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Start A Conversation Today

(Getty Images) “Bad enough to be ill, but to feel compelled to deny the very thing that, in its worst and most active state, defines you is agony indeed.” ~ Sally Brampton Some time earlier this year, I can't remember exactly when, around the time that Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed his plane, I decided that I… Continue reading Start A Conversation Today

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

6 Pillars of Mental Stability

“But I knew it was pure masturbation, because down in my gut I wanted nothing more than a clean bed and a bright room and something solid to call my own at least until I got tired of it. There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and… Continue reading 6 Pillars of Mental Stability

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

More Like Remission Then Recovery?

Recovery noun: recovery; plural noun: recoveries a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Remission noun: remission a temporary diminution of the severity of disease or pain. ~ OED So, I mentioned the other day that I'm feeling better, and that unlike last time I told you I was better, when I was… Continue reading More Like Remission Then Recovery?

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Fighting Depression Is Like The Tortoise And The Hare

"We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing." ~ Jude Law Fighting depression is like the tortoise and the hare, where you're the tortoise… Continue reading Fighting Depression Is Like The Tortoise And The Hare

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How To Be Kind To Yourself

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe >  First, fix yourself a drink. A nice cup of tea or coffee. A cool refreshing glass of fruit juice. A good whiskey or wine. Whatever beverage you think you'd most like right now. And sit down somewhere quiet… Continue reading How To Be Kind To Yourself

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Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

The Days They Don’t Teach You Words For

(Image Credit) "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." ~ Dory, Finding Nemo Today is not a good day. Today I feel bad. Today hurts. I speak four and a half different languages but I still don't know a word to identify the way I feel today. I know that the clinical label is 'Depression' but… Continue reading The Days They Don’t Teach You Words For

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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

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I Am, I Feel

"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." ~ Emily Post For the last three weeks I've been feeling what I've been tentatively describing as better. As in, like, actually better. In the head. Up until now when… Continue reading I Am, I Feel

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Over My Shoulder

"Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them." ~ Salvador Dali One day; a year ago this week, I decided it would be a simply fantastic idea to take a lethal… Continue reading Over My Shoulder

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Time Heals Nothing

(Image Credit) “Time doesn't. All that Time does is make it more distant, put more space between you and what happened. It doesn't heal anything. I don't know how or what does the healing, but it isn't Time.” ~ Mercedes Lackey Many people say that time is a great healer, but I've learned the hard… Continue reading Time Heals Nothing