We're just back from a truly wonderful holiday on the Greek Island of Corfu. We had 2 weeks of sunshine & relaxation. It was heavenly. I can't say I didn't have my own ups and downs, but overall it was definitely one to remember, for all the right reasons. The beautiful sunsets were breathtaking Having… Continue reading The Cardwell’s in Corfu
My final DBT
Tomorrow will be the last of my 7 weeks of group DBT, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy. Unfortunately I've been ill for 3 of them but have managed to catch up with help from my new nurse. During that time I have also been told my psychiatrist has left. So since Christmas I have lost my CPN… Continue reading My final DBT
Some days it's easier to see strangers than anyone you know. Some days it's easier to hide away and lay low Some days it's easier to sleep right through the day Some days it's easier to fake it, until everything is ok Some days it's easier not to speak a word Some days it's easier… Continue reading Some days
Day by day!
Last night I was in torture Wondering when the thoughts would end My mind just wouldn't switch off And was driving me round the bend I felt so tired & frustrated All I could do was cry But then in public smile away I worked hard on that to try Laid in bed I couldn't… Continue reading Day by day!
Kirsty’s birthday tomorrow
It's Mental Health Awareness Week & tomorrow it's Kirsty's birthday. My best friend who so many of us lost that day when the world became too much, Losing Kirsty. Pick up the phone this week, ask someone if they are ok & mean it, tell someone you love them. Tomorrow it’s your birthday I so… Continue reading Kirsty’s birthday tomorrow
For someone who is "unstable" Stability can often scare Its feel like something might creep up And I won't have time to prepare So even when I'm feeling good I'm worried about falling down So this time I'm doing things differently Without the forward thinking frown I'm enjoying each day for what it is Counting… Continue reading Stability
Beginning to win
She had her heart broken, her soul unable to feel And yet with inner strength she found herself begin to heal She had good days and bad But each day she took new steps Building up the layers inside And adding to her depth Character building some may say But she just felt it cruel… Continue reading Beginning to win
I long to be normal whatever that is I want to fade into the background & disappear I hope to be well & not overthink I need to excel as a mum & not reach the brink I look to the meds & the docs & the books I want not to focus on how… Continue reading To be