Relapse

Relapse can happen at any time. It can be triggered by something, anything or nothing at all. In this case, it was the nothing that pushed me down the hill. It was the nothing that made me tired, and wake up feeling as if a large boulder is sat on my chest, making me unable…

Recovery Part 2: Lists and Being Far Too Tired.

Last month, I wrote a piece about my daily routine before I started a recent course of citalopram. I did say I would update on my progress in a weeks time, yet a week somehow turned to four and over month later here we are. 6 weeks in. Unfortunately I haven’t been taking the medication…

Recovery Part 1: A day in the life of an anxious depressive. 

Content Warning: depression, anti-depressants, suicidal thoughts, self harm. I recently started a course of citalopram, with diazepam when needed. It’s the first time I’ve been on antidepressants since I was younger, and had a very difficult time on fluoxetine. They make me anxious. However, after three weeks of being on them they are working really…

Crunchie and Rolo Rocky Road

I have been struggling for baking inspiration recently. I have recently moved to a new house and am still getting used to the oven, so I decided to think about baking that involves little actual baking. My family love Rocky Road, and I wanted to try and find a good ‘base’ recipe to alter and change for different occasions. I decided to wander around my local supermarket to see what goodies were on offer for inspiration, and that was how I came up with Crunchie and Rolo Rocky Road. You could add absolutely anything to this (as long as the mixture covers the extra ingredients)- I’m already planning to add fudge, white chocolate, popping candy, mini eggs, chocolate orange…. the list goes on! I also just used a basic chocolate to stay on budget, however you could choose to use a fancier chocolate if you wish!

Dublin: December 2016

Earlier in 2016 I received a text message from a good friend, stating that flights to Dublin were currently insanely cheap. Moments later a second message appeared, with a breakdown of costs for a hostel in the city centre for a group of us. A few clicks, a vague look at my diary, and 15…

Celebrate doing the small things you love!

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. My blog has been fairly stagnant over the last year, but I deemed this an important reason to kickstart my writing again. I have blogged on and off over the years about my own journey with my mental health and about larger initiatives such as World Suicide Prevention…