As bloggers we never know who we might reach. A lot of our impact is unknown and invisible. For me, my blog purpose is quite clear...I blog with honesty about what I experience with my mental health in the hope that I am not the only one who experiences these experiences. I blog so people … Continue reading TO BE SEEN
This is post numero 3...the after party post. I've decided not to blog about it and am going to let the photos do the talking here....following the philosophy "what goes on tour, stays on tour" I won't be divulging all the deeds of the night. But by God, Mind charity know how to put on … Continue reading MIND MEDIA AWARDS #3
Hopefully you have already read my previous post...(my reflections on the build up to the ceremony). Well this is the meaty post; the one where I share what actually happened. As I said...although I'm a media volunteer for Mind charity, this is me writing my unofficial take on it, in the guise and capacity as … Continue reading MIND MEDIA AWARDS #2
I have little time to fully share how I feel today because I'm too busy and FAR too excited to form words or accurately put my feelings into words to any great extent. I am busy getting ready for the Mind Media Award ceremony down in the big smoke of London town :) Even though … Continue reading RIGHT…SO I’M NOT USELESS?
MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN LAUNCH POST!!! For those of you who are unaware, as well as being a blogger I am also a mental health campaigner and media volunteer for national Mind (the leading UK mental health charity), and a fundraising volunteer for my local Mind in the North East of England. Local Mind charities are … Continue reading #MY SELF CARE SELFIE
Hello peeps of the world. Today is October 10th- WORLD mental health day. The world is a BIG place with many humans in it, and many of those humans (probably far more I'd suspect than the usually cited 1 in 4) will have lived experience of mental ill health, ergo, they have experience, because they … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH (OF THE ENTIRE WORLD etc)
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
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 after a couple of stimulating full-on but FABULOUS days. I don't have the mental capacity to … Continue reading THE GOLDEN GLOW
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 low. I'm just out of balance and below par. Soon I travel down to Westminster … Continue reading EXCITED/SCARED
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 variety of reasons....sometimes it's because the topic is plain painful, sometimes it's that I'm too ashamed … Continue reading IS A CAREER POSSIBLE IF I BLOG?
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 in relation to the goals I set myself. This year my goals were real ones, … Continue reading 2017 YEAR OF SHINE. PROGRESS UPDATE
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
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/
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 aspects out of the dust covered chest, look at them and purposefully decide which aspects … Continue reading STRAWS OF HOPE
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 coming true-ness'. I'm trying to blog authentically here without caring how I sound, despite the fact there's … Continue reading WARM GLOW GUSHING