Winter’s Embrace❄️

Some people would argue that life made her that way. Other people would whisper and say it was just who she was. Nobody really cared enough to find out and others would just stay away for the fear of the unknown. She would sit calm and composed in those castle walls that she had purposefully... Continue Reading →

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Sand, Sea And Seashells☀️

It's been very stressful for me the past few months with my mental health so I thought it would be a great idea to take myself on a little holiday! It was a bit spontaneous but usually the best things are!😋 I don't travel often for various reasons. I was very anxious that I wouldn't... Continue Reading →

Grounding Techniques⭐️

Grounding helps bring us back to the here and now. Grounding techniques work by engaging the senses. They are strategies that help us to be in the present moment rather than in the traumatic experience of the past or any current distress that we may find ourselves in. They can be really helpful when you feel... Continue Reading →

The National Bed Crisis🛏

Mental health professionals work really hard but it's highly obvious to many that they are over-stretched and very under-resourced. It has been reported recently that there is a 30% decline in mental health beds across the UK despite many empty promises of extra funding from the government. This has been reflected recently in my own... Continue Reading →

Inpatient Diaries: Part 1

I have been an inpatient for around a week now. I was on the bed list in the community for around 4 weeks but there wasn't any available. I was coping as best as I could under the circumstances and had the home treatment team involved but it wasn't long before I reached an absolute... Continue Reading →

The Disorder Of Hiddeness🌚

In her book 'Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder'... Elizabeth Howell refers to DID as a ‘disorder of hiddenness’ and comments that according to Richard Kluft ‘only about 6% of those with DID exhibit obvious switching in an ongoing way.’ Wanna hear some real talk? It is unfair to base your perception of dissociative identity... Continue Reading →

Everything Is Broken🤪

I don't like writing much about my personal life because I'm a very private person. When I started this blog, it was always clear to me that it would be a survivors blog and not a victims blog. I don't really post much about myself and what I go through. My blog aims to inspire... Continue Reading →

Plural Ways Of Talking🙊

The plural form of a word is the form that is used when referring to more than one person. Most people that know me on a personal level will know that I often refer to myself as 'we' or 'us'... It doesn't happen all the time but when it does, it's usually too late for... Continue Reading →

If We Could Turn Back Time⏱

I'm sure if everyone had a time machine, they would love to go back and change a few things. Who wouldn't? I often wonder what my life would be like if things were different. It's easy to imagine all the different possibilities and outcomes there could be. It leaves me pondering the question... was it... Continue Reading →

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