• Star Check

    Today's an ending. The last of my Write to Recovery sessions. And while it may seem final, I want to remind myself that although the sessions may have ended I shouldn't stop with the things that I have learnt, experienced or morph into the person I am becoming.In here I've been able to take off my mask and bare all to my fellow writers. I might have to readorn my mask in the outside world ...

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    Tags:
    taking control,
    self-knowledge,
    recovery journey,
    self help
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  • My promise to myself

    I will stop letting myself, or anyone else hold me back from being who I want to be, or doing what I want to do.I set the limits, I position the glass ceiling, nobody else. I will stop living in fear of judgement, failure, emotional or psychological breakdown. What’s done is done and I no longer need to carry that story with me any longer.I cannot forget it, and that’s absolutely fine. But I no longer need ...

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    Tags:
    taking control,
    resilience,
    recovery
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  • Minds Of Gold

    I am writing to gain control of my thoughts and emotions. Away from the smouldering adversity that flares up against me. Spiritual life tested with the barbs of mental illness to procure the product of mental health and well being. The purified gold of a healthy mind. That is writing for recovery to me. Based on a true desire to find peace or to find it at last. Reflecting, I say to myself...... “Never let ...

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    Tags:
    taking control,
    insight,
    happiness,
    sprituality,
    good practice
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  • Notes To Myself On Living

    The same fundamental chord of experience which causes me to experience mental illness over and over again is not something I can change. I can be very well but I still have it playing under my skin. I can refine my habits and change my lifestyle but it will not stay quiet. I can find work and find love but it will not stop influencing my experiences with its abstract tones. I can pray to ...

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    Tags:
    self-help,
    coping strategies,
    taking control
  • Challenging my disordered thoughts

    I never realized how deeply involved I was in my eating disorder until I started recovery. It was a very harsh realization to accept I was no longer in control of it and that what I was doing was actually causing me serious physical harm. Accepting the problem was real was the first practical step towards recovery. I began to challenge my thoughts and try identify if they were as a result of disordered thinking ...

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    Tags:
    acceptance,
    reflection,
    taking control,
    eating disorder,
    anorexia
  • My poem saved my life :)

    Last week, the upsetting news of well known actors death shocked millions. It has brought about awareness on how depression can be hidden behind even the happiest of smiles. I am one of those people who hid behind her smile for many years and I would love to share my story with you. I am the girl next door. The girl that smiles as you pass her by in the street. The best friend who ...

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    depression,
    mental health,
    support,
    taking control,
    self-help
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  • Bob Offers A Reflection On His Chequered Existence

    Bob Offers A Reflection On His Chequered Existence I was born with a sensitive , impressionable , weak nature easily influenced by the force of words going into me and by the words coming out of me . There were many words worth hearing , as well ,words that caused me to be inspired filtered through the prism of my illness going in and coming out of it like the sea. I would learn about ...

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    Tags:
    smile,
    taking control,
    spiritual emergence