Author Archives: Laura Hearn

  • Sunkissed In Spain

    It’s taken some Spanish sun for me to realise how overdue this break has been. It’s not OK for me to ‘keep on going’ indefinitely without burning out, or jeopardising the connection to my authentic self that I fought so hard to find.

  • “Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?”

    Learning about my ‘financial anorexia,’ was not something I had anticipated when I entered treatment. But, discovering how my relationship with money was acutely aligned with my relationship with food, was a valuable teaching.

  • 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.’