Wilde Mode are an independent Vegan brand based in Dundee, Scotland. The company was founded in August 2018 and launched in January 2019. Deborah Breen (Debz), the founder of Wilde Mode began the journey after a struggle with her mental health. The company prides themselves on having a 100% carbon neutral footprint. The packaging company […]Read More What’s in the box?! – Wilde Mode Review
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is the lovely Teija, aka Chronically Loving Life. When I first started posting and taking part in the joyous dressing challenges, Teija was one of the first people interacting and commenting on my posts. I was immediately drawn to her, she was encouraging, supportive, kind and on […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Chronically Loving Life
Does anyone else feel silly doing these? Maybe it’s because it’s so new to me but it can be oddly confronting, telling yourself you deserve good things, that you can do the things you want to, get what you want out of life. But, I am going to try and keep it up. We forgot […]Read More Affirmations
I have suffered with depression, anxiety and ptsd for a long time. I try to be honest about my mental health but even when I wasn’t as forthcoming, I really enjoyed doing what I could to help other people with their struggles, whether it was just being a shoulder to cry on, buying their favourite […]Read More Doing an Instagram giveaway – mental health inspired.
Do I deserve good things? Some days I get mad that I would even need to consider this, of course I do, doesn’t everyone.. But in the cold light of day, and the heavy dark that the night brings with it, it’s much easier to believe that I don’t. To lean into, and even rely […]Read More Positive Affirmations
June is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. In the UK it is believed that 1 in 3 people will have experienced a traumatic event in their life. PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat […]Read More PTSD Awareness Month
Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all, or just Monday if it’s not a bank holiday for you, from me and the spot on my chin that won’t go away! I actually have several all on my chin at the moment but only one central and eye catching, thanks hormones! I typically hate pictures of […]Read More Monday Monday!
I wanted to go out somewhere nice with the dog, somewhere we would have to drive to so we could both be in nature and have fun exploring. The weather is certainly good for it, though me being me I’d have to lather on the factor 50 before we left. I woke up to my […]Read More Not the Sunday I was expecting.
So, I’ve had a shower for the first time since Sunday. Is that gross? Sure. Did I smell? Absolutely. Does knowing that change anything? No, depression doesn’t care, and you pretty much just feel worse cause you know you’re being gross. I brushed my teeth, put some undies and a face mask on (my skin […]Read More Showering is hard these days.
Feeling reflective and wanted to share some of the positivity and love I’m feeling today during some darker times. Three years ago today we got engaged. At this point in time we should have been married for about seven months, but as you know a global pandemic happened. We’re hoping the wedding goes ahead this […]Read More Three years ago..
I’ve had 7 sessions, and my scores have gone from 9/10 to 5. This might not sound like a lot but it is a huge difference in my day to day life. It’s changed how I think about my trauma, how I feel about it, how I deal with flashbacks and intrusive thoughts. It’s been […]Read More New diagnosis, acknowledging and asking for help with PTSD – part three.
Opening up was difficult after holding everything in for so long, but it was also freeing to finally tell someone. It was an emotional conversation, I cried, we cuddled together, and once I was done speaking we stayed that way for a while. I was physically and mentally drained, and I can’t imagine how it […]Read More New diagnosis, acknowledging and asking for help with PTSD – part two.
So for a long time I spent a lot of money on ‘fast fashion*’. I was buying new clothes pretty much all the time as I bought everything I owned in Primark, or, New Look if I was feeling fancy. I mean, I was young, I worked in a pub and I went out fairly […]Read More Looking for eco friendly fashion with a message, plus size edition.
Around fifteen years ago, I was on a night out with my friends. My drink was spiked, and I was sexually assaulted. I remember some parts of the evening but have lost large periods of time that I don’t know if I’ll ever remember entirely. The assault was reported to the police, and my mum […]Read More New diagnosis, acknowledging and asking for help with PTSD.
I don’t know if I am the only person that falls for this trap but I felt like talking about it so let me know if it happens to you too. Medication I’ve struggled with depression on and off since I was young and been on various doses of Citalopram over the years. I’ve had […]Read More The Black Dog.