natural remedies for insomnia

If you’ve ever dealt with insomnia, it’s horrid! Pregnancy messed with my sleep because of my need to get up during the night to visit the toilet, and then breastfeeding through the night for months and being unable to get back to sleep after nursing. We need natural remedies for insomnia, and lavender oil infused products are an excellent investment, which is where Tropic Skincare comes in. I’ve been using their products for over twelve months now, and I’m a big fan of the So Sleepy product range. Of course, I’ve tried the So Sleepy Pillow Mist, So Sleepy TempleREAD MORE…

Those of you with Borderline Personality Disorder or Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), as it is also known, may experience splitting. It’s a horrible experience when it comes. As we cannot control our emotions already, feelings of anger and hatred can come out against others and we act with impulse. What is Borderline Personality Disorder and Splitting According to Very Well Health, BPD splitting is a symptom of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in which a person is unable to hold opposing thoughts and concludes that something is either entirely good or entirely bad. With BPD splitting, there is no middle ground, andREAD MORE…

just CBD gummies

These CBD gummies taste great and is an easy avenue into the CBD field of alternative health. CBD does not contain THC, or very minimal levels, and therefore will not give you the THC high. Why Just CBD Gummies? The CBD gummies dosage range from 8mg to 25mg per  piece, dependent on what you wish to pay. Mixing top-of-the-line hemp with zestful flavors, the best tasty CBD gummies taste great too. Discover more of the amazing benefits of real CBD edibles. How do CBD gummies work? First, the candy is infused with CBD. CBD is short for cannabidiol, CBD worksREAD MORE…

democratic therapeutic community

I only heard about Democratic Therapeutic Community earlier this year, after my psychologist tried to get me community mental health support, which they denied me, instead saying I could self-refer for DTC. What a lie! My therapist did not mention this treatment once, even though I signalled to her that I likely had borderline personality disorder when I first started the sessions due to my inability to maintain relationships, paranoia, daily skin picking, and fear of abandonment/rejection. I didn’t feel listened to by my doctor or therapist. It took me five years to finally learn what was wrong with me,READ MORE…

depression

Depression is a serious illness, and the statistics state that 1 in every 4 people will develop a mental illness at some time in his or her life. As a borderline, or emotionally unstable person, I hate it when depression rears its ugly head, coupled with loneliness and emptiness. I have little energy to want to do anything. I neglect my family. I neglect my own hygiene. I don’t want to eat, not even comfort eat. I find it difficult to pray. I feel such a burden, like nobody wants to be around me when I’m like this. I wishREAD MORE…

second brain

We have our human brain that performs an incredible amount of functions, both consciously and unconsciously, but what about our second brain, which works effectively through the microbiome in our gut. Is it healthy? Probiotics are one of the best nutritional supplements that we can take to improve our gut microbes, but if the price puts you off, why not make your own sauerkraut or other fermented foods. There are many recipes online. This is a helpful video describing anxiety and how to combat it with things like Vitamin B1 and Probiotics. Here is some more science on the ‘secondREAD MORE…

wounded spirit

Mental illness is an infirmity that has many peaks and valleys. Statistics affirm that 1 in every 4 people will experience mental illness in their lifetime. When we are at our worst, where else can we turn but to those we love. What if our loved ones cannot bear our frailties in our wounded spirit? Proverbs 18:14 mentions a wounded spirit – a spirit that has been hurt, damaged, broken and alone and is trying hard to survive. 13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity;  but a wounded spiritREAD MORE…

daily walking

On Monday, during my daily morning of reciting scripture for thirty minutes in an effort to strengthen my impaired or under developed prefrontal cortex, I received a clear message that I needed to put a daily walk into my life. The first walk was mentally difficult, but I made a conscious effort to complete this goal – for myself. Although I was back home in just over an hour, I didn’t feel that much better mentally. The Tuesday walk went far better with improving my mood. Whether the weather would be wet or sunny, I had set the goal firmlyREAD MORE…

BPD

I’ve been struggling with my emotions for over ten years, unable to deal this raw intensity, tired of being too sensitive and tearful. I came across the symptoms of BPD in a short pamphlet that I picked up from a doctor’s surgery in Heywood, and upon reading about the criteria for BPD, I couldn’t believe that this was me, this was what I had been experiencing for so very long. I hadn’t heard of this before. I went to my GP, who dismissed me and just said it was my personality. I told my psychologist from the start that IREAD MORE…

strength

Trying to find the strength to make it through the day can be difficult with mental illness. Since attempting suicide several times in a short space of time, I’ve been under the home treatment team. It doesn’t help that some of the people I have never met before. Do they actually know my diagnosis – EUPD, and that paranoia is one of my traits? The man today, whom I had never met before, didn’t understand me. Perhaps he didn’t know that I’d had a miscarriage in January, perhaps he doesn’t know about the instability with personal relationships in BPD andREAD MORE…