Monthly Archives: February 2015

Speaking from experience.

I think it’s safe to say I have been pretty open in my blog entries and some of you may perhaps say ‘a little too open’. I don’t think I could ever be too open. Mental health sadly remains a … Continue reading

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Broken by my dream job, broken by my dreams….

This morning I had to literally claw my way out of bed. I just did not want to face the world after the terrible and random dreams I had. Thankfully I had a reason to get out of bed because … Continue reading

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Another brick in the wall.

I was listening to BBC Radio Manchester on the way to a job yesterday and Pink Floyd’s classic ‘brick in the wall’ was seeping out. Part of the lyrics ‘…leave those kids alone’ immediately sent my thoughts to all those … Continue reading

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So, how are you in yourself….?

Hmmmm, how many of you have heard this said to you? How many have you said it to? How many of us trying to struggle through a mental illness have been told “chin up, it will be ok in a … Continue reading

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Just moments in time.

This morning I’m in my van driving to one of my decorating jobs when I actually noticed I was happily singing away to the tunes. I suddenly realised I was happy to be going to work for the first time … Continue reading

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Fight for a life, your life.

Another very difficult symptom of PTSD to deal with is avoidance. It is natural to want to avoid anything, any place, or anyone which could trigger a flashback, memory, emotion, smell, sound and many more associated with the traumatic event … Continue reading

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Pushing through my comfort zone.

So I have been offline for a couple of days because I decided it was time to reboot my system. I spent the weekend nervously contemplating my decision to go out on my own work wise. I had decided to … Continue reading

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