anxiety, blogging, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, illness, mental health, mind, Personality Disorder, published, self harm, Uncategorized, writer

From my toes to my nose – the highs and lows of BPD

The scariest thing about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), is how quickly it can change, in days, hours or even minutes. I can and do spot trends. After a build up of extreme highs, comes the lows. Often the higher the high, the lower the low and I'm told regularly that until I receive the tools… Continue reading From my toes to my nose – the highs and lows of BPD

Bereavement, Borderline Personality Disorder, illness, mental health, mind, self harm, Uncategorized

Too severe or not severe enough – my mental health illness

I can't get bereavement counselling because my mental health illness is too severe I can't have CBT because my mental health illness is too severe I can't go on sertraline, my mental health illness is too severe I need to have time off work because my mental health illness is too severe I need to… Continue reading Too severe or not severe enough – my mental health illness

Bereavement, blogging, blogging tips, Borderline Personality Disorder, drama, illness, mental health, mind, published, self harm, Uncategorized, writer

The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want

Recently I wasn't shortlisted for an award, that I didn't even expect to be nominated for. It left me wondering if other people with Borderline Personality Disorder and anxiety avoided opportunities due to their fear of rejection, particularly in the employment sector. On Facebook & Twitter I appealed for volunteers to answer a survey. I'm… Continue reading The heartbreak of trying & failing – why mental health prevents us from having the job we want

blogging, blogging tips, illness, mental health, mind, published, Uncategorized, writer

Interview with Eleanor Segall

Eleanor Segall is one of the busiest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. She's an incredible writer, blogger and also amongst other things a mentor. I've found her incredibly passionate, supportive and constructive as I begin the early stages of my career. As someone I admire and look up to who had battled… Continue reading Interview with Eleanor Segall

Bereavement, blogging, Borderline Personality Disorder, cancer, illness, mental health, mind, parenting, published, Uncategorized, writer

Grieving children and how to share the truth

When I was a child I remember my first experience of death was a goldfish. I didn't really understand the concept, it didn't seem real, one minute it was there, the next it wasn't. I hadn't grasped that the fish was no longer breathing or living and I think we just got a new one.… Continue reading Grieving children and how to share the truth

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Jumping out of a plane you say…

So for a while I've been thinking about taking the plunge... literally and finally I've booked it. On 15th December this year, I'm going to jump out of a plane (hopefully with someone attached to me wearing a parachute). This is something I always said I would never do, due to "what if" ... but… Continue reading Jumping out of a plane you say…

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Cornwall camping Pod

So believe it or not, at 35 years old, I have never visited the Cornwall coast or anywhere in that region. We're off their for a few days during the summer and I'm looking for tips & ideas on where to go and what to do & see. We haven't camped for many years and… Continue reading Cornwall camping Pod