January

January. Chapter one. The month I started writing about mental health – three years ago. I wrote my first ever mental health post on 5th January 2016 and to be honest when I look back at it now I feel a bit icky. Isn’t it funny how much we change and grow in a short period of time? Sometimes I look back at pictures that are quite recent really –… View Post

Why recovery is worth it

It’s been such a strange few months. I started the year with a new job – a job that I was desperate to do but then decided wasn’t for me. I (reluctantly) took a break from my book. I went freelance, and moved house – twice. I’m fairly confident in saying that this time last year, certainly the year before, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do a lot of… View Post

Five things I learnt very quickly after moving out

My most recent post gives an insight into how I was feeling just before I moved out of my parents’ house. Now, a week after the move, here are the things I’ve already learnt: 1 That sh*t is HARD. Change is hard. I knew that it would be a challenge for me as someone who is not only close to their parents, but also is effected by CPTSD. I felt… View Post

The one where the anxious girl moves out

Ever since I moved in with my dad at age four, I’ve been happy to keep it that way. I have known two types of home: the type I had before I lived with my Dad, and the type after. As I’ve started to understand how my brain has been working since then, I know that my understanding of life at four years old – and for a while after… View Post

My Guide to Mastering Mindfulness

I feel like the word ‘mindfulness’ is one that has been thrown around a lot lately and it seems like it’s everywhere you turn, but as far as I’m concerned, it is actually something worth thinking about. If you can find what works for you, it can be a really helpful in improving – and preserving – mental wellbeing. I’d definitely class myself now as somebody who is in recovery,… View Post