• Saved Draft

    My surf angels andThe  mental health collective Have stupendous work to do To help change This worldAnd put it back on track Only the blind can seeAnd only the deaf can hearOnly the dead can touchSo there’s nothing left to fear So much to doBut times unknownSo don’t  be thrown By this anomaly  It’s just another paradoxFrom the land of the free It’s another lie To conform usDon’t you see?   

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  • Shoulders are to Blame

    Shoulders are to BlameThe problems I have are all in my head I'm told and up until now that's what I have believed. My brain focusses on the negatives, the self criticism and unhelpful behaviours. But why cant I use it to see the silver linings like I do for others?Or maybe there's another partner in crime? My shoulders. The ones not only carrying the weight of the world, the devil and angel and the ...

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    hope,
    change,
    aspirations,
    new me
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  • Tidal Wave

    Tidal wave There's a burning ideologyThat's hard to competeIt's trying to deplete The lost and wildIt's a conspiracy from the elite We need airWe need light We need to fight For this plight Resolution for the massesThis situation's vacantNo need to turn the other cheekThe cheats can't winWe fight from within We need careWe have the right We need to ...

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  • Poem for a bright future

    What do we need to changeTo keep us living well?Not our northern climateOr the Pentland Firth’s swell And not my yearly voyage to StromnessOr drinks at the Edinburgh festivalI know they’re beneficial to my healthNot unnecessary rituals As is solidarityWith one anotherStanding up for the minoritySisters and brothers! Tapping into the good thingsWe have here in the presentAccepting the diversity life bringsNot looking for things to resent What keeps me thrivingIs our amazing earthIn spite of all my strivingIt’s ...

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    nature,
    change,
    peace,
    tolerance,
    creative competition
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  • Would you change it if you could?

    See these documentaries about mental health problems and at the end they ask the person if they could magically get rid of it would they get rid of it or not and they go 'mmm...no' it makes me want to slap the screen! Unless you get the creative genius part of mania there is literally no reason to want to stay ill and who the fuck wants this as part of their identity? It might ...

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    angry
  • The 3 C's of Eating Disorder Recovery

    The 3C's of Eating Disorder Recovery No-one ever chooses to have an eating disorder; however, there are choices still available to you. For me, recovery is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your eating disorder. The first stage of this empowerment involves separating your voice from the voice of Ed. Many of you will experience this via the internal argument that goes on between your voice and the voice of Ed. The internal dialogue between ...

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    mental health,
    recovery,
    eating disorder,
    change
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