I have wanted to write this post for such a long time but in all honesty I just never really knew where to start and I still kind of don’t but I know I need to start somewhere – so here it goes… Hi I’m Stephie and I am depressed and it took me a long time to admit it to myself.Read more
Trigger Warnings – weight, food, eating disorders.
I purchased Megan Crabbe’s book “Body Positivity Power” when it first came out and put it on the bookshelf in my bedroom until I had read some of the other books on my list. Recently I decided it was time to read it and begin the journey to celebrating bod positivity.Read more
When those of us are diagnosed with having a personality disorder, we often feel relieved that there is a reason to why they find life and situations within it difficult. Some use it as a scapegoat to blame their poor decisions on and some shut down because of it. However there are many positive traits that come with having a personality disorder and this is what I want to talk about today.Read more
A few months ago Ra-Ra’s school sent home a little story for us to read to help reinforce what they had been learning about positive mental health in children. It is called “Unique the Unicorn”; they wanted us to read it as a bedtime story and ask her what she thought made each family member special. I have included the story in case you wondered what it was.Read more
On Twitter recently there has been a surge in people talking about their borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how it has affected them. I really like following these people because they are so open and honest and in reality it makes me feel so less alone and not so isolated. Which is a HUGE thing for people like myself with BPD.Read more
Some of you may have noticed I have been quiet on the blog recently and that is because I have been fighting with incredibly low mental health for awhile now and that contributed to making what will be the biggest mistake of my life and nearly tore my whole world apart. In reality I have no one else to blame but myself.Read morE
I was having a conversation with Rachel the other day about being chronically ill from a young age and how it affects you as an adult. Most people may not realise that it can severely affect your personality and how you act around others but it really does. As well as my own experiences I have asked 3 other bloggers from different backgrounds what it has been like for them growing up chronically sick and how it has affected them as an adult. Read more
Nobody really talks about periods after being sterilised and I thought I can’t be alone in the fact it has changed so dramatically. Recently my period was over a week late, my breasts were incredibly sore, I had no appetite and to most women this would be a sign that they are pregnant. Even though after Button was born I got sterilised;it didn’t stop the irrational part of my brain thinking “oh my god what if the sterilisation didn’t work?”.
Today is “Time to Talk Day” instigated by the Time to Change Campaign. This day is to encourage us all to talk about our feelings and how our mental health maybe affecting us; we all have different levels regarding the things we struggle with and how we deal with them so it is nothing to be ashamed of. 1 in 4 of us have some form of mental health issues and the more we talk about it the better we should hopefully feel. It doesn’t have to be a health professional that you choose to talk too it could be a friend or a family member heck it doesn’t even have to be in person or someone you know in “real life” but talking out some of your worries or stresses may make you feel less alone or validated. Read more
Social media can be a wonderful thing but it can also have quite a negative effect on ourselves when we see such orchestrated perfection from others, everyone knows or I hope they know you shouldn’t take social media on face value. Whilst I do try to be honest on my social media platforms there are times where I don’t want to share my ugly snotty crying face when anxiety hits or when I am low, nor do I always want to share a photo of my kids being pains in the arse which like all kids can be they frequently are – mainly for me the little oiks. My life isn’t all smiles and cute cuddles and from scratch home cooked meals but why don’t I post the “real life” shiz? Read more