After spending three years working on mental health improvement, it really is very galling to accept a slip back into insanity. Yet apparently acknowledging the problem is the first step … Continue reading Virtual insanity
We live in an age of labels – attention deficit disorder, asperghers syndrome, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, pain-in-the-arse. All these conditions existed long before they received a formal diagnostic … Continue reading Hypervigilance
I fell in a hole. Then I crawled back out. It’s 35 days since I touched down on terra firma. Jet lag’s done and dusted, the big adventure receding into … Continue reading Down down down… then up we go
Before I had a complete nervous breakdown, I was a completely different person, and I realised recently, I keep waiting for that person to come back. For better or for … Continue reading Then & Now
Sidling away from the happy tales of carefree travel for a moment, mentally I’ve plummeted into a bit of a hole. It could be worse – it could be a … Continue reading Back down the rabbit hole
The things you say and do can be triggering to me. No matter how recovered I may look – or feel – there are circumstances that instantly make the eating … Continue reading Weighty words
I live in a house, surrounded by nature. I sit in bed of a morning, watching native birds sing in the tree outside my bedroom window. I can see the water. I can hear the waves. I can watch the sunrise. These things are always here. They always have been. I’ve lived in this house for 16 years.