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Unpacking bipolar II

Yesterday something amazing happened. I made dinner and cleaned up. I played with my son, bathed him, put on his pyjamas, read him a book...

Benzodiazepine withdrawal

While I was in hospital, I kept a diary of my stay. Below are excerpts from two particularly poignant days. They were the first two days...

Unwelcome suicidal ideation

Trigger warning: suicide ideation I’m being admitted into hospital this morning for an intensive therapy program. Yesterday passed in a...

Mental health recovery

Today was a lazy Sunday on the beach. My feet in the sand, connected to the earth, breathing in salt and light, breathing out the...

A day of self-care

I have taken time off work and study to help while I’m working at rebuilding my mental wellness. Now more than ever, it’s important to...

A hard truth

I had a break through this week. I think I was starting to believe the highlights reel I have curated on here. The reality is that there...

Faith in humanity

After work this afternoon, I walked down to the local beach and took another walk. I love the experience of grounding through a barefoot...

Rituals and self-help books

I realised this week I haven’t been brushing my hair much recently 🤦🏼‍♀️ This is a real change to before the world ended, where I loved...

Parenting with PTSD

I have been actively trying to leave my phone in the bedroom more often and not take it out with me. I realise that in the absence of...

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