#StartAConversation, Blogging & Online

Why I Still Love Social Media

I've not had anything to say here for a long time. Or, that's not true. I've had about as much to say as usual, but often I've barely had the executive function to write it down. Too many health issues. And when I have I've kinda been writing a book. So, I've been hanging out on… Continue reading Why I Still Love Social Media

Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology, Mental health, Physical health

My Mirena Coil Experience

  “You should never make a decision the day before your period.” ~ Miranda J. Barrett I had a Mirena coil fitted in May last year. That's the intrauterine device that releases a low, localised dose of progesterone as opposed to the one that doesn't use any hormones. I've been meaning to tell you about it… Continue reading My Mirena Coil Experience

#StartAConversation, Mental health

What’s It Like Being A Borderline?

“In some ways, com­ing to terms with my­self and work­ing to­ward re­cov­ery has been like say­ing “I love you” to some­one but keep­ing a loaded gun hid­den in your back pocket, just in case that per­son pisses you off enough.” ~ Kiera Van Gelder So, those of you who follow me on Twitter may know that I've… Continue reading What’s It Like Being A Borderline?

#StartAConversation, Mental health, Relationships

Neurotypical People Need Therapy

“Someone's therapist knows all about you.” ~Dominic Riccitello Neurotypical should have therapy so that they are better able to navigate their inter-personal relationships more effectively - especially with us non-neurotypicals who've had to go through it already. This is something I've thought about a lot lately, and actually feel quite strongly frustrated about now. See… Continue reading Neurotypical People Need Therapy

Blogging & Online, Mental health, Working

I’ve Found A Resolution I Can Keep For 2017

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ~ Audre Lorde Okay, so I know that I said this time last year that I didn't think January was the right time to be making resolutions, that we should all maybe think about postponing them to 1st… Continue reading I’ve Found A Resolution I Can Keep For 2017


Simple Pleasures 7

"Our pleasures were simple - they included survival." - Dwight D. Eisenhower Simple pleasures... >...butterflies >...children playing >...watching the sun rise >...when you finish unpacking >...new underwear >...looking through old photographs >...realising someone really likes you >...when a cat comes and sits on your knee >...finding out the collective noun for hedgehogs is a prickle… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 7

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Physical health

I’m Never Going To Be On Time, Get Over It

“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.” ~ Evelyn Waugh I am always late. Always. For everything. No... wait... that's a lie. I manage to be on time to catch flights. But that's only because airport arrivals are designed just right for me. They ask me to be there three hours early. Then when I'm… Continue reading I’m Never Going To Be On Time, Get Over It


Simple Pleasures 6

"Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated." ~ Confucius Simple pleasures... >...spaghetti and meatballs >...spending your first night in a home of your own >...a great art exhibition >...your playlist from a great holiday >...pondering nice memories >...holding hands >...a gingerbread man >...when you're learning to do something and it all… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 6


Simple Pleasures 5

"People who delight in simple pleasures and who manage to smile in spite of the difficulties they face have the clearest vision." ~ Dodinsky Simple pleasures... >...watching a firework display >...the scent of your lover's neck >...Sunday morning in bed with breakfast and the papers >...looking at a sunflower >...becoming engrossed in writing >...winning in… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 5



"There are risks to antidepressant treatment, but the risks of untreated depression are worse." ~ John Bailey So, the second time I was sick enough to start taking medication the first one they put me on was duloxetine - brand name Cymbalta. This was after I'd taken an overdose and then begun self harming. The… Continue reading Duloxetine