I have something to say!

All through February I wrote about selective mutism and my experiences with it. If you have been enjoying reading my posts, the good news is that I’ve barely even begun! The more I write, the more I learn about myself and the different ways this condition has manifested in my life – as well as […]

From the Heart – introducing my speech about selective mutism

For the month of February I have been exploring my experiences with selective mutism. My last post was about my interpretation of communication – and the ways we communicate without speaking. Today I will be representing my local Toastmaster’s Club in our area competition. My speech is about my experiences with selective mutism, and is […]

Communication isn’t only about words

Throughout February I have been writing about my experiences with selective mutism on my blog. My last post was about emotions and the way they flow. Today I will write from my perspective about communication. Much of our communication remains unspoken It has taken me a long time to begin to reconnect with the way […]

The river of emotions

Throughout February I have been sharing my experiences of selective mutism. Yesterday I wrote about ‘putting anxiety in its place’ and created some new rules for my anxiety. Today I am feeling the effects of having put these new rules in place – and so I will talk about the importance of being gentle with […]

Let’s put anxiety in its place

For the month of February I am exploring my experiences with selective mutism. In my last post I wrote about acceptance versus understanding. Today I will look at the subject of anxiety – and through this post I will attempt to put my anxiety in its place. The important role of anxiety If anxiety was […]

How I’m learning to be who I am supposed to be

For the month of February I am exploring my experiences with selective mutism. Yesterday I wrote about limitations – and what we might do if we didn’t have them standing in our way. Today I have been inspired by this post in The Huffington Post by Carrie Cariello, and I’ll be discussing the importance of […]

What could you do if you had no limitations?

For the month of February I am exploring my experiences with selective mutism. Yesterday I shared an info graphic I created to help raise awareness of sm. Today, I have been inspired by my partner, Simon, to talk about the limitations that we place on ourselves as people because of what we think we can and can’t […]

Help spread awareness of Selective Mutism with this infographic

For the month of February I am exploring selective mutism on my blog. Yesterday I created the SM gallery – my intention is to celebrate the talents and creativity of people (of any age) with selective mutism. Today, I’m going back to basics – and providing something for the visual people out there … Have […]

Creative expression – sm people, share your latest artwork!

For the month of February I am exploring my experiences with selective mutism. Yesterday I delved quite deeply into the subject of labels – and discovering who you are. Today, I’ve a new, fresh and exciting feature; one that I can’t wait to get started with! The SM gallery This post is a celebration of […]

Discovering who you are – despite your labels

For the month of February I am exploring selective mutism. On Friday I wrote about suppressing emotions, and the importance (in my opinion) of temper tantrums. Today I will look more deeply into suppressed emotions – and also the idea of suppressing self, because of a misunderstood quality, description or label. We understand our world […]