I remember the exact day I first heard the words ‘white privilege’. I remember the conversation, I remember who said it, I remember how I felt. I also remember the heated discussion that followed and the awkward drive home with my friend. So the conversation went a little like this… please note I am paraphrasing: […]Read More Lessons Learned
Yesterday I had a difficult mental health day. I woke up later than intended, so that was a great start. I quickly showered and started to get ready for work. At the moment I am not feeling confident enough to go to the office without make up, so the getting ready part takes longer. This […]Read More The Importance of Sharing
A huge part of my recovery and my growth as a person has been learning all about myself. I have a greater understanding of myself today than I ever could have imagined possible previously. I am far more able to understand and identify my feelings, triggers, emotional blocks. I am able now to acknowledge that […]Read More Knowing, Respecting and Loving Yourself
So that thing, that thing we don’t talk about… it’s eating disorders. I’ve mentioned it in previous blogs but I don’t often talk about how much I struggle with it. It’s one of those things that people assume, because I don’t mention it, because they see me eating, it must be gone. They think, because […]Read More That thing we don’t talk about… but should
You never know what someone is going through. People you come into contact with every day, strangers, work colleagues, friends, family… everyone has a story. That person serving you in the supermarket, they didn’t talk and were seemingly rude – they were up all night with their toddler who just. Won’t. Sleep. The person that […]Read More Don’t be an Asshole
What have you got to be sad about? I have been asked that many times. For all the work I’ve done to be open and honest about mental illness, I have still been asked this question recently. This question and the attitude that comes with it, is what makes me feel like I have to […]Read More What have you got to be sad about?
Happy Blog Birthday!! So today is 2 years since I started my blog. Oh how much has changed in those two years. I’ve taken leaps forward in recovery. I’ve also slipped down the rabbit hole of depression, discovered an eating disorder, found both healthy and very unhealthy ways of coping, and worried that I would […]Read More Happy 2nd Birthday
I keep seeing a quote pop up (which of course I can’t find when I want to reference it) something about the tools you used to survive may not be the same ones to heal. I’ve definitely got the wording wrong but the message is there. The tools I used to survive were binging, be […]Read More It’s ok to lose your spark
Mental illness… it’s a funny one… not funny like ‘haha’. Funny like, ‘tricksy little bitch that sets out to ruin your day and you have to fight against it on the daily just to function like a semi-normal human being and sometimes you just want to cry because fuck you mental illness’ (I purposely didn’t […]Read More Bittersweet Symphony
I am writing this on very little sleep so if some of it doesn’t make sense I apologise!! I just need to say though… I bloody did it!!! I have pushed through my fears and done many things on my recovery road. This though, this was the biggest so far. I went to New York […]Read More New York New York!