Assessing Your Sleep Quality and Patterns

Sleep Quality Checklist Why assess your sleep? Through assessing your sleep patterns you may identify factors that are influencing the quality and quantity of sleep. You can also try using strategies and see how this helps your sleep patterns. In doing so you identify which is the most helpful strategy for you.

Grocery Shopping with a disability

Do you find shopping hard? Overwhelming, painful or exhausting? This post shares energy saving strategies you could use to make shopping easier for you and your family

Are you fit to practice?

Fitness to Practice as a studentFrom Ozias 🐧 Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important toContinue reading “Are you fit to practice?”

Anatomy of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group session

Currently I’m attending a 20-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group class. I’ll be blogging about my experiences and what I learn.

Discharged now what

It has been nearly two weeks since I have been discharged. Going into hospital is often the place of respite for me. Its like I am a train that is about to break through the boom gates and fly off the tracks, but just in time my psychiatrist, AKA “my fat controller” changes the tracks.Continue reading “Discharged now what”

I Should Be Better by Now…They Said

I should be better by now, that’s what they said. (Trigger Warning) An important part of a conversation I had yesterday with my psychologist. Me: They said I would be better now, they said that this would pass. That happier times would come. I’ve been living like this since I can remember. I’ve been inContinue reading “I Should Be Better by Now…They Said”

Looking after your mental and physical health

When we think of physical and mental health, we often jump to the more serious end of the spectrum, diabetes, Cardiovascular disease etc, and overlook the impact even a minor illness can have.

How to be friends with a borderline

Today on my newsfeed was an image about International Friendship Day. Only several hours before I had been writing a letter to a friend explaining how they had hurt me. A letter that was written for therapeutic reasons, rather than the intention of sending it. After seeing this message regarding International Friendship Day I brokeContinue reading “How to be friends with a borderline”

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