chronic illness · mental health · writings

feelings of inevitable overload; a vent

This post is purely just to vent - pay no heed to my words at the point, it is souly to get out what is building up inside my head and letting out steam/ thoughts/ ideas/ dreams/ pointless worries, just in attempt to self regulate so I don't end up in a freak out meltdown… Continue reading feelings of inevitable overload; a vent

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food therapy · recipes

beginning the day well; apple pie porridge with cinnamon & raisins

There are very few things I love more than breakfast, or to be fair, food in general. But porridge is just one of those wonderfully healing, creamy, soul restoring foods that warm you up in the deepest way - the best idea for a fresh spring morning that is slightly cooler when the sun's not… Continue reading beginning the day well; apple pie porridge with cinnamon & raisins

mental health · writings

a diary extract; exhaustion, overload and a buzzy brain

"I write this on a day where I have been so sick I have been unable to get out of bed, have been passing in and out of consciousness all day and have been overwhelmingly exhausted and very easily over-stimulated by everything I try to do. Even reading a page of my book lead my… Continue reading a diary extract; exhaustion, overload and a buzzy brain

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

food therapy · recipes

vegan banana pancakes for soothing the soul

Some days you just feel rubbish, exhausted after a weekend's sociabilities, your brain feels super wired and you just can't seem to motivate yourself to do much more than cuddle on the sofa with a duvet, hot water bottle, music to soothe your soul and your laptop to keep posting endless blogs on the internet… Continue reading vegan banana pancakes for soothing the soul

chronic illness · mental health

a day of beauty to warm the heart

When you live in such a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world, you cannot help but stop and be thankful for the blessings in your life, especially when you are surrounded by love and support. The sun is beginning to finally peak out her glorious head from beneath a long, dark winter and is shining… Continue reading a day of beauty to warm the heart

chronic illness · mental health · writings

notes on blindness; thoughts on chronic illness & shifting perspectives

Sometimes I forget how to cry, how to feel, how to resonate with the deep emotions and feelings of those around me. And yet sometimes there is such intensity swelling up in the pit of my stomach, like a endless cavern that can never be filled, all at once rising to the surface and threatening… Continue reading notes on blindness; thoughts on chronic illness & shifting perspectives

chronic illness · mental health

traits of a highly sensitive person

A highly sensitive person (or HSP) is an individual who feels as though they have an intense heightened awareness of subtle stimuli in their environment, often picking up and absorbing energy from their surroundings without even realising it, or feeling strong waves of sadness coming from a person with a false smile plastered across their… Continue reading traits of a highly sensitive person

chronic illness · mental health

life as a HSP, introversion and tips on learning to slow down

When you are managing symptoms such as chronic anxiety, fatigue and self regulation for emotional balance, learning to rest and be able to slow down is somewhat vital, and yet for some reason it seems to be incredibly difficult to implement. If this is added to the fact that you are a highly sensitive person,… Continue reading life as a HSP, introversion and tips on learning to slow down