Here's one thing we need to stop doing: blaming other people and things for our emotional states. Sure, I too have been known to say, figuratively, that something outside me has made me really angry or sad. But it's actually believing this that is the problem, and it's a problem because unless we own and … Continue reading YOU CANNOT HURT ME
I meant to write this evening about the positive side to having emotional extremes but there is something else that I feel is more urgent and more important. I hurt someone that I care deeply about yesterday. Someone that I care about more than I perhaps realised until today, and who perhaps cares about me … Continue reading TRUTH: I WILL NEVER DO IT.
I’m 35 years old. I can’t remember living without a mental health illness of some sort crippling my life. As a child, anxiety manifested itself into anorexia, and in turn OCD, and in turn profound depression. I have battled my way through addiction, low self-esteem, social anxiety, general anxiety, that overwhelming sense of doom that … Continue reading ON POSTNATAL DEPRESSION
This is by far the hardest essay that I have ever tried to write. Not because I’m uninspired, not because I don't have enough personal experience to draw on, not because I don’t know what words to use now, but because of all the essays I have ever written, this is one exposes me more … Continue reading GENDER: NO GENDER