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Summer Shines Bright!

I recently came across a new blog that I instantly wanted to follow – summerstarttoshine. i think some of you follow her already.

I was immediately drawn to her writing and her bright, colourful artistic soul. She is a mental health campaigner here in the UK and fights anti-stigma through her very cute and quirky AND relatable illustrations.

She sells her work on etsy too and is available for corporate re-branding projects and I thought there’d be lots of people from my blog who might be interested in her work.

I love the work she is doing both locally and online to smash the stigma of mental illness and I find her so brave to do that so publicly. She give honest insight into the ups and downs of mental illness and shows that you can be a happy shiny soul one day and the next a crying puddle of feels and that both are okay!

Her use of colour never fails to make me smile and she inspires me on so many levels!

If you have instagram, definitely go follow her at @summershines_studio

I am sharing images of her work here with her permission.


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World Mental Health Day is today!

Here’s my contribution to World Mental Health Day.

I just read a great quote on twitter that said ” Mental illness isn’t a choice, but recovery is.” And I can’t high-five that quote enough!

Recovery is a choice you have to make if you want to get better. Recovery is a way of life, it’s not enough to just want it. You have to be active in your own life, you have to participate in the construction of your recovery. No one is coming to rescue you- you ARE the rescue team!

And you can do it! You have so much strength, you’ve already survived so much worse. You are more powerful than you believe.