I’ve started multiple drafts about this subject but binned them all, because they are – well – a bit depressing. But I want to talk about this. So I’m determined that this writing will be published on my blog. Throughout my adult life I’ve believed that I can outwit my own brain and defeat my … Continue reading Me, myself, and depression: speaking up helped me out of a deadly episode
At the beginning of August, Katie and I moved in to a beautiful suburban house together, just 10 minutes’ walking distance from my workplace, and a mere three-minute walk from the parents. It was the perfect house in the perfect location, as if it was waiting for us to find it. My spiritual side would … Continue reading New home, new feelings: a happy update.
It’s been a little while since my life took on a dramatic shift. I can’t go into specifics right now, but if I were to say to you that I’m now living with my parents aged 26… and using my maiden name again… well, you’d probably catch my drift. This spring has been less than … Continue reading Recovery in Spring: making peace with my vulnerable self
The fact that the body manages to wake up every morning ‘despite it all’ indicates to me that, somewhere in the depths of the unconscious mind, there is a firm, fundamental belief that life is worth fighting for.
So, I learned another life lesson recently: “Be objective and own your shit.” When things don’t go to plan and mistakes are inevitably made, it is so tempting to dive right on into the blame-game. It’s too easy to assume that being the perfect victim in a scenario is the preferred position, in as much … Continue reading Anti-Perfectionism: A lesson on being objective and owning your shit
Yo. February has arrived, and... I’m not so motivated by self-care right now, not like I was in the New Year. I’m not exactly off the rails but I just... give less of a shit. Maybe it’s the added pressure of work getting to me? Maybe. Whatever. I’m very 'chill' right now. It’s the weekend … Continue reading New Year, New… eh, whatever: Feb marks the beginning of the end of the health kick
Hi there! Yeah, it’s been a while since I blogged. Let’s just say that my whole “recovery”/”spiritual healing journey” hit a bit of a speed-bump in September. This speed-bump came in the form of a flu-inducing tick bite, followed by the stress of catching up with work, segueing nicely into a nervous breakdown. I know, … Continue reading Oh hey, New Year: Three life lessons I learned from the Breakdown of September 2017