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

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

10 Things That I Do To Get Motivated

Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s really difficult to motivate yourself. The bed always feels more comfy when you wake up for work than it ever has when going to sleep. Mundane tasks like booking appointments and going to the post office aren’t often a great excuse to get out of bed. Being quite a creative person I love to be busy and enjoy working on a number of different projects… 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