Q & A
What is your mental health issue?
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, social phobia.
What kind of camera & editing software do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 200D but I use principally my iPhone 6S. Good natural lights are required for good photos! I edit my photos with Snapseed on my iPhone and Photoshop on my Macbook.
What is your favorite movie?
It’s a hard question, if I must grab just one movie I think it’s Home Alone.
Why do you love minimalism?
That improves my mental health and life.
How do you deal with self-harm?
Currently and since a few years, I do not deal really with self-harm but sometimes that’s can happen a little. I try to change my mind by clean the rooms. When I want really to do it and my arms hurt me I apply band-aid at the place. That’s work!
How long have you had problems for?
It started in the middle school around my 10 years old with social phobia. And my anxiety, depression because of the school bullying has followed. In July 2015 when I was an adult I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder too.
What is your favorite self-care?
My blanket. Minimalism. Skiing. Disneyland. Traveling in solo. And tv shows.
What is your favorite tv show?
I have a lot of favorites and that’s change at each season but my biggest is Law and Order: SVU.
What help you in your mental health?
Minimalism, challenge my own challenges.
How do you deal with depression lows?
It depends why I have a depression low but watching tv shows is a good help.
Do you love to travel? And how do you deal with your anxiety on travel?
I love traveling despite my anxiety, in the next years, I would like to travel a lot and discovering new countries, cultures, learn new things on this world. Deal with anxiety on travel is something of hard, I have found the solution to take some travel essentials who help me to fight my anxiety. I did a post about here.
Do you love to spend money when you are in bad moods with your mental health?
No! I did all the contrary, I’m minimalist and even if it’s a little hard do not spend money when I feel not good with my moods. It’s my challenge and I love this challenge. When I’m bad, spend money is the last thing that I do except if it’s something on my list to buy and I wanted this thing since a lot of months.
How do you stay organized?
To do lists and my Erin Condren planner! When you are minimalist it’s easier to stay organized too because you have less things. So, less to organize.
What is your favorite season?
Winter for the snow covered mountains and skiing.
Dvd, Netflix, Prime Video?
Netflix and PrimeVideo. As a minimalist, DVDs take spaces, streaming online, no!
What is your favorite thing in life?
Challenge me, take new adventures.
How are you when you are depressed?
Tired, principally tired, I can sleep all day.
Why do you love blogging?
That’s helps me in my mental health.
Since how much time do you see your psychiatrist? How many times do you see your psychiatrist by week?
June 2009. During a time I saw a second psychologist but she was pregnant and after I did not see it anymore. Once by week. Sometimes, I do not see her every week, as during vacations, I can do not see her during 3 weeks in the row.
You are minimalist, how do you love to buy online or in shops?
ONLINE, ONLINE, ONLINE, yes! Buy online, that’s let more the control and the time to thinking, if yes or no, I need of this thing. I mark it and set aside, if I do not see better elsewhere. Sometimes, I can set aside more that one month for thinking if I need it. In stores, you can’t to do that And online you can find deals or promos codes. Another thing from France I buy a lot in the USA because I find the thing more as I want so it’s not a choice on this side to buy online.