I can't tell you how amazing it feels to be tapping on the keys once more. Without writing, I cease to be a writer; and when I am not a writer, I cease to be fully alive. Writing is my passion. This is where I tap into my flow. This is where my psyche unknots … Continue reading BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS



Today I asked my therapist...."can I write on that white board?"....I have published a quick snapshot of the result. **TW I won't explain it- my head hurts too much- so you'll have to come to your own conclusions. This is mental illness, in the raw. It hurts. I'm really feeling the illness today. summerSHINES©


I always write stream of consciousness style, I write as I think; but tonight's post will be even more streamy and consciousy as I don't have the intellectual capacity to mentally plan anything. As for what is the point of this post, who knows?!...I don't, but there doesn't always have to be a point I … Continue reading SPLURGING


Watch this video please....guys, girls, and especially parents of boys....(or if you are anyone who knows a guy, which is basically EVERYONE)......It's powerful. I am passionately supportive of this video that someone at LADbible thoughtfully created. When I watched it I thought YES YES YES. It was very Harry met Sally, but in an … Continue reading “MAN UP??” NO, SHUT UP!


At last. A happy blog topic!! party poppers This post is a lot more about footwear than mental health, although don't worry, this blog hasn't morphed into a vacuous fashionista blog- the mental health link is still very much there. For a welcome change, this post empathises some of the good stuff only good stuff that mental illness … Continue reading PEACEFUL SOLE