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SHADES OF ILL

I woke this morning heavy hearted, and I've already idled away some unknown mindless length of time pondering why it is I feel so crap today. I think I've finally now worked it out. I'm not sure if I'm ill... Continue Reading →

TRIGGER (UN)-HAPPY

If you have a PTSD diagnosis as I have- one thing you'll be intimately familiar with is the whole concept of triggers. Triggers are what turn you in an instant from 'ok', to PTSD'ed up to the max. PTSD is... 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 →

BACKFLIP

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... Continue Reading →

THERAPY BEAST

It's therapy day today. I wonder what emotional chaos will ensue today. I just read a brilliant blog post about someone else's experience of therapy, and wished a. I could write like that, and b. that I understood therapy better.... Continue Reading →

COFFEE & COMFORTS

This is a 'where I'm at' post. Because I'm not entirely sure quite where I am, so am hoping the writing process will allow me to grasp the nettle and see my way through the fog, and all equivalent metaphorical jazz.... Continue Reading →

THERAPY BONKERS

Today is a part-sharpie/part-prose post. Today is therapy day, which means I [very predictably] have a thumping headache and feel absolutely drained. Today was really hard, really really hard, and really really emotional and really really intense. There are not... Continue Reading →

THE LINES

This blog is about life with mental health, and the process of having therapy for PTSD and a personality disorder. The lines in the post title are many things: The lines are the local railway track that I used to... Continue Reading →

…AND BREATHE

This is a post about therapy. This is the first time I've had to breathe today. I have been occupied ALL DAY since I woke. My head aches as though a marching band with hearing loss [who therefore play their instruments LOUD]... 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 →

HOW IT IS.

I'm not good without you. I'm awkward when I tell you that. I'm awkward a lot of the time for that matter. I know why that all is, and I know you know why, and I know that you know... 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 →

DOODLE CALM

Another busy and mentally taxing day. Here are tonight's moodles (doodles to change your mood)... :) First I had to full my head entirely with calm thoughts...  .. then I did this.... It's clear there's a lot of catastrophising going... 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 →

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 →

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