After suffering a severe stroke, the poet Ms. Moem spent several weeks in hospital, eating puréed food and learning how to regain basic skills.

I really love her self-care poem, and I’m not the only one as it even featured in a scene on Coronation Street!

The lovely Ms. Moem says:

“Having had a life changing episode, I know only too well the effect it can have on your mental health.

But it will get better.

When I had my stroke, it was the darkest I have ever felt but slowly and surely I am coming back.

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Talk to someone.

It can help.

Don’t go through it alone.

Check in on your friends, and remember to be kind”.

It was great to connect! Follow @msmoem on Instagram for more incredible, positive & inspiring poetry 💜