Grocery Shopping with a disability

Do you find shopping hard? Overwhelming, painful or exhausting? This post shares energy saving strategies you could use to make shopping easier for you and your family Continue reading Grocery Shopping with a disability

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Helpful tips for exercising when depressed

During my low periods exercising, particularly in winter is exceptionally hard. If you are like me, my ideal exercise routine involves exercising inside where no one sees or hear me. Perhaps you are like me and you are experiencing back pain, or maybe another disability or added pressures of caring for another…lets be honest, exercising is hard.Unfortunately, lack of exercise places people with mental illness … Continue reading Helpful tips for exercising when depressed

I Should Be Better by Now…They Said

I should be better by now, that’s what they said. (Trigger Warning) An important part of a conversation I had yesterday with my psychologist. Me: They said I would be better now, they said that this would pass. That happier times would come. I’ve been living like this since I can remember. I’ve been in and out of hospital for years. Everyday I’m in so … Continue reading I Should Be Better by Now…They Said

Slow cookers – a game-changer for cooking with a disability

Cooking dinner has been a nightmare for me while managing my illness. When I arrive home from uni, all I want to do is put my feet up and relax. But far from being relaxed, in an attempt to prepare a nutritious meal I would find myself at 6pm hovering over a hot stove, sweat beading on my forehead, frantically stirring ingredients in the wok while worried about another pan boiling over, and running around removing forgotten ingredients from the pantry. Some nights I would find myself staring at the fridge unsure of what to make and too tired to problem solve effectively.

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Mental illness and the Weather – Coping with the changes

The weather is a common trigger for people with mental health difficulties. For some, summer can be really tough as it means wearing short sleeves, or overheating in long ones; it means more social activities, and longer days. For some, winter is really tough. I know my mental health is worse in winter; I feel trapped by the snow, the cold makes my scars hurt, … Continue reading Mental illness and the Weather – Coping with the changes

Tattoos: turning something I find ugly into something beautiful

Trigger warning: references to self-harm

Do you have any tattoos? If so, what meaning does the art have for you? People with BPD are often highly sensitive and empathetic, a raw nerve with no emotional skin. Tattoos are a visceral experience of having your physical skin transformed and strengthened with body art.

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