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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

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

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mental health awareness

THE GOLDEN GLOW

I write this post with my feet still hovering several inches off the ground. [That isn't because I'm sitting typing this post while perched on an unusually tall chair] ;) .......It's actually because I'm still really happy and buzzy and nicely floaty... Continue Reading →

EXCITED/SCARED 

Trauma 'has me' in its grip today. Ironic as yesterday when I published my 'post-traumatic sparkle syndrome (PTSS) post, I said I'd need to keep it in plain sight for my low days. Today is a bit low, not catastrophically... Continue Reading →

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 →

LONELINESS: THE QUIETEST EXPOSION

Loneliness is the quietest explosion you'll ever [not] hear It explodes peacefully in never-ending waves; breaking against the shoreline of our hearts There is no sound of exploding on the outside The sound is all on the inside We are alone and... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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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.... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

CRISIS THOUGHTS

SummerSHINES

HARM MYSELF. STAY ALIVE.

**TRIGGER WARNING-SUICIDAL THEMES   Life is considerably better when you're not obsessed with desires to stop being alive anymore. That is the change yesterday brought about. For the first time in 7 days I didn't have an intense desire to... Continue Reading →

FUNDRAISING FOR MY MIND

I am aware of mental health. There is no more aware of it I personally need to get myself. I blog about it daily. However I volunteer for my local mental health charity to raise awareness and destigmatise mental health disorders for... Continue Reading →

CRISIS DOODLING

No explanation.. just drew how I feel.... SummerSHINES 

DOUBLE-BOLTED

It is early June 2015. I am almost 34. I have written my note to my husband (which I still have in my crisis keepsake box) and I am leaving my usual acute ward, en route to a city ward.... Continue Reading →

THE LINES

This blog is about life with mental health, and the process of having therapy for PTSD and a personality disorder. The lines in the post title are many things: The lines are the local railway track that I used to... Continue Reading →

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