Hi friends! I’ve been home in New Zealand for about six weeks now, and I’ve been wanting to blog about my last week of sensory processing disorder treatment at the STAR Institute, but just haven’t had the head space until today! Transitioning back home has taken a fair bit of my energy, but it’s going […]

My last week at STAR & in Denver

Dec 1, 2018

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You Ghost Me is out now!

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My debut single, “You Ghost Me”, is OUT NOW!! I’m so excited to put this song out into the world, and I hope you enjoy it. “You Ghost Me” is about being ghosted in a relationship, and the anxiety that comes with that. I loved playing with the metaphor of ghosting and spooky imagery. My […]

Oct 23, 2018

Hello there lovely friends! I’ve got very behind on the blogging & Instagram front, because I’ve been very busy with all the learning, feeling and healing that has been happening over the past few weeks! It’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster, but even in the bits that felt like a downhill slope, I’ve […]

Oct 2, 2018

A lot of joy & a little grief // Week 3+4 of SPD Treatment (+a break)

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Latest Posts

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Click here to go to YouTube to like and subscribe!   WOWWW it’s been a hot minute hasn’t it! My energy levels have been so low the past couple of months, and I’ve had to take everything slower – but ta da! – finally a new Mental Health Session for you 🙂 This week’s session […]

Aug 18, 2018

24/7

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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 […]

Jun 15, 2018

1800-273-8255

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, […]

Issues

May 29, 2018

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Mental Health Sessions

My Favourite Posts

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Beautiful (Pink Shirt Day Special)

May 17, 2018

  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 […]

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The depression and the mattress topper (an SPD tale)

May 3, 2018

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 […]

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5 apps that helped me through depression

Apr 19, 2018

While these apps won’t magically cure your depression, they can be used as helpful tools and coping strategies for making difficult times more manageable. Our smartphones often get a bad rap when it comes to mental health, but they can also help to ground us, assist our memory, and provide positive distractions. Here are my […]

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Oh hey there Beautiful!

 Sarah Alleyn

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I'm a singer, songwriter and maker of things from beautiful New Zealand. 

You'll find me by the sea, drinking a ridiculous amount of tea, reading superhero comics, and taking way too many photos of my cat.