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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

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

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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 →

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

ITV ME

Here is a web link to the ITV website which features a short clip of me talking and an overview of my mental health story #mentalhealthawarenessweek  http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-05-08/north-east-has-highest-percentage-of-people-reporting-mental-health-problems/

STRAWS OF HOPE

I need to create some sacred space around me. I need to be encircled by something protective. I need to just sit a while and not move with no pressure from anyone or anything. I need to take lots of life... Continue Reading →

WARM GLOW GUSHING

Hello! I finally get to do my write-up of yesterday. WOWZER. I'm absolutely thrilled at my virgin experience of being interviewed for the telly. It went like an absolute dream and I'm still feeling super shiny and luminescent this morning....basking in 'dreams... Continue Reading →

TELLY DREAM :)

One on my main mental health blogger ambitions is going to be coming true later on today. Something very good and very excellent is due to happen! Yes!....After all the false starts and false hopes that something might happen in... Continue Reading →

GOING NATIONAL!

No time to blog...far too busy networking! Double busy!! Just sharing here...was so pleased to see this post in the Independent today!.... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/mental-health-patients-leave-hospitals-cope-alone-mind-figures-nhs-suicide-risk-cuts-budget-funding-a7680686.html and this in the Daily Express... http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/790965/Mental-health-patients-risk-suicide-delays-follow-up-treatment   And this is what it's all about...the national Mind... Continue Reading →

COMEDIA

This post is titled comedia, because of how comical and cute I find the media (from what I've glimpsed so far from my two radio interviews). In the olden days, if you were going to be interviewed for a radio... Continue Reading →

SELF-FUNDRAISING FLOUR

As there is a self-raising flour, to distinguish it from the 'plain' variety...I can't help wishing there were also a FUND-RAISING type of flour- complete with some magic ingredient that could generate income for worthy charities. I am sure if I could invent... Continue Reading →

WHY AYE MIND

This is a post about why aye Mind about the mental health charity, Mind! This post is for Geordies/ people who volunteer/ people who ever donate to charity, and people who care about improving mental health and wellbeing in your... 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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