Author Archives: Laura Hearn

  • Does Being Sociable Matter?

    I’ve always struggled with finding the balance between being sociable and being alone. I have finally accepted who I am, and found a happy medium.

  • Jiggsaw Reflection Series 015

    Returning to work after a period of mental ill health, isn’t easy. But it’s not big, expensive gimmicks that helped me. It was something much simpler, and cost nothing.

  • Not In The Driving Seat?

    When you are not the one in control of an outcome, it can be hard to not revert back to old coping behaviours. These past few months have been particularly testing for me, but I have shown myself to be more resilient than even I thought.

  • When Do You Become An Adult?

    When you let go of the expectations of where you ‘should’ be in your life, you make room to accept where you are in the here and now. We all mature and grow physically, emotionally and mentally at different rates. There is no ‘one size fits all.’

  • It’s Not What You Say…

    Sometimes, it’s worth taking a risk to speak your truth, even if it leaves you feeling vulnerable…because that’s what recovery is truly about. Just remember though, it’s not what you say, but how you say it, that can make the difference.

  • Jiggsaw Reflection Series 014

    If you lost everything tomorrow that gives you your sense of identity, would you know who you were? Without all the frills of life, are you content with your lot? Not an easy one, but a passing conversation made me curious about how my own sense of self has evolved since being in recovery.