Category Archives: recovering out loud

Planning Out Loud: January 2018 Part I

It’s a new year, so it must be time for a new planner! Mine is an A5 dot grid Leuchtturm 1917 in my favourite colour: turquouise. Every time I see it, it makes me smile! It reminds me of that … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: Self-Compassion

A few weeks ago, I began planning what I wanted to blog about this month, and today was the day I planned to post about self-compassion. It’s funny how things work out because this weekend was pretty tough, and I … Continue reading

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A Year of Habit Tracking: Mental Health Edition

In this video I show you the habit tracking I have been doing over the last year in my bullet journals. It spans from January 2017, when I was seriously ill with depression and anxiety and spent nearly six weeks … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: The Stress Bucket

This is a page from the bullet journal I used for the first half of 2017. When I made this page, I’d not long come out of hospital and had just started writing up the notes I’d made during the … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: C is for Covers

Whatever kind of notebook you journal in, whether shop-bought or homemade, you can decorate its cover in all sorts of ways. Below are photographs of some of my artful journals plus a few notes on how I created each one. … Continue reading

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Mental Health Monday: The Nine Pillars of a Balanced Life

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to share more of what I learned about mental illness recovery from the workshops I attended in hospital, and from the Recovery College courses I’ve been on since I left. The other day, … Continue reading

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#BohoBerryChallenge Day 31: Lessons Learned

I have learned so much this year; it would be impossible to put it all in one blog post, so I’m just going to quote some quotes that sum it all up. If I’ve not listed the source, it’s because … Continue reading

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#BohoBerryChallenge Day 30: Top Three 2018 Goals

I’ve had a think about this, and have come up with the following goals for 2018. My aim is: to maintain my physical and mental wellness habits, and add new ones as appropriate, to spend time in prayer and meditation … Continue reading

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#BohoBerryChallenge Day 27: Education

My mum has been known to refer to me as a perpetual student because I’m always taking a course of one kind or another. This year, I’ve been a student at my local Recovery College, where I’ve learned an incredible … Continue reading

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Cooking Out Loud: Emergency Soup

So, today we were supposed to be visiting my mum who lives 75 miles away, but this morning we woke up to snow – the first of the year. Mr Bowers is poorly, so I was going to take the … Continue reading

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