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 [...]

Mental Health, w/ a Side of Mince Pies

Hello Blooms, Thank you for the positive feedback on the previous post titled, Stripped Bare. It was difficult to eloquently express my experiences, memories and feelings regarding the subject matter, and I'm ever so pleased that it was well received. Within that post I mentioned how I truly enjoyed the collaborative piece on Women's Mental [...]

Stripped bare

Hello Blooms, First and foremost I just want to thank you all for the positive feedback we received on the previous post. It was the first collaborative submission piece (multiple contributors), and it was awesome being able to use this blog as a way to express both my own experiences, alongisde those of others. Being [...]

The Mighty F! Living w/ Fibromyalgia: Part 2

Hello lovelies! 🌱 If you haven't already read part one, I advise you to do so if you want a greater insight into fibromyalgia - however, this post is dedicated to discussing flourishing within the bounds of the condition, whilst breaking barriers which previously seemed unbeatable. Nevertheless I am as thankful as always for the [...]

The Mighty F! Living w/ Fibromyalgia: Part 1

Fibromyalgia noun a rheumatic condition characterised by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localised tenderness at specific points on the body. In 2013 I developed the condition fibromyalgia, which affects the nervous system - causing heightened sensitivity to environmental and biological stressors. It took until 2014 to get a diagnosis, and it was far [...]