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

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

I’m still here!

I haven’t written a blog post in months. Not because I haven’t wanted to, I’ve just been really, really busy. It’s safe to say I lost my blogging mojo a bit, too. This time last year I would never have gone this long without writing a post, no matter what else I had going on. Lately, not so much. I quit my job in April and started a new one… 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

A Short Retreat at The Vicarage, Cheshire

Earlier on this week, Charlie and I took a trip to Cheshire to stay at The Vicarage hotel. I had no idea what to expect as I’d never been to this particular village before – Holmes Chapel – and had only spent a small amount of time looking into the venue. I’d been asked to try out one of their six new luxury signature rooms and the first thing I… View Post