Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Physical health, Working

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

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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!

Life, Mental health, Working

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

Life, Working

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

Life, Working

Face Value

"Just walk-in like you own the place, everyone will think you're meant to be there." ~ Anon. Most people at some point or other will find themselves with very little idea of what they're meant to be doing. Be that at work, with their families, or in life in general. And so, just as we… Continue reading Face Value

Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Working

Return to Work

I've just finished my first day of work since March, and I'm shaking like a leaf. It was okay though. Far more mundane, much less daunting, than I expected. It was only a four hour day. I'm doing a phased return, so I'm working four hour days for the rest of this week, then six… Continue reading Return to Work