These days I seem to have regressed a little back to ruminating and those around me I think find that hard to acknowledge. I worked so hard at finding coping strategies to stop myself and distract myself and at the moment those things are just not possible and it feels as those some of those… Continue reading Ruminating again… and again… and ….. again!
This is me 🌈 You may have noticed I’ve taken a break from blogging, it hasn’t been intentional. I love to blog and I know how much it helps me and others when I share how I’ve been feeling. However, the main purpose of my blogging has always been for therapy, for my own escapism… Continue reading Mental health Awareness Week
So back in April I wrote this little blog I wouldn't have believed what else was to come. Yesterday I was told that our region was the highest year of year sales growth with 2300%. Its not just me, it's the incredible team of people I have around me. They are amazing. Some joined our… Continue reading Starting my own business was the best thing I ever did… & you can too
So I haven't done a blog like this for a while, but I want to remain open about my condition and the challenges I face. I also want people to know there's hope and that it's possibly to have a good active life. According to Mind website, "Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality… Continue reading What is EUPD (Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder)?
Saturday I had my hair cut and was feeling pretty much OK. I was so looking forward to my therapy today and coming out feeling revitalised and focussed. Well I'm not feeling as I had hoped! Over the last 6 weeks I've longed for the moment that I headed back into that room to start… Continue reading Back in therapy… and it’s self care tonight. I’m feeling delicate… I can admit when I’m struggling
I can't help but share all the products I had to pack... and let you know how I got on with them in Corfu. It helps that I get all of them for free and they're cruelty free but let's have a look. My bathroom side looks like a body shop advert So first up… Continue reading My body shop summer must haves! Part 1!
Last year, my daughter Millie, aged 10 at the time, wrote to Theresa May having done topic work at school on plastics in the ocean. She'd recently been voted into pupil parliament and was hoping for a few leadership tips from the current prime minister. When she received a reply from Downing Street she was… Continue reading Purposeful plastics petition 🌈🌈🌈
As I consider another aspect of my DBT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, the light bulbs are pinging everywhere. For a long time now, I've walked around with a bit of a chip on my shoulder. I've felt hard-done by and that the kids are hard done by due to not having as many people close to… Continue reading Radical acceptance in DBT
Hope Virgo, Author and Mental Health Campaigner You can find Hope @hopevirgo, @hopevirgo1, firstname.lastname@example.org Mental Health services across the country are stretched, I know that as much as the next person, but the problem is there is not enough action being taken to tackle this. We are spending far too long talking about the issue… Continue reading Let’s stop turning people away from eating disorder treatment for not being an “acceptable” BMI – Guest Blog
In a lot of cases, recovery from mental illness is possible. With the help of anti-depressants, counselling, therapy and self-care, things can turn around. However, I don’t think that anyone who experiences mental illness comes out of it the same. Sometimes, this is hard to take. Individuals feel unsure of themselves because everything they… Continue reading The Long-term Effects of Mental Illness – Guest Blog by Ruth Anderson