Tag Archives: Coping

One thing at a time

There are days, sometimes weeks, when I feel fantastic. Then there are days, sometimes weeks and months when I feel pretty crappy. On the crappy days, my mantra becomes “one thing at a time”. When my depression was really bad, it was the only thing that got me out of bed. Continue reading

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I’m Not Mad

I’ve always struggled with going to sleep early, and I’ve got into a bad habit of staying up late recently. I know it’s partly because my most recent partner was a late night person and we would often not get to sleep until 1 or 2am. This doesn’t help my mental health, however, so I’m going to try and rectify this. As I write this, it is 1:09am, so perhaps I’ll start tomorrow. Continue reading

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Living life for myself: Selfishness at its best

I used to try and fit myself around my life. Now I fit my life around me. I have to look after myself and that requires some measure of selfishness. Continue reading

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Survivor, not Victim

TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of domestic violence Although I didn’t realise at the time, for years I had PTSD. When I was 19 I was in a domestic abuse relationship with a physically violent guy who tried his hardest to ruin … Continue reading

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The only way is Up!

I just wanted to do a quick mental health update. This New Year’s Eve I made a commitment to myself to see the positivity in my life. I think that I definitely have a tendency, as a transgender person and … Continue reading

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Nature Helps – Feeling Alive

Mindfulness is a funny word. It brings to mind 21st century hippies and wacky alternative lifestyles. But mindfulness is actually the simple act of being present in the moment. Imagine that you’re sitting standing in your front doorway. It’s a … Continue reading

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