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30. Qualified therapist. Non-binary. Feminist. Trauma survivor. I knit, cook, breathe, live. Words have power to break and heal. #actuallyautistic #polyvagal

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If you grow up in a terrible home, live in a town with no real employment prospects, have a peer group who are in a… https://t.co/HuaEv4IXzS
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6/17
2020
Update: my Mum did not have #COVID19 her test came back negative, but that hasn't stopped her pretending to her onl… https://t.co/ocUUpyKLKI
6/5
2020
@hellomollydear Yeah all my siblings and I laughed at that. She thinks she is actually fooling everyone 🙄 it's insu… https://t.co/N4ERRh5oQ9 @hellomollydear I've been getting pretty good at just ignoring her bullshit and not letting it bother me, but this… https://t.co/ONcSL9qRA9So my mother is in hospital with #Covid_19 and is pretending that her liver has been damaged by the hospital giving… https://t.co/C8onjsb1ls
6/3
2020
@Ermintrude2 Yeah. When I first spoke to the hospital and they'd told me she'd been transferred to the infectious d… https://t.co/MvWX2MU4w0 @Ermintrude2 Yeah I think I might send the odd message but I'm not about the forget how she has treated me and act… https://t.co/y6P0oqqROa @Ermintrude2 No you've got it in one. I was feeling bad for not feeling bad about checking with the hospital (if that makes sense?) @Ermintrude2 Yeah, I know if I hadn't checked it would have been on my mind all day as she plays manipulative minds… https://t.co/Zfy3wNWEluBut now I know she actually does have it and is in hospital I don't know what to make of it. I don't feel bad for c… https://t.co/dADH4dzfKEIt goes to show the level of distrust..when she messaged this morning I chatted with my siblings as none of us beli… https://t.co/ivhBBkpX9kShe is an abusive, manipulative alcoholic who lives alone as none of us, my dad included, could stand being around… https://t.co/y1ggggXq8ZSo my mum was admitted to hospital with #COVIDー19 this morning. But as she always lies I phoned the hospital to che… https://t.co/NMGoVFcpou
5/31
2020
@oculisquaerunt They seem to have ran out of stuff by the end..
5/30
2020
Outside minor injuries. Whilst finely chopping tarragon and listening to @jayrayner1 describe eating blowfish sperm… https://t.co/DctVHEsoQ7
5/28
2020
This morning I went for a walk in the woods. Glad I did. At some point in lockdown I stopped going for my morning w… https://t.co/YW5KqxxrrT
5/26
2020
@oculisquaerunt Thanks. I've wondered that. I've said to a few people I know with kids that if I knew what it would… https://t.co/6PIDvfhsdXIt's like he is rejecting me because I am not good enough as a parent. My milk supply is dwindling so we're having… https://t.co/GE7ez6ds10I think part of this 'rejection' is coming from feeling completely overwhelmed. Feeling completely incapable as a p… https://t.co/s7g5PFxNh6#lockdown is making everything so much harder because I can't get a break. The only plus side is not having to pret… https://t.co/VUk0h9IIXWI feel like I'm spiralling down the rabbit hole. I'm.scared about where it will take me, but feel like there is not… https://t.co/PITu33tdypI think it is time for me to accept that I have post-natal depression #depression #mentalhealth I am really struggl… https://t.co/Pdo2dZBKM6
5/20
2020
Haven't been able to find the original creator of this but it's brilliant. https://t.co/y7D2o0CIzj
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5/14
2020
Good thread https://t.co/3SzjdkkMft @DrEm_79 Thanks for this thread. Really good to hear this perspective.
5/7
2020
@annefrances so my husband and I kept playing "A little bit Alexis' to our baby to make him giggle. At 6months it i… https://t.co/RJX20AtLDa
5/5
2020
Teething babies are the absolute worst.
5/4
2020
Quote of the day 🥰🥰 #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealthMonth #mentalhealth #YouTube #YouTuberhttps://t.co/SKIKRKeNTv
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5/3
2020
@hellomollydear I'm sorry Molly. That sounds rough. Sending hugs your way. Hope you get some help soon xx @BipolarBlogger 😱🤓😴😂🐱👶
5/1
2020
The lack of affirmation and understanding I'm receiving is impacting me a lot. I'm finding I'm snapping all the tim… https://t.co/Rty4zhn68kI miss being respected at work and resent my brain constantly being overrun by baby stuff rather than things I used… https://t.co/26d2W95T4WSometimes I wonder if, knowing what I know now, I would chose to become a parent again. I love my child bit I do re… https://t.co/st0XngRoaG
4/26
2020
I got new yarn for a project since we're stuck at home for a while longer. Can't wait to cast on! #knittinghttps://t.co/RWoHcFGHjg @iambookmad Oo-. Lockdown reads i'd recommend 1. Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 2. The Ocean at the End of… https://t.co/xETs86y35H
4/20
2020
@accesstoNHS @lippett_mark @StNurseProject Hi Emma, this link might help too: https://t.co/8EoJnCq4AD
4/13
2020
Of course 4am is the best time to begin your day right? Who wants those extra few hours of sleep anyway? Thank God… https://t.co/aELwaAJxaW
4/12
2020
Baby woke at 1:40, took me an hour to feed and settle him back to sleep. Fine. Except now I can't get back to sleep :/
4/7
2020
In breaking news...Worlds youngest prisoner caught cuddling Chewbacca.. https://t.co/Uxd05yFB3c
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4/4
2020
This thread is great. Thanks @matthaig1 sharing fond memories is a great way to cheer people up. https://t.co/5CGT6bGEaI
4/3
2020
@DVLAgovuk Hi, managed to do it now- thanks
4/2
2020
@DrJessTaylor I don't know..wearing a bra stops my 5month old baby finding my nipples and yanking on them so I reckon I'll keep it on
3/30
2020
@DVLAgovuk My car's MOT was cancelled as guidance is to extend MOT's for 6months due to #Covid_19 I tried to tax my… https://t.co/cAdWNBF7ys
3/29
2020
@AutismTalkAspie My daughter managed her first distance learning classes organized by her school today. 🎉👏🏻 She did… https://t.co/69oStVU8Xd
Retweeted by Ordinary Jo (pun intended)Went outside to #clapforourcarers. Had the added bonus of us being able to talk to our neighbours (calling across o… https://t.co/e9CdHgdAVPSo my baby has developed a dry cough. He's coughed quite a bit all night. I'm petrified that it's #COVID2019 I know… https://t.co/gcO35UnnNb
3/26
2020
@sainsburys my grandparents are 83 years old & have COPD. For some reason despite them getting in contact with you… https://t.co/jr4pRGy5j8
3/25
2020
Glad of this response to the ridiculous statement from Harry and Meghan that people who are bored should train onli… https://t.co/AMAQaSGTIP#QuarantineLife #Coronavirusuk #Lockdown Meanwhile, in the UK... I don't know who she is, but she has won my hear… https://t.co/b42VFNFVze
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3/24
2020
So having a small baby, the concept of only being able to leave the house once a day for a walk is going to be an i… https://t.co/XnxOB6kFPr
3/23
2020
Talking to Children about coronavirus #COVID2019 https://t.co/KfBDx0TReJ #coronavirus #ParentingInAPandemic #parenting
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3/19
2020
In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort. The… https://t.co/hFgVA8a8zo
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3/14
2020
@Deliveroo have sent this in an email, which whilst sounds good has a huge flaw. Community tests are being scrapped… https://t.co/fkx4ft0C6h
3/13
2020
Good job here @Mr_Minchin https://t.co/vsuukwhUA5 @StarCur1 I've been reading upon it recently. I recommend Margot Sunderland's "What every parent needs to know" (wh… https://t.co/cckw5FA9R3Maybe this explains why I've always had weight control issues, IBS, migraines, eczema and an autoimmune disease. https://t.co/LpVlkpFNei
3/12
2020
By far one of the funniest things I've heard do far in 2020. https://t.co/HPdecYOapR @BlurtAlerts At Easter (I know it's a while a way but still..) I like to buy small chocolate eggs and give them out… https://t.co/xdNB6lRpWh
3/10
2020
It’s my retirement do today after 40 years as psychologist in NHS. Most important lessons? Listen with our bodies,… https://t.co/RuUbofQPOu
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3/3
2020
@pet_unicorn Sorry you're having a tough day. I remember that devil well and how hard it can be to ignore. Virtual… https://t.co/U122z0To1oRelapse can be preventable & treatable, yet folks like me - ordinary people living with serious ill-health - are ro… https://t.co/Qv1XYJiIgl
Retweeted by Ordinary Jo (pun intended) @GoonerProf My school was like this back in 2000. They said it was due to vandalism but it never stopped them getti… https://t.co/Y5Z2NAETTt
3/2
2020
Found this photo on my phone. Thought about how I wanted to be there by myself to have some quiet time. Then realis… https://t.co/gcQu72pucOPowerful, personal accounts of the impact of being a carer on the individual and their family https://t.co/PN4bmjmD1o
Retweeted by Ordinary Jo (pun intended) @DrJessTaylor @Jaimi_Shrive The owl is beautiful! 😍
3/1
2020
@matthaig1 Just pre-ordered. Can't wait!
2/28
2020
Didn’t realise my article was published in the Yorkshire Evening Post last week until a patient in clinic told me “… https://t.co/vwJ24a19Dd
Retweeted by Ordinary Jo (pun intended) @matthaig1 My baby had a long nap and I managed to read 'Convenience Store Woman' by Sayaka Mutura in one go. It is excellent.
2/25
2020
@oculisquaerunt Thanks :) in hoping the lace sections and glaring mistakes (possibly only seen by me) will look better once I block it" I can’t divide myself into the ableist Sick Me and Healthy Me, or Sick Me and Real Me. Someone else can take up t… https://t.co/ORM52A8w7v
2/23
2020
Prebaby this would have taken me an day or two to knit rather than 3.5months and would have had 99% less mistakes.… https://t.co/sDyAZiD6IZ @hellomollydear Only just seen this. I'm so so sorry- devastating to lose a cat that young. He was a beautiful cat. Take care of yourself x
2/22
2020
Had a lovely time reading this with my morning cup of tea whilst my boy sleeps on my lap. Going to read this to him… https://t.co/zUkIE3VFRSStill love this. https://t.co/kVxmbV9Wml
2/21
2020
So very tired. Not sure if baby is teething, it's the 4month sleep regression, he's poorly from his rotavirus immun… https://t.co/LQLmGDphSz
2/19
2020
Stay alive for the people you will become. You are more than a bad day or year. You are a future of multifariou… https://t.co/tU2qt9oRVI
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2/16
2020
Being mocked and bullied for having an illness others can't see is the hardest. Having to put myself first, underst… https://t.co/2hVK00WrtOThe comments back to @jameelajamil are hundreds of people speaking up a out bei g marginalised and mocked for… https://t.co/SWfg6zmr8Mi started therapy yesterday with a Black woman therapist. i think it's important to share. i think everyone who h… https://t.co/bMBDQJkf6E
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2/15
2020
@parapism :) yeah I have a few of his books- my favourite is Jerusalem but no recipe is simple! (Even the one entit… https://t.co/MgZfzM9NcC
2/13
2020
Fantastic debut blog by OT student @hattieporter_ This is the impact on students when textbooks promote stigma "T… https://t.co/2ZDvXIrDng
Retweeted by Ordinary Jo (pun intended)Also in the middle of the night sometime last week I bought myself a new cookbook. I'm not sure what I was thinking… https://t.co/ERQVLX0qmjDoing some painting. https://t.co/ilLpbJa3VA
2/12
2020
Cuddly baby when he snoozes. Going to miss these! Hes growing so fast! https://t.co/9zRmd4pViP @ventingvitriol Thanks :) how are you doing?3 months since my life got turned upside down. Crazy. Enjoying it a lot more at the moment
2/3
2020
@Lucy_E_Murray @REButterworth If any of the staff had considered doing that after my birth when from bad to worse w… https://t.co/mo9RuIREWy
1/23
2020
@matthaig1 New book sounds great! I'll look forward to reading it. @ventingvitriol Yeah that definitely makes it easier. Monday consisted of 13 hours of screaming/crying.
1/22
2020
@LeedsHospitals Thanks for the supportive staff who found me a room to sit in with my young baby whilst waiting for… https://t.co/4lAdQiXQEH @oculisquaerunt Haha. Baby J's trick for the past 6 weeks has been to poo once every 5 days..with the exception of… https://t.co/eLzmuPAIEQ
1/21
2020
Such a tough day. I don't think I'm cut out for this parenting lark. @oculisquaerunt Hope it goes well!
1/20
2020
@BethMatthewsz Nice :) I'm enterprises, albacores and the streaker. You like the quick ones! I used to do RS200s but not for a while now. @BethMatthewsz Oo. What class boat do you sail?Thank you @LushLtd it really did help make me feel better. First illness whilst being a parent. Not only did lovely… https://t.co/tpGFkAFKnHDecided to give in and wear my ear defenders when Baby J's crying gets too much. Works well actually as when I'm le… https://t.co/yGxjyPDH9f
1/10
2020
@BipolarBlogger Exactly. This is my issue. Often the only things that are offered are a shitty CBT course, often on… https://t.co/d5Wy3LeKoW @BipolarBlogger Even if you never work but are feeling better/not in crisis all the time that is all good. You're n… https://t.co/wUXtiNSQZo @BipolarBlogger Exactly. For some people therapy doesn't help, some it does, for others they need both. I wish we h… https://t.co/q47YqWik6t
1/9
2020

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