It was my sisters 30th birthday, she went away for a week but had a big old gathering when she returned to celebrate with our very large extended family. I was really sad that I missed her actual birthday the day before, but was struggling with some pains and wasn’t sure I could make it. […]Read More Celebration or confrontation..
When you’re young you have such firm ideas of how life should go. What age makes you a grown up, what it is that grown ups do.. houses, kids, marriages, jobs. I was so convinced that by my mid 20’s I would be a mother. All my life I’ve been great with kids, the go […]Read More Am I lost?
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is Ruby Red Vintage! This account was one I saw every now and then in my.. intro? to joyous dressing. At the time I was feeling a little overwhelmed with things so I’d stopped following people for a bit. It didn’t take long for me to think […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Ruby Red Vintage
I’m not sure if I’ve really mentioned this other than in my PTSD specific posts, but I have been signed off work since the end of January/beginning of Feb. I’m a little hazy on the specific date but it was around that time. I’d been struggling mentally for a while, and though I was already […]Read More Return to work
I didn’t do any affirmations for two or three weeks, it felt like too much pressure, but I think it was because I had had a relapse of some of my more intense PTSD symptoms so I just had to give myself the time and space needed to cope, and deal with those. ‘I am […]Read More Affirmations
Wilde Mode are an independent Vegan brand based in Dundee, Scotland. The company was founded in August 2018 and launched in January 2019. Deborah Breen (Debz), the founder of Wilde Mode began the journey after a struggle with her mental health. The company prides themselves on having a 100% carbon neutral footprint. The packaging company […]Read More What’s in the box?! – Wilde Mode Review
Does anyone else feel silly doing these? Maybe it’s because it’s so new to me but it can be oddly confronting, telling yourself you deserve good things, that you can do the things you want to, get what you want out of life. But, I am going to try and keep it up. We forgot […]Read More Affirmations
I have suffered with depression, anxiety and ptsd for a long time. I try to be honest about my mental health but even when I wasn’t as forthcoming, I really enjoyed doing what I could to help other people with their struggles, whether it was just being a shoulder to cry on, buying their favourite […]Read More Doing an Instagram giveaway – mental health inspired.
I discovered KelZo Jewellery in February of this year, doing what a lot of people were doing during lockdown life.. online shopping! The company, like many others, originated during lockdown 2020. They started making small batches of statement studs and other bits and bobs, and eventually decided to open the shop. Here is a pic […]Read More What’s in the box?! – KelZo Jewellery Review
Do I deserve good things? Some days I get mad that I would even need to consider this, of course I do, doesn’t everyone.. But in the cold light of day, and the heavy dark that the night brings with it, it’s much easier to believe that I don’t. To lean into, and even rely […]Read More Positive Affirmations
Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all, or just Monday if it’s not a bank holiday for you, from me and the spot on my chin that won’t go away! I actually have several all on my chin at the moment but only one central and eye catching, thanks hormones! I typically hate pictures of […]Read More Monday Monday!
I wanted to go out somewhere nice with the dog, somewhere we would have to drive to so we could both be in nature and have fun exploring. The weather is certainly good for it, though me being me I’d have to lather on the factor 50 before we left. I woke up to my […]Read More Not the Sunday I was expecting.
So, I’ve had a shower for the first time since Sunday. Is that gross? Sure. Did I smell? Absolutely. Does knowing that change anything? No, depression doesn’t care, and you pretty much just feel worse cause you know you’re being gross. I brushed my teeth, put some undies and a face mask on (my skin […]Read More Showering is hard these days.
Feeling reflective and wanted to share some of the positivity and love I’m feeling today during some darker times. Three years ago today we got engaged. At this point in time we should have been married for about seven months, but as you know a global pandemic happened. We’re hoping the wedding goes ahead this […]Read More Three years ago..
I’ve had 7 sessions, and my scores have gone from 9/10 to 5. This might not sound like a lot but it is a huge difference in my day to day life. It’s changed how I think about my trauma, how I feel about it, how I deal with flashbacks and intrusive thoughts. It’s been […]Read More New diagnosis, acknowledging and asking for help with PTSD – part three.