Archives for posts with tag: mental health

Watching Jana get her ear pierced. And then spending the evening opening up and chatting with her.

Spending the afternoon chatting. To Libby. To Andrew. To Adam.

James wanting to come over and hug me.

A morning message from James asking how I am. That was really appreciated.

A short self love yoga with lots of massaging of shoulders and feet. Plus some freestyle yoga afterwards.

Animals.

I don’t know if it’s the cooler weather or something else but I feel so much happier today. I love my outfit. I feel confident. I feel good.STORMS. I LOVE STORMS.My delicious coffee. I knew it would be okay today. And it was. And it was so yummy.

Sitting in the park instead of going straight back to the office. And watching the bird bathe in the dog bowl.

Deciding to have tomorrow off and make time for me.

A short chat with Jo whilst I waited for the work event. It’s good to have someone who understands and makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing.

A walk through Hampstead Heath with cute dogs and sunshine and a view of London.

Camden Arts Center. One if my favourite galleries in London. So calm and beautiful and never ever busy.

A nice message from Andrew.

A lunch with Lou. Chatting bisexuality and mental health. It feels really nice to have made a new friend. And to feel really justified in my feelings about bisexual dating.

Silly cardboard comedy in the basement of a pub.

A second date with James. I think I might quite like him.

Colouring in for craft hour

Walking for an hour to meet Jen. Under a lovely dusk sky, smiling and focusing on the positive things

A night with Jen. Big Japanese curry and some beer.

A cool little animation about masturbation.

Having the afternoon off to do final Period Party planning. I feel so much calmer having done it all. And my to do list is so much smaller.

Some flirty texting with Diarmuid.

The cup of tea. Feeling grown up and in control.

The sky between the building as the sun set. It was better than this photo. By about a million.

Meeting the Maya Centre and agreeing to volunteer for their art sessions to encourage body positivity. I feel *so* good about this. It brings together so many facets of my life and my skills and my passions. Vagina education, reclaiming your body, being proud of your genitals, fighting mental health, recovery from sexual assault, helping women, being part of the sisterhood, art and crafts and how they can help with healing, using my facilitator and trainer skills and doing more volunteering. This just feels so good. I’m so proud of me.

I can use the funding for Vagina stuff! Hurrah!

The Winter Crafts Wellbeing Hour. Lots of people came along and they really liked it!

An evening with Jonny. Eating dinner together. Watching shit TV. Eating too much.

New phone!

Making reindeer at work for the mental wellbeing winter crafts event.

The flurry of 10 messages. I really want this to mean something.

Going to the mental well-being champions meeting. Really buzzed afterwards.

He said he wants to see me

A brilliant feminist who wants to be a part of the vulva workshops!

Smiles in yoga. I really needed the yoga today.

Dinner. Eating all the right things. Come on guts, let’s do this.

Lots of OKC messages. Must be doing something a lot better this time.

Finishing the course and being a trained Mental Health First Aider. That feels good.

Quiet sunny lunch at home after some work in a different, prettier office

Feeling happier and chattier. Talking to Sarah and doing a bit of mental health championing.

Chatting and poppadoms with my cousin

I tried an Ofo bike. It was pretty exhilarating to cycle to work!


Went to the gym and did more than I’ve been doing. Followed by the sauna. Felt pretty smug about that.

Finally finished my application and then managed to smash out another one. Very smug about that.

A bit of crafting in the evening. Vagina Christmas cards and homemade envelopes.

Feeling stronger and better already. It’s working.

A quick wine and carbs with Jen. That was fun.

Sharing mental health issues with Leila. It was a nice break and it felt good to talk about.