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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. As April is Stress Awareness Month, this month's blog theme is stress.

Share your thoughts/experiences with the SANE Community here.

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The Canvas, by Lara T. The soft beginning of a blank canvas. My Body. The flesh surrounding my organs. Important, vulnerable. A rose petal so small, so frail, so red. It lands on m...
Posted by
thoughtswithlara
21st Mar 2018
They said its so sad his mad I thought it’s so sad their always glad When deep down they’re mostly sad It’s so bad. So mad At least I’m glad to be sad The a...
Posted by
madeinearth
19th Mar 2018
January 2018 Here I reflect upon the months that I spent sat alone in my car all day in 2017. I hadn’t told my wife that I was having recurring spells where I couldn’t ...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
January 2018 A view on how Bipolar Disorder can feel like an unrelenting force.. WARS It swings & it moves like the tides ’round the shore, It hits you from nowhere, then goe...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
January 2018 This was inspired by a course that I did on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) year ago, whereby the premise is that you automatically go to memories / instilled belie...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
January 2018 An escape in mind.. MY PLACE There is a place I like to go, Where there’s a gentle breeze & time moves slow.. You’re there with me, you hold my hand, We wa...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
January 2018 I suppose this is a bit like a prayer (recited during a time of chaos in my mind).. LIFT ME UP There is no peace inside my head, My soul feels weak, my presence dead.....
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
February 2018 We all have good & bad memories. I am attempting lately to not let the bad ones visit me, but to go instead to the good ones as often as I can.. MEMORIES Memories dri...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
February 2018 A very lighthearted take on my stay in hospital! I needed some humour on the day I wrote this (I was in hospital at the time). It is not reflective of the care that I...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
February 2018 This poem sums up how difficult I find mindfulness sometimes! It’s tricky, but with practice I am getting better at it. It works.. MINDFULNESS Rain falls gently...
Posted by
getmyheadstraight
19th Mar 2018
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