Bloom’s recommended: Holidays: Enjoying or Surviving — Brown Sugar & Sazon

Hey guys! Quick check in before the end of the decade.. I can’t believe how fast the end of this year snuck up on ius. It’s odd because I feel like this was the LONGEST year of my life ya’ll!! So much loss and depression, but ya girl made it through! I know it’s been […] [...]

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 [...]

The Mirror Before Me Now

Dear Blooms, I guess you could say this piece follows on from my last post. However, rather than focusing on my personal journey with anorexia, I wanted to talk about my body image now that I am in remission from anorexia; because it's complex and something which I don't see being discussed very often. DISCLAIMER: [...]