lifestyle · mental health · trich

A Letter to My Trichotillomania // BFRB Awareness Week 2018

Dear you, We’ve known each other a while now. More than a while, more than a decade. You might be my oldest friend if that’s not too strange to say. You know me so well. When I’m bored. When I’m busy. When I’m scared. When I’m safe. When I’m not. You know how to choose…… Continue reading A Letter to My Trichotillomania // BFRB Awareness Week 2018

mental health · trich

Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?

A few years ago, I filled out by birth date details into a “numerology calculator” that would, supposedly, tell me all about my personality and the state of my life from these, actually pointless, numbers. Of course, if you’re into numerology, I mean no harm or offence. However, this website was barely functional, and frankly, …… Continue reading Do I Really Want Out of My Disorder?

mental health · trich

My Doctor Had to Google My Disorder (or ‘Why Having Trichotillomania Sucks’)

As I sit in the general practitioner’s room, I scratch at the frayed material of the seat beneath me and hear my heartbeat in my ears as I wait to finally, finally be fixed. The mental health consultant I’m seeing has been assigned to me through a series of phone calls, appointments, and waiting lists.…… Continue reading My Doctor Had to Google My Disorder (or ‘Why Having Trichotillomania Sucks’)

lifestyle · mental health

5 Alternative Ways to Meditate for the Unmotivated

Meditation is supposed to be this be-all and end-all for living your best life. At least that’s what I’ve heard, anyway. But for a lot of us, we don’t have the time, the patience, or the mindset for that crap. It sounds like a lot of hooey, all that sitting around, legs crossed, breathing deeply…… Continue reading 5 Alternative Ways to Meditate for the Unmotivated