Tips from a cluttered mind

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Disclaimer: if minimalist living is your jam then turn back now. The only thing I do minimally is exercise. No judgement if minimalism is your lifestyle choice, it’s just not mine x

In my last post I talked about removing the guilt from the things that I do to make my life easier. In this post I want to talk about exactly what those things are. My days are by no means smooth sailing and my house will never be a show home but doing the simple things, and giving myself room to make mistakes, make my days easier. read more

Shame, Guilt and Housework

Long time, no write. I considered letting this space go recently. My hosting came up for renewal and I wasn’t sure I could justify the cost anymore. It’s been a while since I had even looked at my blog, let alone written anything on it. I just couldn’t quite let it go though. This space opened up a lot of conversations over the years. It allowed me to *meet* a great range of people. read more

The battles we fight

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I am the parent of a child with inattentive adhd, who is also gifted. Not in the sense of all children have gifts but academically gifted. These two diagnoses each provide their own set of challenges.  I have learnt that I need to choose my battles carefully. I have learnt that not every hill is worth dying on. I have to weigh up the emotional costs to both of us and whether those fights are worth it in the long run. read more

The addiction of self harm

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**The following post discusses self harm. Please ensure you are in a safe space mentally before continuing. If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm, please seek medical advice**

Recently I was talking to a friend about self harm and the drive behind the compulsion. Most of us wouldn’t think that turning to something destructive would be helpful. Yet even harmful behaviours provided relief at one point, or our brain wouldn’t continue to seek this behaviours as comfort. read more