Posted in Guest Blogs, Health, Interviews, Mental Health, writing

Guest Post – I am made up of seven people by Mel


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(The Faces Inside Me, Mel Ryder, 2018)

This week I would like to welcome Mel Ryder to the blog, they’re here to share their story of creativity and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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Posted in author, Community, education, Health, Mental Health, teaching, writing

Running a Creative Writing for Mental Health Workshop


At the end of May I took a step in a new direction and held a workshop on Creative Writing for mental health, as I mentioned in my previous post on this topic.

I thought it would be nice to share how the workshop went, and a bit of information on the content I used for my lesson plan for the workshop, so if anyone else is interested in doing a workshop you could use this as a starting point for planning your own class… Continue reading “Running a Creative Writing for Mental Health Workshop”

Posted in Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Sydrome, Health, Mental Health, Pilates, studying

Training as a Mat Pilates Instructor with Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome


I started going to Mat Pilates classes around two years ago to help with my Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome (EDS-HT). After a few sessions I felt I needed more to understand how the exercises worked and to ensure I was performing them correctly so I decided the best way to do this was to train as an instructor, even if I only used it for myself. So, that’s what I decide to do, and this is a little bit about my journey so far…

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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder, Essure, Health, Life, Mental Health

My Essure Story


Today I want to share something a bit different with you. This is my story of having Essure sterilisation, it’s rather long but as anyone who has suffered through essure will tell you, the whole story needs to be told… Continue reading “My Essure Story”