my neurologist told me that I was in remission being in

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  • Is it just me?

    Introductions out the way first. Yes, I know I am late. I know I should write more and yes I know you weren’t even expecting that but it’s good to not be predictable. Who says I don’t keep everyone on their toes? I hope you had a lovely Christmas too – that’s how late I

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  • Change on the horizon

    As seen in the September issue of M.E. Essential. I had planned to write this in May but life caught up with me. I caught COVID-19 following a delightful trip to Turkey so this comes late to the party. So late that the person at the centre of this piece is now a backbench MP

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  • A flashback to M.E.

    If you’re a regular reader, welcome back and hello! If you’re a new face, welcome to The Cornerstone for Thoughts. A blog that I launched as a hobby subsequently became my portfolio and CV, the rest they say is history. However, if you’re new you wouldn’t know what gave me this corner of the internet

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  • I’m sorry I made you cry Ev

    A study suggested that 20% of young people are bullied. This study was carried out in 2019 so I have no doubt the percentage has risen with social media becoming readily accessible and an avenue for bullies to channel their spite. From the age of 7 until sadly 25 I was bullied on and off

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  • Self Compassion

    I make no secret in sharing that I have been under the care of a private therapist for the last three years much to the dislike of my family. My family see the money spent on a therapist as a waste of time because she does not or can’t provide quick fixes or a flat

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  • Sickness and Lies

    It dawned on me that I had not written any new content since May. It’s been a while you could say perhaps? So, I hope as you read this you are OK. I was inspired to put my fingers to the keyboard following several articles that have triggered some feedback from me. It was a

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  • The Stepping Stone

      When you are poorly you visit your GP and when your GP is not trained to deal with the niche issue he transfers you to a person who is more trained to deal with the issue than you and him. In the event, you are referred you are hopeful that the person will offer

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