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I’ve actually had A LOT of really good hugs, let me tell you. Whenever Alun hugs me, it’s like he’s peicing all my brokenness back together. It truly is. His hugs make me feel like I’ve arrived home from a long journey. I love my husband soooo much. I am legit obsessed with that Welshman.Continue reading “The best hug I’ve ever had”
The thing with being discharged from a PSYCHIATRIC WARD is that people without mental illness think it means you’re “all better” again when in reality, you’re FAR from it. I feel like I’ve been yeeted back into a dark, roaring ocean and I’m back to fighting for my life. Kicking hard with my legs toContinue reading “I’m cured! JKS. I’m still very unwell”
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional marriage therapist, I’m actually really stupid. I’m also on my 2nd marriage so everything I write today should probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Ultimately I just want to share what I know with you because it’s worked for me. Please don’t sue me. Lol. For now, IContinue reading “Marriage tips from JD”
It’s been 2 weeks since I was first admitted to the Psychiatric Ward here at Hollywood Clinic. I can’t believe it’s been so long, it only feels like a few days. I’ve learnt a lot in group therapy about calming myself down when I feel distressed, about “radical acceptance” of things I can’t change andContinue reading “Learning and growing”
One of the first things they tell you when they admit you into a Psychiatric ward is “Don’t get close to the other patients/don’t take on their problems/don’t try to fix them”…basically keep to yourself. While I understand that it’s important – especially in a Psych ward of all places – to focus on yourselfContinue reading “Walking in the Forest with Cam”
My dear friend “Aurelia” rang last night. I love her sooo much and hearing her lovely French accent on the end of the phone brought me so much comfort. I don’t know if Aurelia has any idea how cute she is or how much she blesses me with her friendship. Anyway. We were talking aboutContinue reading “Apologies”
Because I’ve recently – suddenly and unexpectedly – lost my Dad, every thought is on him. So, for today’s #bloganuary, I would love to go on a road trip across Australia with my Dad. I can picture it now, nothing but the wide road in front of us, Dad in the driver’s seat, me inContinue reading “A road trip I’d love to go on”
As a Bloganuary prompt, this one really struck me. I’m writing this post as a wisenend 44-year-old and thinking back to when I was a teenager brings a lot of bittersweet memories. I was so uncomfortable in my skin. I was the only person with dark skin in my family – the literal black sheepContinue reading “What advice would I give my teenage self?”
This time, for reasons unknown to me, I’ve been admitted to the older part of the hospital. No fancy new rooms or blinds, carpet, bathrooms or gadgets. This part of the hospital feels like it hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years. JD be grateful. Okay so everything is old, dark and definitely inContinue reading “Back to the Psych ward…attempt 2”
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