A Familiar Stranger

Each morning in the cold light of the sun, a familiar stranger stares back at me. A person I recognise but know nothing about. An old acquaintance who I’ve lost touch with over the years. I see this girl in the mirror everyday but yet […]

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Finding My Feet

I know where my feet are, they are at the end of my legs, where they have always been. But this isn’t what bothers me. I know that their purpose is to keep me balanced on this rocky terrain, but that’s not the problem either. […]

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A Journey of Recovery

Cast your mind back to this time last year, October 2016. The leaves were starting to fall, the nights were beginning to feel that little bit colder. Which I suppose isn’t much different from now, expect from the time that stands between us. An empty […]

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Dear Depression

Dear Depression, My faithful friend, well at least that’s what you told me. It’s strange really because you never really gave me your name. I had to find it out from someone else and if I’m being honest, I didn’t believe them. I mean surely, […]

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This is the part we save ourselves

You will out shine The bullies who hurt you Your heart will survive The lovers who left you Your soul will soar Over those who don’t believe in you You will stand tall Against those who try to crush you You are stronger, more beautiful, […]

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Finding Purpose

Purpose is the reason we rise each morning and the fuel that feeds our dreams. It’s the acceptance that we belong and that our lives have meaning. And if we are being honest with our selves we all want to know what are place is […]

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A Wandering Soul

As I lay here in a quiet corner of my garden I don’t really have anything to say. For the past few days I have struggled to find inspiration and motivation. The words in my mind and heart seemed to be frozen, a lump in […]

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It’s Okay, not to be Okay

Hello, Welcome back to our cosy corner of the internet, a place where I like to spill out my thoughts and feelings to try and make sense of them. If this is your first time, welcome.  Hopefully we can all help each other in the process. Too many people […]

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Dear Anxiety

Dear Anxiety, I know we are no strangers to each other but yet we have never spoken. There are so many things I wish to say to you and questions you have never answered. But I hope you take the time to read this so […]

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The beginning of a new chapter

If you’re reading this then you have found your way to my blog. So here goes, my first post. My name is Karlena, a twenty-something girl with a big heart. After lots of deliberation I have finally decided to write a blog. If anyone reading […]

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