Hello internet! I don’t really have an agenda for this post. I just feel like having a bit of word spew, so here we are. It’s been a while, but I’ve survived the end-of-semester-panic so now seems as good a time as any to brush off the dust on this bloggy space and get back … Continue reading Small victories
Everything in moderation and nothing to excess … including moderation
This is a bit of a continuation from my last post (pick your poison) where I basically just dumped all my thoughts about addiction into a word document and tried to make sense of them all a bit. I have had a fair few battles with addictions and turns out I have a fair few … Continue reading Everything in moderation and nothing to excess … including moderation
Pick your poison
We all have habits, they are the things that give form to our way of life, cues that tell us what to think and what to do. That’s why we say we are “creatures of habit”, we rely on them to create routine in our lives, to keep everything in balance. So then what about … Continue reading Pick your poison
Period cramps, painful sex, and other unmentionable taboo topics
DISCLAIMER: Once again I would just like to make it clear that I am not a medical professional and this piece is written purely from my own experiences so far. For anyone looking for more help and support on these issues I will link a really good website at the bottom of the page. Also, … Continue reading Period cramps, painful sex, and other unmentionable taboo topics
As I have spilled my guts and shared all the gritty details of my shitty experience of hitting rock bottom... I’m tentatively excited to get into the good stuff. The delicate and tough but incredibly rewarding battle of recovery. Unsurprisingly I have found this to be just as full of misconceptions, lack of information and … Continue reading Recovery
Life lessons from my favourite witches
One of my favourite memories of my childhood is being read to by my Mother while cuddled up in bed each night. Anyone who knows our family will know the magical collection of books my Mum has acquired over her life. I cannot claim to have picked up her love of reading quite as much … Continue reading Life lessons from my favourite witches
Sharing your pain
I’m about to get very real and talk unashamedly about suicide. But first, it’s really important to me that anyone who reads this understands that I am in a much better place now and I am only talking about it today because I believe that it needs to be talked about. A good friend of … Continue reading Sharing your pain
A diagnosis is just a label. A label is just a stereotype. A stereotype isn’t you.
DISCLAIMER: I am no professional. Just a curious and passionate young mind trying to make sense of things just like the rest of us. I’ve done a fair amount of research to write this piece but much like the point I am trying to make here - I don’t have the answers. This is just … Continue reading A diagnosis is just a label. A label is just a stereotype. A stereotype isn’t you.
What happens when you “Just Keep Swimming”
It's funny, I've had to tell my story to countless health professionals over the past couple of weeks and yet every time I get asked "So what's been going on?" I get so overwhelmed and I have no idea where to start. I could start in 2004 when my aunty Col lost her battle with … Continue reading What happens when you “Just Keep Swimming”