chronic illness · creativity · mental health

going back to work, craft markets, & the inevitable post-excitement crash that follows

It's been an interesting week, pretty full on, requiring a LOT of my energy channelled into projects, going back to work (in fact, starting a new job), prepping like a crazy person for my first craft market (booyaah!) and have spent the last three days solid working lots and being around very socially stimulating environments.… Continue reading going back to work, craft markets, & the inevitable post-excitement crash that follows

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chronic illness · creativity · mental health

tips on self-regulation & finding your safe space when out in the world

When you face daily battles of anxiety, especially when it comes to social anxiety and being at risk of overload in a busy place, it feels so much easier just to stay at home, where you know where everything is and no one will come and invade your personal, quiet, calming space. However, this doesn't… Continue reading tips on self-regulation & finding your safe space when out in the world

creativity · mental health

art for therapy – beach combed jam jars

Had a truly wonderful time the other morning, there is a lovely little creative hub open for creative art workshops that I have just been introduced to, the sun was pouring in the window, the fresh spring breeze drifting through the open door, passers by swinging a quick hello as they wandered upon their errands.… Continue reading art for therapy – beach combed jam jars

chronic illness · creativity · mental health · writings

writing as a means of connection and coping with chronic illness

Writing has this truly wonderful way of allowing your inner most feelings to be revealed and expressed through language that sometimes we might not otherwise know how to put into spoken words. Sometimes, feelings can be too painful and overwhelming to attempt to speak out into the air, and writing them down, allowing the emotion… Continue reading writing as a means of connection and coping with chronic illness