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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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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Self Harm and me

Today I was having a conversation with someone about children and mental health difficulties. In the conversation it came up that they wondered if self harm was an attention seeking activity. It's possible I misunderstood what they mean't, or didn't quite process what they were saying correctly, so this post isn't an attack on what …

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Work place organisation and coping strategies

Not the most snappy title, but as work fills such a large part of our time it's quite important to have a work/life balance, something I frequently struggle with. I find it hard to keep organised in work and to take in instructions at times. I also struggle if I am interrupted mid way through …

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