No time to blog today...just enjoying the creativity of sharpie scribbling. Drew myself some rewards after a challenging but rewarding day :) SummerSHINES Xx



Today I asked my therapist...."can I write on that white board?"....I have published a quick snapshot of the result. **TW I won't explain it- my head hurts too much- so you'll have to come to your own conclusions. This is mental illness, in the raw. It hurts. I'm really feeling the illness today. summerSHINES©


I appear to have lost my writing mojo a bit least on the blogosphere. I am writing plenty, but it's for real-life, non-cyber stuff. My volunteering¬†life behind the scenes¬†is BUSY, and for that I am very grateful at this moment, as it is successfully¬†keeping my post-traumatised feet planted¬†securely in the present. I type this … Continue reading DINNER PARTY OF ME


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 stimulating days with my bestie mate. Escapism and¬†grounding seem, on first appearance, to be¬†goals¬†that oppose … Continue reading BPD: ESCAPE TO THE RAINBOW


BACKFLIPS are the thing of talent show dance troopes....the visual motions that make the crowd get excited. When applied to mental health recovery, backflips are what I like to call what other people term 'relapse episodes', to make them seem a little less shit than mental health relapse episodes really are. It should come as … Continue reading BACKFLIP