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

Change & Mental Health

This is something that I’m going through at the moment and, the more I think about it, the more I realise that other people have probably experienced exactly what I’m experiencing. So I decided to write about it.  Anxiety disorders can make every day difficult. Depression can make every day difficult. CPTSD can make every day difficult. Introduce a big lifestyle change into the mix and, you’ve got a whole… View Post

Dealing with CPTSD

*It may seem a bit obvious but I just want to provide a trigger warning: trauma and traumatic events* I’ve decided that more awareness and education is needed on CPTSD (and PTSD) so I wanted to write about it. Firstly here’s the difference between the two – post traumatic stress disorder and complex┬ápost traumatic stress disorder – CPTSD is often present within people who have repeatedly experienced trauma as opposed… View Post

#TalkMH Meet | A Post on Gratitude

Hello! This weekend we had #TalkMH meet up in London. I don’t really know where to start I guess I feel kind of mixed. I feel extremely happy to have met such wonderful people, but I also feel a bit sad, too. I feel a bit sad that I couldn’t give everybody what I feel they deserve. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great day. Meeting everybody and talking… View Post

The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Firstly I just have to mention how pretty this book is. As soon as I saw it I knew it was going to be my kind of thing. Pastels, white, gold, it’s just so beaut. In a recent post I wrote about learning to work with my brain instead of against it, and learning to be compassionate towards myself. This book supports and encourages exactly that, and there’s a particular… View Post