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

My Caveman Brain

–  Mental 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

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