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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Our Voice: Pieces from Inspirational Women About Mental Health

Introduction Dear readers, I am thrilled to have the, albeit - small platform, to write about personal experiences, or produce supportive or relatable content regarding specific topics. However, in this post I am handing over the microphone to the wonderful female warriors who have contributed a piece of writing regarding mental health from a female's [...]

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 [...]