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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

WRITER. DOODLER. TRAUMA SURVIVOR. INFLUENCER. WAVE-MAKER.

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February 2017

INFLUENCE

I am going to be doing some different things on my blog to switch things up a bit. This blog is an evolving living thing-far more than just the nuts and bolts of WordPress templates, domains, widgets and JPEGS that... Continue Reading →

INSPIRE & SHINE

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/today-i-rise/#.VlnAMzE-EnC.facebook This is my Facebook post from earlier. I have no other words. This video has got me right in the heart x **Interruption of usual social media vacuous BS coming right up. It is literally impossible for me to... Continue Reading →

ABUSE OF TRUTH

This post talks explicitly about child abuse so carries a trigger warning as I appreciate this may prove difficult reading for some. I don't personally believe child abuse should be skirted round. I don't think words should be used that... Continue Reading →

TOTES EMOTES

These were given as a Christmas present to my eldest daughter and I've only just looked through them. They are a set of flashcards to make sense of the world of emojis-what they mean, and how they can in some... Continue Reading →

4 SHADES OF GREEN

A sharpie offering...explaining how it feels to be a harassed mum in the school holidays....In my summerSHINES world anyway... Tomorrow is day nine. The last day. On Monday my life will become safe-routine-ordered-planned-controlled-ok-zen-calm. When I was childless I never ever... Continue Reading →

SHINE UNLIMITED?

Canvasses come in many shades of blank. Sometimes you start painting a picture and you realise it's not flowing- not working- not looking right when you take a moment to step back. This is what happened with me. I was... Continue Reading →

BOX OF LOVE

Is love just someone saying "I love you" in an annual birthday or Christmas card...? Is love seeing only goodness in a person- being blind to their flaws? Is love having an intense liking for someone and their flaws NOT... Continue Reading →

PD ANGST

Today is a pants day. I feel angst-ridden, bitter, depressed, lifeless and generally shit which is why I significantly over-used the word "shit" whilst drawing these scribbles earlier.  I'm off duty today. I cannot be an internet inspirer today. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

TODAY I’LL STRIP

The title isn't what you think ;) ...In the summerSHINES blog I would say my blogging is usually executed in the the polar opposite style to 'stripped back'. It is intense-it's vibrant-it's expressive....word heavy-visually popping too. But I am not always 'that' person. Sometimes, like today, I... Continue Reading →

CLUTCHING AT SCRIBBLES

Today has been a whirlwind...far too whirly and windy to blog about. What I need right now is sleep, so this will be probably be the shortest post EVER. Earlier I went through my blog scribbles and fanned them out... Continue Reading →

A FAMILY LOST

This is a message to my real-life ex family. " I know you will find my summerSHINES blog eventually, assuming you haven't already... You may have found my page via the mental health selfie/blog posts I wrote for Mind...And as I embrace more... Continue Reading →

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PYCHIATRIST TRUCE

I started feeling sad about my upcoming psychiatrist appointment on Tuesday. I thought I'd doodle my feelings...and have decided I'll share this with her when I see her, as I think she has enough of a sense of humour to... Continue Reading →

LIFEOLOGY INSIGHT

Here are some personal life insights and lessons scrawled in sharpie (as is my Sunday tradition)... I think I'll do a sharpie post on that, to get some emotion out there and therapeutically faced up to... Bear with... ;)... more... Continue Reading →

ANTI-DOUBT PROPAGANDA

I have two choices in this blog. I can either use it as an advertisement for me and just show the best and shiniest aspects-or I can be honest and share with you my personal gremlins in a confessional way. We... Continue Reading →

THERAPY DESTINY

I've gone off page lately in my therapy sessions. With therapy (especially Clinical Psychologist NHS evidence-based time-bound psychological therapy,) you start with a blank page. You don't know your therapist and they don't know you. True, they may have notes... Continue Reading →

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