Neurotypical People Need Therapy
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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 I, rather … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 7
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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 6
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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 5
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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 4
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Simple Pleasures 4

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” ~ Oscar Wilde Simple pleasures… >…when your favourite team wins >…bread sticks and hummous >…a blanket of snow when you don’t have to be anywhere >…watching the waves on the beach >…blowing bubbles >…eating what’s left of the cake mixture out of the … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 3
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Simple Pleasures 3

“One must be prepared to fight for one’s simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements.” Amor Towles Simple Pleasures… >…kissing >…a tidy house >…your favourite poem >…finding old love letters >…strawberries and cream >…the smell of old books >…new lambs >…a good, long laugh >…candle light … Continue reading

I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas
#StartAConversation / Menstruation, Contraception, and Gynaecology

I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas

“Moving from phonetics to etymology, ‘vagina’ originates from a word meaning sheath for a sword. Ain’t got no vagina.” ~ Inga Muscio So, a late night conversation on Twitter last week led me to conduct some more polling. Completely non-scientific, non-generalisable polling of course. I like to think of it as finding out what a room … Continue reading

Mental Illness Isn’t A Motive For Murder. It Just Isn’t.
#StartAConversation / Mental health / Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Illness Isn’t A Motive For Murder. It Just Isn’t.

“The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalise the people who most need our acceptance.  What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, more unashamed conversation. ~ Glenn Close So, as I see that the ‘mentally ill loner’ trope has reared it’s ugly head again, and as pretty unsociable mentally ill … Continue reading