I’ve struggled with sleep my whole life – literally. Even as a baby I hardly slept! All through school and university, I was constantly sleep deprived. I’d do all the wind down things, and then I’d go to bed and lie awake for several hours. My sleep hygiene was supposedly pretty good, but it never […]

Sleep & Sensory Processing Disorder (7 Helpful Things)

Feb 9, 2020

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Seeing the World Through Rose Tinted Glasses

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Hello there, friend! Welcome back to my infrequent and random blog 😄 Today I have news and a story – I finally, finally have tinted glasses to help me out with my light sensitivity! I’ve been trying to get these for 18 months, and it has been a surprisingly arduous journey… I can’t tell you […]

Jun 13, 2019

Hello there, dear friend! Today I’m logging in to fiiinally share with you how things have been going for me post-treatment, and what I’ve been working on these past few months. It’s been a while coming, I know! As you may already know, I travelled to the STAR Institute in Denver, Colorado last September to […]

Feb 3, 2019

Arriving at the top of the Second Mountain

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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

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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

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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.