Month: June 2017

6 days to decisiveness – a mindfulness challenge

A few weeks ago I came across this site: It's by Andrea Featherstone, who emails you a new video for each day of the challenge. Although it's aimed at being more decisive, I found the techniques and advice in these videos helpful for lowering my stress and anxiety levels, and I generally feel better in … Continue reading 6 days to decisiveness – a mindfulness challenge


316 days without self-harm

Today I hurt myself, accidentally. A bit of light gardening, and the blade slipped to reveal far more than I would have guessed. After recently feeling suicidal on a couple of occasions, I knew I was no longer in the healthy state of recovery which I had been striving to attain. However, for these feelings … Continue reading 316 days without self-harm

Relapsing after months of improvement

Night Sky   The day draws to a close As night begins to fall, Heralded by night time’s chorus. Shafts of moonlight pierce the dark, Only to be hidden by clouds Moving, so gently, in the cool breeze. Dark, quiet, and empty, Not a thing disturbs the silence. As you gaze at your surroundings, you … Continue reading Relapsing after months of improvement

Dwelling on the past

The Unsung Song   A beautiful, haunting note Echoes through the stillness, A lone voice in a deserted place. The sound travels across the water, Trees move to the melody, But no-one hears your song.   Fear and rejection stole your voice Before you knew it was there. As the dark hides the light, So … Continue reading Dwelling on the past