“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
So, I Got A Little Angry On Facebook, I Did Not Anticipate What Happened Next
"It's not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" ~ Henry David Thoreau I'm sorry I've been missing this week. Just when I'd gotten into a proper posting schedule with themes and everything for the first time in four years, but I kind of got hit… Continue reading So, I Got A Little Angry On Facebook, I Did Not Anticipate What Happened Next
We Need To Be Able To Fit Work Around Our Health
“At heart, I have always been a coper, I've mostly been able to walk around with my wounds safely hidden, and I've always stored up my deep depressive episodes for the weeks off when there was time to have an abbreviated version of a complete breakdown. But in the end, I'd be able to get… Continue reading We Need To Be Able To Fit Work Around Our Health
How To Stay Calm Under Pressure by Raj AC
"I don't panic unless I have to. Wastes energy." ~ Sandra Brown Sarah asked me to write a thing about staying calm under pressure. Apart from being her boyfriend and thus physically closest to her, why me? I'm an anaesthetic and critical care doctor. I have lost count of the number of cardiac arrests and… Continue reading How To Stay Calm Under Pressure by Raj AC
I Survived My First Week At Work!
"Sometimes I'm so tired, I look down at what I'm wearing, and if it's comfortable enough to sleep in, I don't even make it into my pajamas. I'm looking down, and I'm like, 'T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that's fine. It's pajama-y, good night.'" ~ Rebecca Romijn I made it through my first week of work.… Continue reading I Survived My First Week At Work!
How to Project an Air of Confidence You Don’t Really Feel
“A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I'm that diamond.” ~ Solange Nicole So I've been out of work, suffering with severe depression and anxiety, and basically living like a hermit since November last year. But over the past few weeks I've… Continue reading How to Project an Air of Confidence You Don’t Really Feel
So, How Did That Happen?
"Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point… Continue reading So, How Did That Happen?
I Had An Incredibly Positive Experience At The Job Centre. No, Really…
"It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people." ~ Pamela Anderson It would be hard to overstate how worried I was when I arrived at my first meeting with my Job Centre Plus adviser back in December. I expected it to be absolutely horrendous. I mean, I was… Continue reading I Had An Incredibly Positive Experience At The Job Centre. No, Really…
Yes, Thank You, I Am Still Alive
"Everything changes, everything stays the same." Hi. I'm still alive. For those of you who were wondering. Thank you for wondering. Particularly for those of you sent very sweet wondering messages. They meant a lot to me. So where have I been? That's a very long and complicated story that I will endeavour to share… Continue reading Yes, Thank You, I Am Still Alive
Zip A Dee Do Dah
(Getty Images) "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." ~ John Barrowmore You may have noticed that I haven't been around here in a while. I'd like to say that I'd missed you, but to tell you the truth I've been far too busy. I've barely had time to… Continue reading Zip A Dee Do Dah