Eating and me, an eating disorder on the spectrum

As I sit here in my now too big pajamas, with every part of me aching and drinking black coffee (despite my love of tea) it seems like perhaps rather the right time to write this blog. It's been the elephant in the room for some time, the thing I couldn't write about, something I …

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Parenting and me, part 1 – the early years as a parent on the spectrum

I became a parent to a beautiful daughter at the age of 20. In the grand scheme of things these days this isn't that 'young' an age to first become a parent. To me it was though, emotionally immature and struggling in life I hadn't moved much forwards from the mental age of 16. I've …

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Finding shelter from the storm, emotional dis-regulation and me

Emotional dis-regulation, it's hardly a snazzy blog title is it? I didn't really know what it was until it was described to me last year. I recognised that at times I get overwhelmed, but never had a name for it. Often I respond to feelings without really knowing what is going on, I find it …

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A sense of self -day 18 #30dayswild

I often discredit myself for what I've achieved and resolutely fail to take pride or credit in most things which I do. When you've hit rock bottom it seems important to try and remember who you were, what that looked like and also to take comfort in places which you find familiar. For some this …

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The expected and the unexpected – #30dayswild day 5

The weather had predicted a dry start to the day but as I opened my curtains I could already hear the rain pelting down outside. Most people would jump on a bus or in a car in this sort of weather. Not me though, I don't drive - I've never learnt to drive, I find …

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Litter picking – walk and talk, day3 #30dayswild

Every month I meet up with a small group of volunteers to litter pick in Stoke Park Estate in Bristol. We've been litter picking in the estate for 3 years now and each year litter seems to be reducing. When we first started doing it there was lots of historic litter which had been there …

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