When it all gets a bit much

CW: infertility Hello Blooms, It's a f*cking weird time to be alive huh? THE END No I'm only pulling your leg - however this pretty much sums up the alternate reality we seem to be existing in; almost like we're floating in space, waiting to wake up from this bloody nightmare. I'm having a bit [...]

Blooms recommended: The Worst Day of My Life — Brown Sugar & Sazon

CW: child loss Hi Blooms, In today's recommended post I wish to share another post by Brown Sugar & Sazon (Asya). In this post she has such palpable resilience and strength, sharing a painful and traumatic event which occurred, the loss of her unborn child. As someone who has never endured this pain, I can [...]

Journaling and Riding the Depression Wave (w/ exercises)

Hello Blooms! Long(ish) time no speak! If you have been following me on Instagram you may have seen me allude to having experienced some issues in my personal life - however, I'm pleased to announce that I am back; upon sensing the depression wave coming to an end. This depression flare required me to take [...]

Today’s recommendation – How to help someone with a mental illness – The Do’s and Don’t’s (Heather’s Perspective)

Hello Blooms, In today's 'Bloom recommended' we have a brilliant piece by a fellow blogger by the name of Heather. Her down-to-earth analysis of the way people typically responds to those with mental illness is paralleled with ways to support people who are suffering from it. This is fuelled from personal insight, and in it's [...]

Bloom’s recommended – Emotional Scars: The Legacy Of Adverse Childhood Experiences

CW: mentions of childhood trauma A fabulous analysis of childhood trauma and the lasting effect it has on emotional navigation in adulthood. I would definitely recommend reading this insightful and well-written piece. All children are born very needy and dependent. They simply cannot survive without a responsible adult providing the necessary care. Besides basic needs [...]