The Recovery Writer

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Month: September 2018

Learning To Manage Hypothyroidism Fatigue

Resisting The Urge To Quit

This weeks self-care theme has largely been about resisting the urge to quit. I am still exhausted due to the ongoing hypothyroidism fatigue. This is making it practically impossible to do anything.

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Practicing Self-kindness

Self-care is to remember that your best is good enough

This is my first weekly self-care reflection, after deciding to move from daily to weekly posts. It is not the best of starts because it’s late! In the spirit of self-care,  am just going to forgive myself. I genuinely am doing the best I can at the moment and my best is good enough. I am enough.

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Beginning Freelance Writing – “Am I doing this right?!”

writers life

In beginning freelance writing, I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. I mean I know what I’m doing, but I don’t know if I am doing it right. Yes, I have read a lot of books, articles, posts etc, but I still feel like I am feeling my way around in the dark. Its exciting and terrifying all at once.

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Self Reflection For Personal Development

 

Recognizing when something no longer serves you

I am behind and entirely out of touch with writing my self-care blog posts. When I started writing them, it was both to help me breathe new life into my daily self-care routine and to help me to develop a daily writing habit. However, they have now become a little counterproductive.

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Suicide And The LGBTQ+ Community

Preventing Suicide In The LGBTQ Community 

I am unfortunately no stranger to suicide. I have a history of mental health problems, and I have made many attempts on my life. I am also both transgender and gay, which puts me in one of the highest at-risk communities for mental health issues and suicide. This means that over my lifetime, I have lost many friends to suicide and seen countless more attempt it. We need to address this now. 

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