Author: EmilyTisshaw

  • A Note on Insanity (Part 1)

    To begin this post I’d like to share an exert from a journal entry I wrote 4 years ago. I’m sharing this because it is a true reflection of how I was feeling at the time and I want to talk about what happened after this. Here it is: “When you are experiencing a particularly […]

  • We Are Meant to Be Together: Healing Attachment wounds

    Throughout my healing journey and spending more time alone, I have found great happiness and a beautiful inner-peace that I can regularly tap into. I’ve done a lot of introspection in the form of journaling, therapy, meditation and this has meant I have also done a lot of sitting alone and being with my uncomfortable […]

  • 28 Lessons I Have Learnt Since Turning 28

    Have patience – the journey is long. You are your own best doctor. Do the best you can do at the time with the tools you currently have. Your best will change from day to day, hour by hour. Life is a game where YOU get to CHOOSE what move to make next – we […]

  • On Being Still and Not Wanting to be ‘Fixed’

    A few months ago my sister called me with some bad news. She said that she was going through a break up and felt really sad. After she had explained her situation to me, I rushed in with some (what I thought was) helpful advice and straight away she told me I was being “too […]

  • I Can’t Believe I Have to Write This Again

    Three years ago I wrote about my experience of having an abortion here after the news that was circulating about abortion laws in the US. I talked about being pregnant, the difficult decision to have a termination, what the procedure entailed, how it affected me and how ridiculous it is that laws decided by men […]

  • I want to make art so beautiful it brings people to tears 2.0

    I wrote I want to make art so beautiful it brings people to tears around this time last year and recently I have revisited it and wanted to write something similar, an upgraded version, if you will. So here it is, I want to make art so beautiful it brings people to tears 2.0: I […]

  • Why I Don’t Think Drinking is Inherently Toxic

    Being a sober person comes with a few false assumptions; that I was once an alcoholic, that I’m boring/no fun, that I’ve never drunk alcohol (lol), that I’m too serious/uptight or that I can’t handle drink (ok, this one may be true but remember we’re talking about a poisonous substance here). But the biggest myth […]

  • A Letter to the Person I Used to Be

    Dear the flailing intoxicated girl I used to be, I’m writing this from a place of peace, although I don’t feel peaceful when I think of you. You don’t even know the meaning of the word. Peace is a lost dream you have not found yet, not even when you sleep. I wish I could […]

  • Favourite Books of The Year (so far)

    I spend half of my time writing and the other half reading so it’s no surprise that for World Book Day I want to celebrate by writing about reading! I’ve read 10 books so far this year (no I don’t have a life) and the following 3 are ones that stood out above the rest […]

  • My Sobriety Plan – 15 Months Sober

    I’ve now been sober for 15 months and a lot of people have asked me for advice on how I managed to cut out drinking so I wanted to share a few things I have learnt on the path to teetotal town. Honestly, how I got sober is incredibly personal to me but not in […]