A simplified and minimalist hair care routine – How and why I gave up shampoo and wash my hair with water only
My story with laundry… Some time ago, I discovered that after many years of regular use, I developed an adverse skin reaction to the standard laundry powders I bought at my supermarket. Weird, right!? I broke out in a horrible itchy rash and had hives covering my body in large, blotchy patches. After some detective […]
Why it’s important to see your pill boxes as your conscious choice to be better rather than a reminder of mental illness
When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder I was overwhelmed and scared of what that label meant, yet at the same time, relieved that my demons finally had a name, and that there was treatment. I remember early on as I started taking medication that I had so many questions. Some were easily […]
As someone with bipolar II disorder and I assume like many others, I eventually decided to go on medication after overcoming the stigma associated with it and listening to my psychiatrist who wanted to help me get better. I started off slowly on low doses of medication, and over the past six or seven years […]
First and foremost, you need to resolve to yourself that you want to get better. This is one of the hardest things to do, but it’s the most crucial.
It has only been one week since Neko the cat has been in my life, but it’s been a wonderful week. If you haven’t read my other recent blog post, Neko is a beautiful three year old domestic short hair cat that my partner and I adopted from our local RSPCA shelter. In a few of […]
Adopting pets to improve mental health and quality of life.
It doesn’t make you weak to take medication for your mental illness; it makes you stronger for making the choice and choosing to improve your mental health.
Some of you may know the pain of this disease, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with the title, Bipolar II Disorder is essentially one of many invisible illnesses; an illness of the mind. Yes, a mental illness. One, characterised by an unpredictable mixture of soaring highs, boundless energy and untapped ideas (known […]
I am a woman and I have made the conscious choice not to have my own children.