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Author: Lois

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18 Things to remember when everything is awful and you are suicidal

18 Things to remember when everything is awful and you are suicidal

These are things I’ve worked out over many years of truing and painful experience. I hope they help you, and if you don’t I truly hope you find something that will.   You are going through something (depressive period, or anxiety episode or a Monday). It doesn’t matter what you are suffering from, and after many years experience the best way to honour this and your self is to take time and let it happen to you; you can’t run…

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The Black Dog

The Black Dog

As you might be aware I suffer from Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. Collectovely I refer to this as Neg. Neg lives in my bones, in my mind and is an very present part of my life and self. While she is sometimes kept at bay and I can at times keep her calm; she has once again rearing her pretty head demanding to be heard and making my life hellish. Neg makes me question everything, my self-esteem crumbles…

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First Sewing Project

First Sewing Project

  As mentioned in my last post I’m slowing making friends with my sewing machine, Jane. After spending some time practicing stitches, I decided it was time to take the plunge and make my first project.   For this I decided to get some cute spotty material from Spotlight and make the Jumbo pin cushion from the Busy Girls Guide to Sewing Book. Now while this project was only meant to take around 30 minutes it took me 90 minutes…

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First Sewing Experience

First Sewing Experience

I’ve wanted to learn how to sew for a few years but thanks to work and study I never got around to doing it. Last year I acquired a sewing machine and immediately started using it it sat in the cupboard of my spare room for months till I could work up the courage to turn it on; as my anxieties go the better of me and thus I was afraid I would sew my fingers together; this is how…

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My First DIY Project

My First DIY Project

As mentioned in my resolutions I want to stop being afraid of DIY jobs as my mind always runs to the worst case scenario (like I screw up the paint, somehow impale or electrocute myself). A while back I split black tea on a side table and it wouldn’t come off which has annoyed me for a while so I covered the side table in random bits and pieces to hide the mess, which annoyed me further as I hate…

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Gardening

Gardening

I’ve never been a big fan of gardening, most likely because I grew up during years of drought here in Australia and nothing really grew except Australia native, which while beautiful don’t require a lot of care once established. I also do not posses a green thumb, a cactus is the only plant I’ve kept alive so far, and I’ve killed one in the past.   I also could never see the point, and to be honest I thought riding…

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2017 Resolutions

2017 Resolutions

First yes I know it’s almost the end of January and thus this post is late but due to health issues I’ve been late in posting it. As mentioned in my About me page I’m dealing with some health issues, these left me feeling suicidal for much of the last few weeks. I started blogging to talk to people about my health issues as I’m not yet ready to discuss them in a more public arena. (Yes I’m aware of…

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