SUMMER GOES TO PARLIAMENT

Yesterday the Yahoo email fairy sprinkled sparkle over my otherwise pants day. I didn't write about this yesterday because I was SO EXCITED I actually felt SICK. It was an email from the media dept. of Mind charity in Londoninium town. I'm a media volunteer for them WHICH I LOVE, and yesterday there was an invitation that arrived … Continue reading SUMMER GOES TO PARLIAMENT

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BPD: ESCAPE TO THE RAINBOW

The grounding process begins. I'm digging deep and securing my emotional roots again. Today has been blissfully easy and private. I have happily hidden, barring a few conversations with selected people of lushness. I needed that after two very special but also stimulating days with my bestie mate. Escapism and grounding seem, on first appearance, to be goals that oppose … Continue reading BPD: ESCAPE TO THE RAINBOW

HOME AT SEA

I'm a cerebral person who very much lives in my head, rather than on terra firma. Of all the characteristics of my very weird quirky personality, one word I simply cannot apply is the adjective "grounded". I am absolutely as ungrounded as you can possibly get, but I'm working on it, I promise. I am a head person- … Continue reading HOME AT SEA

COMFORT WHEN DISTURBED

One of the biggest insults that can be colloquially hurled at someone in conversation; sometimes as a unfunny joke, and sometimes with rancid bitterness is, "you're psychologically disturbed!"- usually meaning broadly that you are 'crazy', 'off your rocker', 'unbalanced', 'abnormal', 'socially bonkers', 'deviant' 'manipulative', or other such derogatory & stigma-loaded assumptions. "YOU ARE PSYCHOLOGICALLY DISTURBED". I have … Continue reading COMFORT WHEN DISTURBED

EYES ON ME

Message from a friend sent just now... "I wish for you to see yourself thru my eyes, so you can see you are beautiful and your energy brilliant." After thanking her and feeling touched and uplifted and boosted, I replied that I'd blog about this, inspired by what she said." Which eyes do YOU see yourself through? Which … Continue reading EYES ON ME

BACKFLIP

BACKFLIPS are the thing of talent show dance troopes....the visual motions that make the crowd get excited. When applied to mental health recovery, backflips are what I like to call what other people term 'relapse episodes', to make them seem a little less shit than mental health relapse episodes really are. It should come as … Continue reading BACKFLIP

THERAPY BEAST

It's therapy day today. I wonder what emotional chaos will ensue today. I just read a brilliant blog post about someone else's experience of therapy, and wished a. I could write like that, and b. that I understood therapy better. I've been having psychological therapy for months, well, a few years actually.... and when I … Continue reading THERAPY BEAST

WATER ON CHALK

Gymnasts can't do those amazing things they do on the bars without chalk on their hands. Their hands will slip. They will lose their grip. They may even fall to the ground and do themselves an injury. Gymnasts are not weak people for needing chalky hands. They are just sensible, trying to avoid doing themselves … Continue reading WATER ON CHALK

BLUE TO PINK CHARITY HIKE

THIS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT TO MY USUAL POSTS, IN THAT I AM ASKING YOU TO PLEASE REBLOG OR SHARE THIS ON YOUR OWN FACEBOOK/TWITTER/BLOG PAGES IN ORDER TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH BOOSTING/CHARITY FUNDRAISING EVENT I AM PLANNING FOR SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR (2017) for Tyneside and Northumberland Mind. THE MORE WIDELY YOU CAN SHARE THIS THE BETTER, ESPECIALLY … Continue reading BLUE TO PINK CHARITY HIKE

SMASH

I smashed it today on my 10k mental health charity run for Tyneside and Northumberland Mind 🙌 A new personal best of 1 hr and 3 minutes! I pushed myself to my absolute physical limits and I couldn't be prouder! 💛💛💛 Will write more tomorrow...need a snooze now!! 😪 Will leave you with some doodles … Continue reading SMASH