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So far Désiré has created 168 blog entries.

2021-02-20T15:27:15+00:00May 31st, 2021|Wise Words|

“I only write when I’m inspired, so I see to it that I’m inspired every morning at nine o’clock.” ~ Peter De Vries

Paralysed, spiralling, but (at least) I’m honest!

2021-07-20T16:47:30+00:00May 18th, 2021|• Reshare, Heal Thyself|

Honesty time. I’m stuck, I feel paralysed and I feel like I have zero control of the world around me, what’s happening to me and I am so angry. Loaded sentence, I know but I needed to get that out there. Speaking publicly about mental health is one of the things that I have been juggling from the yes to

30 brings an existential crisis 

2021-07-20T16:45:49+00:00May 14th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, In Search of Myself|

Time is not unlimited. It’s the most precious resource on the planet, and it’s so precious that once it’s lost, it is lost forever. Unfortunately for me, I am very aware of this fact. I look around at my life with every passing year and think, “what the hell am I really doing with my life?” Sometimes I’m on track,

2021-02-20T15:59:48+00:00May 10th, 2021|Wise Words|

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” Tina Fey

Perpetually misunderstood, and that’s okay 

2021-07-20T16:47:36+00:00May 4th, 2021|• Reshare, In Search of Myself|

For my entire life, all 30 years of it leading up to this point, I have been misunderstood. I was a very different kind of kid. Most children enjoy playing and making friends and doing stuff, and I don’t really remember doing much of that. I remember reading a lot, and when I had finished my personal library, I delved

2021-02-20T15:47:31+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Wise Words|

Either writing is a priority or it ceases to exist - thewritingmanifesto.org

What do you want to do with your life 

2021-07-20T16:45:49+00:00April 20th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, Alpha Woman|

And how do you get on track? Everyone has been here: you’re either standing in front of the mirror at the bathroom sink or sat at the edge of the bed after a shower, contemplating the state of affairs that comprise of your life. Head in hands, you ask yourself what the hell you’re doing, because for whatever reason, you

2021-02-20T15:26:37+00:00April 19th, 2021|Wise Words|

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” ~ Richard Bach

2021-06-10T16:15:21+00:00March 29th, 2021|Wise Words|

“I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.” Toni Morrison

Navigating triggers with complex PTSD 

2021-07-20T16:33:02+00:00March 23rd, 2021|• Reshare, Heal Thyself|

Unless you read this blog or you know the real person behind the positive facade that I have built, you most likely wouldn’t guess that I have complex post traumatic stress disorder. I am very high functioning and have developed lots of coping mechanisms, many of which are practiced in autopilot to ensure that I am steady all the time.

2021-02-20T15:40:30+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Wise Words|

You are a writer. You were touched by the divine. For who else can create worlds from nothing and life by mere thought? - thewritingmanifesto.org

That time I was denied help: I was suicidal and sexually abused at home 

2021-06-15T05:08:11+00:00March 12th, 2021|• Featured, C'est Ma Vie!|

This week, the entire world has been talking about one thing: the Harry and Meghan interview. It was an interview that rocked the world and is one of the most telling interviews since Princess Diana’s landmark Panorama interview. I’ve seen the interview twice: once when it aired, and again this morning, but what is really interesting to me is the

Saving myself… from my past

2021-07-20T16:32:22+00:00March 9th, 2021|• Reshare, In Search of Myself|

As a creative mind with a personal history of deep trauma, I am highly susceptible to rumination, which is both a good and bad thing. Rumination can sometimes allow an ability to play with thoughts and understand various outcomes, but it can also have a very dark path, leading one into a labyrinth of painful memories and suffering.  To cope

2021-02-20T15:24:20+00:00March 8th, 2021|Wise Words|

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~ Stephen King

Focusing when your own mind is a distraction 

2021-07-20T16:32:11+00:00March 4th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

Distraction is my biggest life foe. My curious nature allows my distraction to derail every attempt at being productive, and it thrives on my inability to complete tasks… This becomes one of those vicious cycles where I’m distracting myself with feelings of dissatisfaction for not being productive, which leads to further distraction and down the rabbit hole of self-destructive inner

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