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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

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

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sexual abuse

I WISH YOU COULD…

I wish you could be exactly the person I wanted. I wish you could be here right now. I wish you could comb your fingers gently through my hair, and tease out the tangled mess in my brain and heart... Continue Reading →

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 →

BRA/MOOD CORRELATIONS

This is a post about the correlation of mood and bra wearage [based on extensive contemplation lasting literally MINUTES). My bra is my barometer. It is my mood BRA-ometer, if you like ;) I can tell a lot about my... Continue Reading →

WHEN YOU ARE THE DARKNESS

What to do when you are the darkness?  Do you rid the world of your darkness..... By removing yourself? Separation of the bond between person and the glue of society. Stickiness un-peeled. Strings in the orchestra reveal the emotion of... Continue Reading →

THAT WOMAN IS ME

Daughter 1 bounces on the trampoline outside. Daughter 2 has her head buried in her latest fairy book upstairs. A man prepares a family meal in the kitchen, and a woman sits alone at her laptop, door closed, wondering what will possibly... Continue Reading →

GIMME A HAND

I arrive home from therapy, still, shaken and chilled. You can be both still and shaken believe me. The shaking happens first. I go still to cope with the shaking. Trauma has me. Trauma is me- or was me. I... Continue Reading →

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 →

BEAST OR BEAUTY

I can't do it...avoidance has kicked in. I will NOT go and see the new 'Beauty and the Beast' film. There, I said it. You may wonder why this is important, or even interesting, in the context of a blog... 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 →

MOTHER’S POISON

I type as I listen to this atmospheric song...The song is what prompted me to write this alternative mothers day post. https://youtu.be/bV6eaF0iAxs Just contemplating the poison of my mother's love. I'm a mum...my love for my children is real. My... Continue Reading →

OH JOY

I can't speak...typing is hard too...happiness? Are you joking me? Not a chance. Twitter tells me it's international day of happiness and Facebook tells me it's the first day of spring...I guess I am meant to be feeling bright and... Continue Reading →

GRUMPY SUNDAY

Hey guys...here is my #sharpie sunday for today... The photos are for the press release my local Mind/NHS trust are putting together about my fundraising and awareness campaign. I'm trying to encourage people to run the Bamburgh 10k with me... Continue Reading →

HALL OF FAME #2

This is my second post sharing [*read-boasting] about my first article for a genuine human journalist :) I was sent these questions by the journo to form the answers for my published patient file on my mental health conditions. The article was published... Continue Reading →

TRUST…HEART

Diversion alert. Maybe this coaching idea is not something that I should put all my focus on? [right now this very second I mean.] Maybe there are things that are more important? Pause Summer. What do you really want.....hand on... 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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