2017 in Retrospect

It’s been a funny old year. Whilst it’s been quite a bumpy year and a lot has happened, I decided to think about the positives that have come from this year – it hasn’t all been bad! I quit two jobs that made me unhappy I chose a career I actually want I finished therapy right at the start of the year I won Blogosphere Mag’s Lifestyle Blogger of the… View Post

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: For Her

As much as I’m finding it hard to believe that Christmas is nearly here, I’m feeling excited about it this year. The last couple of years have been hard-going and I found it hard to enjoy the festivities a lot of the time, but given that I’m feeling a bit more festive this year I decided to put together a gift guide. I love reading other people’s and it’s such… View Post

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 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 start.… View Post