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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

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

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SMILEY SADNESS

The truest sentence that I know, is that a smile can conceal great sadness. Speaking from my own experience, I don't only cry when I'm sad and only smile when I'm happy. It just isn't that simple. I have perfected the art... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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LOTS OF LEMONS

Life is currently uncomfortable. It always is, to some degree, at least some of the time. Sometimes it is really uncomfortable all of the time, and other times it is mildly uncomfortable, bits of the time. Happiness is nothing else but... Continue Reading →

MOMENT TO MOMENT

I haven't been in the usual routine today. Why? It is un-seasonally hot in England today. Ergo my fellow tiny island dwellers, including me, go bonkers. We are not accustomed to such high temperatures, especially in the coastal bit I live... Continue Reading →

POST-TRAVEL HUM

I hear the hum of the aircraft, still ringing in my ears, The roar of the car barely hides the rumble of my fears. Back home now to safety. Duvet pulled up, I'm smothered, My silent melancholy, proved not so... Continue Reading →

HAPPY TONIC

I'm grabbing some introvert time while I can.  The Americans call this interruption to the usual routine a vacation. The French call it le vacance. The Brits call it a holiday. SummerSHINES calls it "fucking beautiful". I am enjoying myself... Continue Reading →

HAPPY ZOO #1

Does anyone care to join me for a walk through the rain pain? or maybe even try out the pain walk? The pain walk is a bit like the moon walk, but you go backwards even more so, and even... Continue Reading →

EXTERNALISER V STUFFER

I really am done. Enough human contact has been had. I need a detox. Blog comments are off. Messenger is off. Facebook is logged out of not to be logged back into for as long as I can possibly stand... Continue Reading →

ALL ME

At last.....freedom to type...freedom to let the words topple out of my head and onto this blank page. This blog represents a type of escape for me....this is the place where I make sense of my inner environment and all it's... Continue Reading →

THE PAIN OF BPD

Today is a shocker of a bad one. I doodled for therapeutic purposes... words fail me today.  I just hurt.  summerSHINES At least I managed a 13.2K run 🙌

Present.TSD

I would like to propose an important revision to the DSM and ICD diagnostic bible. I can do these controversial types of things because I'm a mental health blogger, which surely must give me some cyber muscle power (even if imagined), and... Continue Reading →

#SHOULD/NOT

This is a simple idea I came up with to prompt blog post writing. Simply write alternate sentences about the things that are niggling in your mind causing you grief...things that you tell yourself you should or shouldn't be doing...here... Continue Reading →

HEALING VLOG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xMiFFb2HOc&feature=youtu.bev

PD ANGST

Today is a pants day. I feel angst-ridden, bitter, depressed, lifeless and generally shit which is why I significantly over-used the word "shit" whilst drawing these scribbles earlier.  I'm off duty today. I cannot be an internet inspirer today. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

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