I thought it would be almost compulsory to write an anniversary edition so here I is. On this day Feb 26th, a year ago, I started my recovery. If this was a film, there would be one of those rewind scenes now where I end up on the steps of the Helsinki underground with a … Continue reading Anniversaryeah
...and this has resulted in me suffering through many a broken situation, relationship, work/study environment, miserable experience. I like to try my hand at many things and do jump at the chance of doing stuff that sounds/looks appealing. Sometimes the appealing-ness fades quickly, but out of some weird sense of duty I struggle on. When … Continue reading Well I’ve always hated being a quitter
I haven't written in ages, cos I've been thinking of other things like work, my relationships, my health, my Masters studies. However, this morning, I am in the uni library, supposedly researching my thesis but really, getting distracted by various thoughts of various other interests. My thoughts lead me to the topic of ED and … Continue reading Some thoughts on the roots, the roots
Today is World Eating Disorders Day, so I thought, best write today if write I shall. I thought I would tackle the modest topic of this title, what is mental illness IMO. All of this blog is In My Opinion, but I thought I should especially highlight it now as I may present controversial opinions … Continue reading What I think of mental illness, by Pihla
I love quoting Morrissey in my blog posts evidently...this song was playing in my head as I was thinking of what might have contributed to the slow progress of my pre-recovery recovery. Unavailability and inappropriateness of certain health services is one. But I have also been to therapy for many many years and fair talked … Continue reading Stop me o-o-oh stop meee….
So today I’ma lay down the law a bit, excuse me for my strongly worded opinions and such, but there is a reason for them. The reason being, when asked about what helped me in recovery, not once have I thought to mention ‘public healthcare services’. This is fairly alarming. I have sought help and … Continue reading Who’s your cheerleader?
I started my blog telling you, the internet, about a date. A very specific date. 26.2.2018. Tattooed on my wrist. Here's another date: 3.5.2018. Yesterday. Which date is more important, the day when the battle started, or the day when it ended and you won? I can't decide, so the tattoo may see an addition … Continue reading Whoop, there it is!