Pausing in the woods

Last night my mind was restless, I couldn't decide what I wanted to do on my day off today. I have an eating disorder and have problems with excessive exercise. I felt trapped by the desire to just get out and pound the streets, but with that the depression of the feelings which go with …

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The power of a factory reset

Yesterday was a horrible day, everything felt like it had fallen into piles of tiny pieces. It took a long time to calm myself. When something distressing happens I can often hold it for some time, running it over and over on repeat, the painful feelings conducting my behaviors, like an errant orchestra. In a …

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Mindful photography

Before I had my most recent period of being acutely unwell from the results of having an eating disorder I had started studying for an online course. I'd had to extend my deadlines a number of times due to my health. It was distressing me that I still hadn't completed it, so as part of …

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Photos from a psychiatric hospital

I've spent the last 3 weeks in an acute psychiatric hospital, I don't feel like writing about the last few months at the moment, but thought I'd post my photos from my time there. I didn't ask for my camera until the last week of being there and taking photos helped me to distract my …

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