dissociation …

...or as I call it getting lost in my memories. This started happening when I started therapy. Recalling memories I've spent years trying to forget. Suddenly one pops into my mind (we're doing EMDR) and then I disappear into it, to a place where no one can reach me. Sometimes I have glimmers of them … Continue reading dissociation …

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reflecting on psychosis

There's been a lot in the press recently about psychosis - and mostly it all seems to focus on those who hear voices. This is possibly because there is growing acknowledgement that the brain differences we see in those with labels such as schizophrenia resemble those who have experienced child hood trauma and neglect, and … Continue reading reflecting on psychosis

Energy and minimalist living

Over the last few months I've read many articles on why we should embrace minimalist living to increase our mental well-being. To be honest me and minimalism are not a match made in heaven. On the odd occasion I have attempted it in the past it has not lasted long, partly because I like to … Continue reading Energy and minimalist living

Physical and mental health; and my new years plans!

Hey I know it's a bit early for new years resolutions but I'm feeling inspired so thought I would make the most of it! Its been too long since I wrote on here. As some of you who follow my other media accounts know I've been far more focused my physical health recently, so I'm … Continue reading Physical and mental health; and my new years plans!

Bucket list for the soul

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A bucket list for the soul – what would fill this imaginary vessel?

When depressed it is so hard to think about the future, to consider what might come to pass.

Considering the soul makes it somewhat easier. My soul is part of me and yet an inner, more elusive part of me, less changed by worldly cares . This part of me can still have dreams.

The outer more human me- controlled by mind and thoughts- can see no hope, no future. For this me, there is no reason to plan or dream, for tomorrow seems so far away, as distant as the heavens. Planning seems so overwhelming even pointless.

My soul however, that is different. My soul continues unending. My soul does not feel contained by darkness and death. My soul can be filled with hope and by doing so dare to dream of a future.

My soul…

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Self care and self esteem

Self care seems to be everywhere this week, from tweets to advertising coming into my inbox. Everyone everywhere appears to think we need to do more of it. However many of us don't. Perhaps it's because we live in a society where self care equates being selfish - we are encouraged to put evrryone else's … Continue reading Self care and self esteem

What it’s like to start counselling

So today I finally managed to find someone who would work with me. I'm still on the NHS wait list for CMHT but having been there for months with no contact so I decided I needed to find help elsewhere. My assessment was last week. Now I've done many assessments over the last 18mths and … Continue reading What it’s like to start counselling

loving this reminder we need action alongside our dreams!

What is your dream in life? How much time per day—or even per week—do you spend working to make that dream a reality? And how much time you do spend dreaming about making it a reality? If you’ve read some of my recent blog posts, you might know that I am mildly obsessed with the […] … Continue reading loving this reminder we need action alongside our dreams!

Bucket list for the soul

A bucket list for the soul - what would fill this imaginary vessel? When depressed it is so hard to think about the future, to consider what might come to pass. Considering the soul makes it somewhat easier. My soul is part of me and yet an inner, more elusive part of me, less changed … Continue reading Bucket list for the soul