literature, mental health

Before You Let The Sun In: Intimate Dramatherapy shared with the world (Ian Robertson and Katerina Courocli-Robertson).

The world of dramatherapy is not something I've ever found myself delving into, be it as a reader or a patient myself. When I heard of 'Before You Let the Sun In (and other dramatherapeutic stories)' I was automatically itrigued. Would it be fiction? A biography? How was I going to be gripped into a… Continue reading Before You Let The Sun In: Intimate Dramatherapy shared with the world (Ian Robertson and Katerina Courocli-Robertson).

beauty, LGBT, mental health, personal, Uncategorized

Tattoo Talks: I’M TATTED (01×01: My Tattoos)

It's Tuesday, and here on Stories Can Make Us Fly, I'm bringing you my first of a seven part series of posts called 'Tattoo Talks'. This series will incorporate everything from keeping it cruelty free with tattoos and aftercare, the process, my artists experiences and much more. But, today, on this fine Tuesday afternoon, I'm… Continue reading Tattoo Talks: I’M TATTED (01×01: My Tattoos)

Foodie, literature, mental health, Uncategorized

Learning To Love The Girl In The Mirror – Helena Grace Donald (BLOG TOUR)

I first heard about ‘Learning To Love The Girl In The Mirror’ a while before I was approached about joining the blog tour. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it would be a book I was going to pick up as soon as I got my hands on it. I don’t know… Continue reading Learning To Love The Girl In The Mirror – Helena Grace Donald (BLOG TOUR)

mental health, Uncategorized

Nourish your feed, nourish your soul: #SockItToEatingDisorders

There is one phrase I live by when times are tough; "Nourish your soul." Primarily, I began to use this for bopo purposes, in the sense of 'nourish your body', without allowing it to be exclusive; because when the ED hits and thoughts are spiralling round, nourishing your body can seem like a toxic idea.… Continue reading Nourish your feed, nourish your soul: #SockItToEatingDisorders

Foodie, mental health

On Eating Disorder Awareness Week, be aware.

26th February marked the beginning of a very important week; Eating Disorder Awareness Week. If you don't do anything else this week, I ask just one thing of you: To be aware. Not everyone will be comfortable enough to share their stories. Not everyone will have the emotional energy- whether it's the ED that sucks… Continue reading On Eating Disorder Awareness Week, be aware.

creative writing, mental health, Uncategorized

Tick, tick (the unspoken)

Tick, tick- Two years since I knew something wasn't right, I knew- just not what. I thought I deserved it. Deserved what? What was wrong? Two years since I cried, I cried, I cried until my sadness, my hatred turned to sheer emptiness- a void (where a whole heart should have been). You were my… Continue reading Tick, tick (the unspoken)

mental health, politics, Uncategorized

The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)

Mental Health. An aspect of health slowly being spoken about more and more (thank goodness). We truly are getting somewhere with the stigma around mental health, but that seems to exclude many aspects of mental health. Although there still a huge stigma around them, people are gradually understanding depression, anxiety, even suicide, but there's one… Continue reading The harm of ‘diagnosing’ Trump (end the stigma around personality disorders)

disability, mental health, Uncategorized

Things I want to do more of in 2018

So. 2017 was a pretty rough year, come to think of it. I did in fact gain a lot and overcome some hurdles, but in the grand retrospect that is my life, many, many events totally changed my plans, future, and I found myself feeling very lost a lot of the time. A few days… Continue reading Things I want to do more of in 2018

mental health, Uncategorized

Self Affirmations for the New Year

A wonderfully huge hello to you and Happy New Year! How was your 2017? Quite frankly, mine wasn't great, but I did have some amazing opportunities (I didn't do a reflection post as I did that for my 19th birthday in just November- so not at all long ago). I want 2018 to be okay.… Continue reading Self Affirmations for the New Year