A lot of people, myself included, would say that mental health issues isolate the sufferer. They make you believe that you are a burden to everyone. They make you feel paranoid that everyone is talking about you. They make you question your self-worth, and sense of identity. You lose sight of where you fit –… Continue reading Button Bashing
As most of you know, 2017 was not my year. Or maybe it was, depending on your perspective. I am alive to see the beginning of 2018… I survived 2017… so I guess that counts for something. It is only because of a stellar group of support people – my champions, as I have previously… Continue reading Working on my tan
I haven't been online in a while... in the blogging sense. I have, instead, been absolutely (happily) overwhelmed with my other life - which is work. I, unlike an overwhelming percent of the population, actually love my job. Maybe it is because I created it from the ground up, I am my own boss, and… Continue reading Love: put a Ring on It
Today, I am in remission. I know that ‘remission’ is not a word often associated with mental health. But I think it should be. Remission is defined as, “a temporary diminution of the severity of disease or pain.” I am still on medication. I see a therapist and GP every week. I see a case… Continue reading The Stigma of Remission
I am taking time out from my usual mental health awareness posts, to discuss the proposed legislation changes in Australia in regards to marriage. This is a topic about which I am extremely passionate, and I believe that we need to consider some of the facts regarding this issue. For the purposes of this discussion,… Continue reading Voting No? Read this First.
Today, I am sad to be part of this world. I am sad to be part of a world where the suffering of others has become a second, or third, or fourth priority - if a priority at all. Where has our humanity gone? Where is our empathy and concern for our fellow man? Recently, I… Continue reading Cocktails Over Compassion
I have a five-year old niece. She is absolutely stunning. She has gorgeous blonde curls, big blue eyes, and the most gorgeous pink lips. These traits of hers are commented on often. By friends... by family... even by strangers. "Aren't you pretty?" they ask her. "Look at those gorgeous curls!". Pretty. Beautiful. Gorgeous. These are the… Continue reading Pretty in Grey