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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

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

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REAL LIFE?

Has anyone seen real life? I think I must have mislaid it down the back of the sofa or something, because I can't for the life of me locate real life. Real life has become unreal chaos. I am busy. Not... Continue Reading →

Post-Traumatic SPARKLE

Everyone has heard of PTSD. But not everyone had heard of PTSS (most probably because I literally just made it up!). On my email signature I describe myself as a 'mental health blogger of post-traumatic sparkle' @summerstartstoshine etc, and ''PTSS' is... Continue Reading →

LIVING, WRITING, FEARING   

Apprehension is something we all feel from time to time and is completely natural and human. Usually though we are only apprehensive about stuff that really matters to us. Things that we're not bothered about we don't tend to feel apprehension... Continue Reading →

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IS A CAREER POSSIBLE IF I BLOG?

I have put off writing this blog post. It isn't really like me to procrastinate over anything actually so it is always strange when this type of situation arises. If I avoid writing about something it can be for a... Continue Reading →

2017 YEAR OF SHINE. PROGRESS UPDATE

I'm feeling proud today, and totes emotes. I think today is ripe for a mental health blogger's review, as it is already over half way through this year and I wanted to have a review of where I'm up to... Continue Reading →

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!... Continue Reading →

MY BAD

Morning coffee crumpled duvet View in front just like a movie Rustic beams farmhouse walls Sunken valley swallows call  Clothes laid over whicker chair Mirror leaning vacant stare Nothingness here on holiday  Nothing much to do or say "Enjoy this... Continue Reading →

CALL ME SIMPLE 

I keep it simple in many ways. Despite the complexity of my analytical intellectual mind, I live in a unusually simple way in my daily lifestyle.  I don't just photograph my food for Instagram. Call me simple but I prefer... Continue Reading →

HighLIGHTS

Another blank screen with more stuff for me to throw at it. I'm not sure how I feel...hopefully writing will illuminate me. (Unless white noise is the thing I'm feeling. I'm not quite sure yet.) I'm sat enjoying a beautiful... Continue Reading →

GOLDEN FLAMINGO 

EAGLE OR PIGEON?

This is a blog about post-traumatic SHINE. Post-traumatic shine is my word for post-traumatic growth....Post-traumatic growth is actually "a thing".... It is a proven thing that psychologists have written about in psychological texts for a considerable length of time. One... Continue Reading →

VALIDATE ME, OK!

Today's topic is validation, especially it's relationship to mental health and how validation can operate on social media platforms. How valid is the human need for validation? And what exactly is validation? This is the Psychology Today definition.... Understanding Validation: A... Continue Reading →

SHINE OVER STAGNANT

This is a short video sent to me from my bestie-my angel of the south... https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPowerfulTV/videos/1292669884143387/?pnref=story We love this video...apart from the reference to 'committing' suicide (not keen on that phrase)...I very much doubt I will ever achieve the commercial success... Continue Reading →

NOT EVEN A SAND CASTLE

A friend sent me the link to this clip from Chariots of Fire this morning, and tells me the slow-mo running sequence of the men sprinting through the waves was filmed at Bamburgh :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSav51fVlKU I can't put a number on how... Continue Reading →

RUN WITH ME!

I currently have 565 people following summerSHINES...my next goal is to get as many UK blogger friends to meet up to RUN WITH ME!-real-life me yes I do exist and am a real person! :P This post is for the... Continue Reading →

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