Coryl Reef

writer, artist, and freelance editor // blogging about words, life, and all the rest


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Why Body Positivity Makes Me Uncomfortable

I have a lot of thoughts about body positivity. The current “trends” in the movement are difficult for me to support. This is a long critique of how body positivity makes me uncomfortable. There are four aspects to this social stance that make the movement feel like another unattainable standard for me. Continue Reading Why Body Positivity Makes Me Uncomfortable

4 Reasons Why Body Positivity Makes Me Uncomfortable

When My Mental Illness Is Bad

What happens when mental illness is bad and difficult to manage? What are signs that my mental health needs to be improved or treated? I discuss how my personality and moods can change when my mental illness is bad and I can negatively affecting the people around me. Continue Reading When My Mental Illness Is Bad

When My Mental Illness Is Bad

3 Ways My BuJo Improves My Mental Health

My bullet journal has become an essential tool for maintaining my well-being and actually improving my mental health. Continue Reading 3 Ways My BuJo Improves My Mental Health

3 Ways To Use A Bullet Journal For Mental Health and Improve Mental Illness

9 Months On Medication

In order to be open about mental health, mental illness, and treatment options for disorders, I’m checking in again regarding my medication for bipolar II. There have been a few changes in the 9 months I’ve been taking medication, and I explain some of those changes in this update. Continue Reading 9 Months On Medication

6 Concrete Ways to Practice Self-Care

There are dozens of ways that you can practice self-care, and only a few of them require a lavish bath or a “treat yourself” attitude. Here are 6 ways that I practice healthy, productive self-care in my life. Continue Reading 6 Concrete Ways to Practice Self-Care

Bullet Journal Mental Health Tracking

For September, I made in-depth spreads to help track my mental health and wellbeing. They go beyond a checklist to take my meds. // Word Count: 440 // Photo Count: 3 Continue Reading Bullet Journal Mental Health Tracking

Therapy Diary: 10 Weeks On Medication

It’s been almost 3 months of medication, building a tolerance and getting accustomed to the dosage. Here’s an update on how I’m doing! // Word Count: 324 Continue Reading Therapy Diary: 10 Weeks On Medication

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