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Toxic Positivity
Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity

I was sad and dismayed to hear of Anthony Bourdain's suicide last week, just a few days after Kate Spade took her own life. Two celebrities dying by their own hand in one week is further proof that mental illness does not discriminate and the trappings of fame and...

Kate Spade
Kate Spade

Kate Spade

I was sad to hear of Kate Spade's passing this morning. The iconic designer was found dead in her Park Avenue home by her housekeeper. Spade's death is being treated as an apparent suicide and a note was found in her apartment. When a celebrity commits suicide, the...

Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle

I've written about I was diagnosed with Bipolar in 2013, and when I had a nervous breakdown in 2009. It occurred to me that both of those incidents were at times of crisis and rather dramatic as a result. Whilst it's been therapeutic for me to write about these...

Sleep talking
Sleep talking

Sleep talking

My son is now a year old and we've all settled into a routine which functions well - most of  the time. Of course we have days where everything goes a bit wrong, but I've learnt to accept that this is an inevitable part of being a parent. He generally sleeps well...

Fashion for Mental Health
Fashion for Mental Health

Fashion for Mental Health

I've often wondered if fashion can be a force for good, particularly in relation to mental health. Many people would argue that fashion is an insatiable monster of commerce, continually producing an irresponsible amount of product at the expense of its workers and...

Feeling Peachy
Feeling Peachy

Feeling Peachy

I didn't have time to blog last week because I was performing a one woman show, 213 Thing About Me, at the Battersea Arts Centre. The show went really well but now I'm tired and on the cusp of developing a cold, which is  why it's been quiet in my little corner of...

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