How did I not know? How did I miss the signs? How did I not notice? Was there not a change in her voice? Did she not lose the twinkle in her eye? How could I not see the torment she was suffering inside? Was I so absorbed in my own life? Fooled by her … Continue reading A Mother’s Anxiety
Tag: Mental health awareness
The Coexist Project spawned from an idea I had about three years ago. I was looking at how mainstream street and sportswear has become incorporated in our day to day clothing. I thought instead of seeing a logo purely promoting the brand, why not use the branding to help promote a positive universal message? Since … Continue reading COEXIST
What does it really mean? I grew up in a small sized society, completely patriarchal, (falsely) religious. I grew up in a normal family, went to school and university, been a good friend, partner, daughter, employee. I did everything right. How come though, that I found myself turning 30 feeling miserable? In my whole life … Continue reading Self Ownership
Tomorrow, I will be released from the psychiatric hospital. I’ve been here a month, facing down my demons and learning how to rebuild a life torn apart by a brain that doesn’t work quite as it should. My diagnosis is printed, stamped, and signed — the only benchmarks that matter in making something offiziell here in Germany. … Continue reading Invisible Illness
- Hello you, how have you been feeling lately? - Hm . . I suppose I'm feeling safe in my own boundaries, not trying to be or look different to how I feel in any moment; trying to think nice thoughts about my weaknesses or insecurities, making sure I am treating my body well too. … Continue reading Sensing Acceptance
Inspired by personal dream imagery, Natalya plays on the reoccurring characters and symbols of her personal sleep explorations. Excited by the new life others give to her art, wearing her creations, taking her personal work and it being an instant collaboration shows her new perspectives, inspiring her to create more and more. "Realising my imagination … Continue reading De Paco
The living dead.
Seemingly normal with a weird tangy taste, our time together never went to waste. . Always you and me, me and you, merged into one. . A connection so strong, how could it go wrong? . Completely and utterly, Gone. . As reality hits. I'm not sure who really exists. But as time goes by, … Continue reading The living dead.
The Terror Trot
A poetic expression of insomnia; the time spent over analysing the self, and, without warning, falling deep into a night terror.
Meditation Snippet no.6 – Visualisation
Visualisations in meditation are often a really useful way of inviting in and embodying new perspectives, feelings and emotions. It can help lighten your load by seeing how the power of your imagination and thoughts can change how you feel at that very moment. It gives you that motivation to change your thoughts when you … Continue reading Meditation Snippet no.6 – Visualisation
Anxiety, whether you like it or not, is within us all. It has helped our species get to where we are today, signalling the flight or fight response, helping us avoid dangerous and deadly situations. But it seems today, quite often it doesn't serve such a useful purpose, with many of us terrified to get … Continue reading Anxiety