C/TW: mentions of - being away, mental health struggles, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, feeling uncomfortable, struggling to write/articulate, feeling false, seeing a counsellor, speaking about MH struggles, seeing a GP, medication, up and down moods, not sleeping, therapy/CBT. So, hello... This feels very much like returning to a long-lost place. Writing isn't something that… Continue reading ∼ i’m back… kind of ∼
I am, I am, I am... celebrating Pride! Trigger/Content warning: Mentions of: sexuality, bisexuality, sex, gender, coming out, Pride, LGBT persecution, bi erasure, discrimination, sexual promiscuity, brief and vague mention of sleeping with people (I always endeavour to mention everything at the beginning of my posts that could be potentially triggering for anybody, as I… Continue reading writer, woman, warrior III
Shockingly, I'm swapping a cuppa for a cocktail for this particular celebratory post! Trigger/Content warning Mentions of: anxiety, mental health disorder, panic attacks, exams, exam results, body confidence/image, disliking your body, dieting, moving home, insomnia, physical illness (I always endeavour to mention everything at the beginning of my posts that could be potentially triggering for… Continue reading Tea with Haullebee XIV – exam results and other good stuff
I am, I am, I am... human Trigger/Content warning Mentions of: mental health issues, being guarded, heartbreak, difficult relationships/friendships, heartlessness, demanding/forceful people, feeling unsafe (I always endeavour to mention everything at the beginning of my posts that could be potentially triggering for anybody, as I want everyone who happens to find themselves here to feel… Continue reading writer, woman, warrior II
I am, I am, I am... back! (for good, this time) Trigger/Content warning Mentions of: mental health, poor mental health, exams, medication, bad anxiety, panic attacks, birthdays, crowds, family, tattoos (I always endeavour to mention everything at the beginning of my posts that could be potentially triggering for anybody, as I want everyone who happens… Continue reading writer, woman, warrior I
I’ve been super quiet on the blogging front, but I’ve been writing away and one of my poems has found its way to Qmunicate! Do have a little read if you like 😊
The stages of grief never worked for me
To facilitate a healing process.
I’ve a method; a succession of three:
A production line founded in progress.
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C/TW: vague discussion but contains the following: mental illness, poor mental health, low mood, anxiety, struggling, water imagery, sadness, feelings of being weighted, unexpected change, life moving in a different direction, coping (or lack of), feeling of disappointment, failure, lack of sleep, taking time out, trying to turn bad things into good. "there is a… Continue reading A tiny Tea with Haullebee (the briefest of catch-ups)
C/TW: discussion of disordered eating, negative body image, lack of body confidence, dieting, binge eating. "'Why are you so unkind to me?' My body cries. 'Cause you don't look like them,' I tell her." (Rupi Kaur - The Sun and her Flowers, p.62) Hi everyone! I want to chat about something a bit different today but something… Continue reading Some words on… anxi-eating: my experience with and attitude towards food
"Now I only want what's real, To let my heart feel what it feels. Gold, silver or bronze hold no value here - Where work and rest are equally revered. I only want what's real, I set aside the highlight reel And leave my greatest failures on display with an asterisk: Worthy of love anyway." … Continue reading Tea with Haullebee XIII – reflecting on the past 200 days
"All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us all that we are more alike than we are unalike." (Maya Angelou - Letter to my Daughter) Hello all! If anyone happens to follow me on Instagram (@haullebeeblogs for blog and poetry things; @haullebee for wherever my moods take me), you… Continue reading Some words on… sisterhood (again) – a belated ode to IWD 2018