I recently completed a piece of mindfulness homework that had an unexpected effect on me.
It seems the wonderful people who run the blog at Mind thought it was pretty special too. They asked me nicely to remove the swear-words, and then… they published it. Continue reading
In a conversation about mental illness. I ticked off the people in my life who’ve led me to experience the rockier road of mental health but it wasn’t until later that evening I realized I’d forgotten to include myself… Continue reading
My youngest child holds a special fascination for me. K has always maintained she has my mannerisms and facial expressions – certainly my temperament! From the moment she was able to involve herself in the family communications, the evidence to support his case grew and grew… Continue reading
Not nearly enough is written about Borderline Personality Disorder, and often what little there is, however insightful, leaves you with a foreboding sense of the enormous obstacles preventing us from functioning on a similar level to those free of this frustrating and debilitating condition… Continue reading
This is just a short post to let you know about a piece I wrote recently for Black Dog Tribe, a website launched last year by comedian Ruby Wax with the aim of providing a sympathetic user-generated community for those affected by mental health issues. Websites like Black Dog Tribe have an important role to play in … Continue reading
In my early teens I began to experience overwhelming, unshakeable mood swings that, like a lens applied to my perspective, coloured my life. I would feel them starting, a slow-motion crushing sensation, like being caught in an industrial compacter, and I would be filled with dread. Continue reading
My Sunday morning got off to a good start with the presentation of the Highly Esteemed Versatile Blogger Award. So I must be doing SOMETHING right! Continue reading