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How to create a Ta-Da Journal

Bullet Journals seem to be all the rage at the moment. Or at least in my news feed.  I looked into them because I am a lover of lists.  Plus any excuse to buy a new notebook is good in my opinion.  However Bullet Journals didn’t seem to be my style.  One of the things that I have learned over the last few years is that recovery is about creating and filling a toolbox.  There isn’t just one way to get well.  Sometimes it is about taking bits and pieces from different therapies to fill your toolbox.  Sometimes it is about creating your own techniques that work with your life.  That is where Ta-Da Journalling comes in! read more

A post about nothing


Do you ever have the itches in your fingers to just write something, anything?  The feeling that there are words just bursting under the surface but they don’t seem to want to come together.  I worry that if I open the floodgates that it will result in a jumbled mess.Writing has always been a kind of therapy for me.  I have journals filled with scribbles, an emptying of my mind.  However the last 12 months there has been some kind of block there.  I don’t know if it’s anxiety that is stopping me or if it’s a lack of motivation.  I don’t know if I am scared to write or too tired to make the effort. read more

When fear is greater than sadness

fear and sadness quote

I’m not OK.  I have been telling people that I am fine.  That it is just the same shit on a different day.  I don’t know if that is true or if my mind is playing tricks on me.  I don’t know if I am catastrophising but I look around and maybe I’m not.Depression has been kicking my but for a while.  I have been feeling the all encompassing fog for months, years.  I have been kidding myself, saying that I was getting better.  I just needed to try more, I needed to do more.  If I just did x then I would get y.  I said I was making progress when I was treading water. I’ve been afraid. read more

A glimpse into our world

Welcome to The Lounge! Grab a drink, settle in and get ready to share a story.  This week the theme is freestylin’ so it’s up to you what you link up!  Remember to comment on other posts, and share the comment love.  This week I am doing a bit of a mish mash of what has been going on in our life at the moment. read more