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I’m Rosie, author of The Wellbeing Wordsmith. I write essays and articles on various topics, all related to the theme of wellbeing. This is why I write.

I have created this space to share my own self-care practices and reflect on some of the things I find helpful for health and wellbeing.

Words matter. Writing is powerful and it is purposeful. It helps us to think, feel and heal.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.

Gloria Steinem

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

Anaïs Nin

I don’t know what I think until I write it down.

Joan Didion

Self-care is subjective: it comes in many forms and it changes with each stage of life. Self-care is not selfish.

We all need it, no matter where we are on the mental health continuum. By sharing our ideas, we affirm our own self-care practices and perhaps learn a few more.

Vision

I want representations of mental illness to be more visible. I want to hear discussions about mental health sound more authentic and nuanced. I want them to come up naturally in everyday conversation. I want mental illness to be acknowledged as both complex and commonplace.

Mission

1) To promote wellbeing and recovery by bringing psychoeducation and peer support together. 2) To create an online community based upon common connections (with one being lived experience of mental illness).

Values

Creating content of value by sharing knowledge that supports awareness and self-care.
Contributing to the conversation by expressing my personal experience authentically and honestly.
Honouring my experience and the experience of others, recognising that they may not be the same.