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

This is what recovery means for me

Recovery really is very different for different people. It totally depends on the individual and it’s a long – and somewhat tiring – process. Small things that may mean nothing to others have turned out to be huge for me, and it’s important to recognise that. Every single victory – small or big – should be recognised. So here is my brain dump on what recovery means for me. Photo… View Post

Your Strength Is In Your Struggle

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I’ve been coping with some recent changes to my life, as well as how I’m doing generally. Recovery is actually a concept that’s quite difficult not only to grasp, but to measure. Day to day we lead our lives in whichever ways we can at that time, not really thinking about the days prior. I know that’s definitely the case for me,… View Post

My Caveman Brain

– ┬áMental health cards available from Honey Bee Cards – My brain would be perfect for a caveman. For me, not so much. Back in the day when people needed to suss out danger and act quickly, fight, and hunt for food, fight or flight was a very useful mechanism. Don’t get me wrong, fight or flight is still a useful mechanism in dangerous situations and has the power to… View Post

What I’ve Learnt in Recovery

Mental health recovery is a funny thing. Long term mental illness can make you feel like you’ll be that way forever. That it’s just life now. It’s just who you are now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a long old process and not a simple or linear one and, for some, the recovery process can take years, particularly with trauma related disorders. So it’s important that we take as long… View Post