For today’s blog I thought I would write a bit about the various aspects of suffering with a mental illness and in some cases my own experiences of them. This isn’t by any means meant to be a complete guide to depression or an encyclopaedia of anxiety, but I hope it some way it helps… Read More A rough guide to depression
Music is a very powerful medium. It has the ability to take us back to all sorts of places that we’ve been to during the course of our lives. For example, Stan by Eminem will always remind me of meeting my partner for the first time back in 2000, simply because it was playing in… Read More Songs to chill out to
Being all warm and cosy inside in the winter when the rain is lashing down outside. Late afternoon walks in the countryside in autumn time. Chilling in a sun lounger on the patio with a good book and a bottle of cider on a hot day. Driving in the countryside during the autumn when all… Read More Things that make me happy
Apologies for the lack of blog posts over the past week. I’ve kind of gone from posting 5 days a week to posting absolutely nothing. It has been a particularly trying week though this week. My partner had to be admitted to hospital for yet another operation on Tuesday so my focus has really been… Read More Making progress, slowly.
I’ve been off of work for almost 9 months now and I’m bored. I’m bored of lie-ins, bored of what little mind-numbing daytime TV I watch and bored of the most exciting part of my week being when I get to go to Tesco and do the big shop. When I first approached my then… Read More Don’t let Twitter rule your life
Mental illness and guilt go hand and hand in my experience. Whenever the black dog rears its ugly, scraggy head along comes the accompanying guilt, and it’s about as welcome as a wasps nest at a summer barbecue. But why do feel so guilty just for being unwell? More so, why do we feel so… Read More Why do we feel so guilty for looking after ourselves?