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5 Secrets for Making Depression and Anxiety Suck Less

McKella Sawyer

This is a guest post by McKella Sawyer. If you'd like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, get in touch!  Upon meeting me, you'd probably never guess I know anything about depression or anxiety. You'd probably notice how much I laugh and smile, that I say “awesome” a lot, that I make lots of beautiful art, and that I'm kind of a grammar Nazi (sorry, but not sorry). Mental and emotional struggles are sneaky buggers. Unlike most physical ailments, they lurk below the surface, and those of us that grapple with these issues often keep them secret for fear of being slapped with a label or being told to “get over it”. Far too often, we struggle alone. (more…)


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Plans for 2014

words for 2014

So, 2013 was actually pretty great, but I feel as though that was entirely unintentional... plus it didn’t take much to beat how awful 2012 was. I have spent the last few weeks planning the hell out of 2014. I’m not doing resolutions, I’m doing broader goals. I have no intention of suddenly changing anything on Tuesday. I’m not going to beat myself up about days when I don’t manage any of my morning/evening routine goals, it’s not worth it. (more…)


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Highlights of my 2013

Highlights of my 2013

- Found a happy relationship with my wonderful girlfriend. Love her so much. Also love that we do stuff together: Pride, Zine Fests, Roller Derby, Christmas Markets, Panto, etc. (more…)


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5 things I do to fight overwhelm

5 things I do to fight overwhelm

Still yet to find my blogging groove, so please bear with me as these initial blog posts are a bit sporadic! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about overwhelm. I get serious cases of overwhelm, and it has a very negative effect on my health and productivity. (more…)


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30 things I want to do during the festive season



Wonderful idea taken from Just Me Leah. I'm excited for this Christmas season and I'm excited for the future. This list seems long, but I'm confident/hopeful I can do them all! What are you hoping to do this festive season? Let me know in the comments! Updated January 2014 with the ones I did! (more…)


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A link from a friend, an Internet trail and how I got my excitement for life back

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In May this year, my friend linked me to Conquering Fear Spiritually. She’s into Lifestyle Design and I’d asked her if she knew of any blogs that dealt specifically with Lifestyle Design and disability/chronic illness. Lots of the messages in Lifestyle Design didn’t feel applicable to me: ‘you can do whatever you want!’, but at the same time there was something very appealing about building life and work around yourself and what you wanted/needed. (more…)


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Why I Got Rid of Too-Small Clothes



If you’re anything like me, chronic illness causes us to paradoxically simultaneously live in the past and the future, but not so much the present. (more…)


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11 Top Tips for Food Shopping With A Chronic Illness



I wanna talk about food, and specifically food shopping. (more…)


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