in Food & Drink Love It Check Out These Mouthwatering Cakes That Are Actually Healthy! by Kristina March 3, 2017, 10:28 am 8 Votes 5 Comments Share Tweet Pin #11 Cheesecake View this post on Instagram Notella cheesecake made for @wanderlustausnz in Canberra! Recipe is in my ebook. I had a 16 hour work day yesterday and I suspect today's going to be the same. I'm trying to finalise lots of things before my trip to Sydney tomorrow. Have I said that I'm looking forward to the break over Summer? Xo A post shared by Anthea (@rainbownourishments) on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:20pm PST Share Share on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Twitter MoreReport #12 Wonderland cake View this post on Instagram I want to talk about something that's overwhelmed my life over the last decade, more than the magnificence of this Wonderland cake. 9 years ago, my best friend passed away in a bizarre accident and Over the last 9 years, I've been trying to overcome severe complex-PTSD from her death. PTSD doesn't only happen to war veterans, those subjected to sexual abuse or even those who were even present at the traumatic event. Up to just a few years ago, I'd get horrible flashbacks up to 3 times a day. The incident would re-enact as if it was happening that second and I'd start sweating profusely, crying or dissociate. The intense flashbacks eventually receded but were followed by nightmares every single night for years. I knew perfectly well she was dead, but the intrusive memories were relentless. I was mostly functional on the surface and definitely was not a dangerous person. I maintained friendships/relationships, well-respected jobs, excelled at uni, moved interstate etc. I rarely got angry at anyone or broke down in front of anyone. On the other hand, my c-PTSD got too much to handle, I didn't look after my body and my body suffered for years (that's a whole other story). Mental illness can happen to anyone and it can emerge in so many ways. My blog and cake business has helped a lot as I can express those complex thoughts through my detailed cakes. The love that I still have for my friendship is conveyed through the amount of effort I put into my cakes/recipes. With all of the amazing things I've gotten up to over the last decade, nothing will make up for her death. The least I can do is be open about my mental health journey so that I can hopefully help other people out there. Anyone experiencing mental illness or health issues do not have to suffer alone xo A post shared by Anthea (@rainbownourishments) on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:45pm PST Share Share on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Twitter MoreReport Read LaterAdd to FavouritesAdd to CollectionReport Pages:Previous 12Next post What do you think? 8 Points Upvote Downvote Browse and manage your votes from your Member Profile Page Share Tweet Pincakefoodrawrecipesugarfreevegan Written by Kristina 5 Comments Leave a Reply I know about this Instagrammer. I discovered them when I was doing a post for my foodie blog. Log in to Reply Im hungry right now…… Log in to Reply So colorful! Log in to Reply Im hungry right now Log in to Reply Same here, Trafalgar Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.