Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)

This week I wanted to write about the fine line between finding yourself, and escaping from yourself. It's hard to put into words, so I hope this poem makes sense. Pains ( A Glittering Gown) Are you depressed or are you deep? Inspired or insane? Going through a bad time or growing through a bad … Continue reading Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)

When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

Trigger Warnings Are The Sign That Society Is Growing

Trigger warnings have often been mocked as annoying. Admitting being triggered is seen as ridiculous at best, or weak and despicable at worst. It’s important to note that no-one wants or choses to to be “triggered”. The rise of mocking “trigger warnings” and being “triggered” can overshadow the usefulness of the terminology. “Triggered” relates to how … Continue reading Trigger Warnings Are The Sign That Society Is Growing

Kindness by a Thousand Messages

This is a post about Recovery, the self-care and mental health process. There is a parallel between pervasive social messages about equality and about self care. I think learning “self-justice” can be just as important as learning about justice for others. When I discovered Tumblr in my late teens, I discovered an abundance of both. … Continue reading Kindness by a Thousand Messages

A bit about “The Work”: Being a mental health Recovery Support Worker

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Edit 29/5/17 I originally had more detail in this, but I've taken some of it out to protect confidentiality a little more and make it less identifiable. My work is in mental health, and I get very excited about it, so first, here's a bit more about my work, because I will be talking about … Continue reading A bit about “The Work”: Being a mental health Recovery Support Worker