Author Archives: Natalie

#amrecovering: f is for fuel

There’s a lot of gumpf on the interwebs about what foods we should and should be eating, but we all know that a balanced diet is what we need – everything in moderation and a bit of what you fancy … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: e is for ease

I saw this saying in a bullet journal spread by @bossgirlbujo ages ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since. It’s not about avoiding difficult situations, or not challenging myself, or not confronting things that need to be confronted; it’s … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: d is for distraction

Distraction is one of those things that often appears in lists on how to reduce anxiety, but allowing oneself to be distracted always seemed a bit absent-minded to me, but I’m actually finding that it’s the opposite. It’s being present-minded, … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: c is for compassion

Back in February, when I was in hospital, I attended a workshop on compassion. We explored what it is and what a compassionate person might be like. At the end of the workshop, the psychologists told us to try applying … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: b is for boundaries

Over the course of my recovery, I’ve found boundaries more important than ever. I’ve learned to say no to things I don’t feel up to doing. For example, when I was just out of hospital a friend popped by with … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: a is for agency

I’d never really considered the need for agency (or even what agency was) until I started attending workshops at the Recovery College. I guess I’ve always trusted the medical profession to make me better – whatever my illness. But it … Continue reading

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#amrecovering: be still

I bought this mug in April, about two months after I left hospital. It reminded me of something I felt God had said to me while I was in hospital: Be still and know that I am God (Ps 46:10). … Continue reading

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Long Story Short …

I’m back … again. It’s been a heck of a year. Long story short: I’ve had severe depression and anxiety and at the start of this year, I spent nearly six weeks in hospital because of it. I’m a lot … Continue reading

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#52librarybooks: Are You Watching Me?

I should have written this review a couple of weeks ago when I finished the book, but I got sidetracked by zombies again. Anyhoo … Are You Watching Me? by Sinéad Crowley was Book 6 of my 52 Library Books … Continue reading

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#52LibraryBooks: The Day of the Triffids

Book 5: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham I think this story might have been where it started: my love of all tales apocalyptic. As a kid, I remember watching both the 1962 movie (Not in 1962 I hasten … Continue reading

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