Simple self care on a budget: Winter

I feel like I’ve been a little negative in recent posts. What with life’s curveballs, stressors, dilemmas and general adulting, I’ve been a bit fed up. It’s getting dark and it’s getting cold and I don’t know about you but, at the moment, I feel like I’m having to make extra efforts to keep myself in a healthy mindset. So here I am with a post for both you and me: small… View Post

I just want to be happy

I have a little thing in life which helps me to make decisions. “Is this what five-year-old Hannah would have wanted?”  If not, it’s probably not right for me. When I had therapy last year, I learnt to practice self-compassion and gained an understanding of the little girl I used to be, the one that experienced more than any child should, which would then develop into the CPTSD I’m now… View Post

Life on high alert

This is another one of those honest recovery posts that forces itself out of my brain, through my fingers and onto this little space just because I need to put it somewhere. Living with CPTSD is really fucking hard. It gets easier for a while and I’ll be going about my business without much trouble until, one day, it will come back just as forcefully as it did at the… View Post

You can’t always be brave

It’s really hard to be fine all the time. For some, being fine takes a lot more effort than most realise, which naturally means that sometimes, you’re just too damn tired to do it. Sometimes you’re just too damn tired to be fine. This is something that I’m finding really hard to accept and I’m not really sure how to be OK with it. I get so frustrated with myself… View Post

Self Care Sunday: Trust Me, It’s Important

One of the key things when it comes to mental health is being able to practice self care – even when you don’t want to. And I get it, most of the time you won’t want to. But the key thing here is that it doesn’t have to be a huge gesture of love. I’m not asking you to love yourself – if you do, great, you’re doing brilliantly –… View Post