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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

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

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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 →

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 →

BPD: ESCAPE TO THE RAINBOW

The grounding process begins. I'm digging deep and securing my emotional roots again. Today has been blissfully easy and private. I have happily hidden, barring a few conversations with selected people of lushness. I needed that after two very special but also... 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 →

EAGLE OR PIGEON?

This is a blog about post-traumatic SHINE. Post-traumatic shine is my word for post-traumatic growth....Post-traumatic growth is actually "a thing".... It is a proven thing that psychologists have written about in psychological texts for a considerable length of time. One... Continue Reading →

RUNNING MENTALITY

Last evening I had cause to skip about like an excitable spring lamb after a very enjoyable hour and a half jogging past the lambs in the fields adjacent to the quiet country lanes I explored on my run. "The word 'enjoyable' and... 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 →

MUM-less

Here is my sharpie doodle for mothers day...but this is for the people who don't have a mum in their life this mothers day-peeps just like me xxx Mother's day is not usually a fun day when you have complex-PTSD... 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 →

PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS

Omfg. I'm sorry about the drawing you will shortly be seeing...this is what happened when I attempted a realistic self portrait 😶 LOL 😂 I've had a lazy Sunday....this is the view from my sunny bedroom this morning... This is... Continue Reading →

HEALING VLOG

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

HALL OF FAME #1

Well maybe 'hall of fame' is a little bit of an over-sell, but this is a guest post I wrote a few weeks ago that appeared on a professional physiotherapy website. This is my R.E.D January Guest Post for my... Continue Reading →

SHINE COACHING

Yesterday I had an idea-today it is closer to being a reality! I'm currently getting feedback from my advisors (aka my friends) on business names for my new personal coaching summerSHINES sideline. Woop! As if it isn't enough to blog,... Continue Reading →

INFLUENCE

I am going to be doing some different things on my blog to switch things up a bit. This blog is an evolving living thing-far more than just the nuts and bolts of WordPress templates, domains, widgets and JPEGS that... Continue Reading →

INSPIRE & SHINE

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/today-i-rise/#.VlnAMzE-EnC.facebook This is my Facebook post from earlier. I have no other words. This video has got me right in the heart x **Interruption of usual social media vacuous BS coming right up. It is literally impossible for me to... Continue Reading →

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