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My Sensory Toolkit

Aug 14, 2018

Last week @life.experiments on Instagram shared her sensory kit, which I thought was such a great idea, so I wanted to share mine with you too! This is very much a work in progress for me – I’m still pretty new to my sensory processing disorder (SPD) diagnosis, and these are a combination of useful […]

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#SelfCareDare: Drink Water!

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If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the series of prompts I’ve been creating for the past couple of months called Self Care Dares! I love the idea of daring to take some time for ourselves, something that’s easy to neglect when we’re caught up in the hustle of life. It’s a fun […]

Jul 31, 2018

1800-273-8255

Jun 15, 2018

Go to YouTube to like and subscribe! This week’s Mental Health Session is “1-800-273-8255” by Logic (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid). This suicide-prevention anthem tells the story of somebody calling a lifeline (the US National Suicide Prevention Helpline is the song’s title). The first chorus and verse is from the perspective of the person calling the […]

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1800-273-8255

Go to YouTube to like and subscribe! This week’s Mental Health Session is “1-800-273-8255” by Logic (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid). This suicide-prevention anthem tells the story of somebody calling a lifeline (the US National Suicide Prevention Helpline is the song’s title). The first chorus and verse is from the perspective of the person calling the […]

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Jun 15, 2018

1800-273-8255

Jun 15, 2018

Go to YouTube to like and subscribe! This week’s Mental Health Session is “1-800-273-8255” by Logic (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid). This suicide-prevention anthem tells the story of somebody calling a lifeline (the US National Suicide Prevention Helpline is the song’s title). The first chorus and verse is from the perspective of the person calling the […]

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Self-Regulation Celebration Cupcake

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Okay so I started writing this blog post earlier in the week when things were going pretty well, and then the last few days happened, which were TERRIBLEEE and I’ve been in a constant state of sensory overload and unable to do any regulation whatsoever. But anyhoo, that’s recovery isn’t it, ups and downs, and […]

Jun 1, 2018

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Issues

May 29, 2018

TW: depression I recorded Issues back in October, when I first came up with the idea for the mental health sessions. At the time, I was severely depressed, anxious, and my boyfriend of three years had just very unceremoniously dumped me. I had no idea that I had sensory processing disorder (SPD) at this point, […]

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Beautiful (Pink Shirt Day Special)

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  This week’s Mental Health Session is a Pink Shirt Day special! Pink Shirt Day is a movement celebrated around the world (here in New Zealand it’s tomorrow, Friday 18th May!) to speak out and stand up against bullying, and to celebrate kindness and individuality. I thought Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” was a perfect fit for […]

May 17, 2018

Rainbow

May 8, 2018

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Rainbow” by Kesha, a powerful song about overcoming trauma. I love the story behind this song, which Kesha shares in this track-by-track interview: “Rainbow” was the first song I wrote for this record. I was in rehab for my eating disorder. I was sitting […]

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Rainbow

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Rainbow” by Kesha, a powerful song about overcoming trauma. I love the story behind this song, which Kesha shares in this track-by-track interview: “Rainbow” was the first song I wrote for this record. I was in rehab for my eating disorder. I was sitting […]

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May 8, 2018

Rainbow

May 8, 2018

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Rainbow” by Kesha, a powerful song about overcoming trauma. I love the story behind this song, which Kesha shares in this track-by-track interview: “Rainbow” was the first song I wrote for this record. I was in rehab for my eating disorder. I was sitting […]

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The depression and the mattress topper (an SPD tale)

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A couple of weeks ago, my Mum bought me a new ultra comfortable mattress topper. We’re always on the lookout for things that will help to calm down my sensory experience at the moment, from noise cancelling headphones to snuggly jumpers! The new mattress topper made my bed super soft and extra comfy. Also over […]

May 3, 2018

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Secret for the Mad

Apr 30, 2018

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Secret for the Mad”, by Dodie, a beautiful song about holding onto hope in the darkness of depression. Dodie has derealisation, a mental health condition that she describes as a constant feeling of detachment from reality, like she’s dreaming or drunk all the time. […]

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A tiny happy meal adventure.

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Today Mum and I had a tiny outing to Maccas 😄 I haven’t left the house much lately because things have been a bit rough the past few weeks – so I’m easing myself back into going out with SUPER tiny adventures. Going out to McDonalds may not sound like the epitome of excitement, but it was […]

Apr 26, 2018