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Let it Linger
Let it Linger

Let it Linger

It's been a while since I have written about grief here on the blog, but recently it has been playing on my mind. It has become easier with time and the sharp edges of my loss have become blunted, like a piece of glass smoothed by the sea. Grief ebbs and flows and...

Chemtrails
Chemtrails

Chemtrails

I write about my bipolar, eating disorder and addictions on regular basis and sometimes I fear my readers might assume that I'm pessimistic and maudlin. When I'm well, which is most of the time these days, I'm pretty cheerful. The trouble with talking about mental...

Prevent and Prevail
Prevent and Prevail

Prevent and Prevail

After a long period of relatively decent mental health, I've noticed a dip in my mood and a spike in my anxiety. I've been here enough times before to know that soon enough, I will feel calmer. In the past, relatively small incidents have triggered much larger,...

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Labels

Labels

It took a long time for me to become comfortable with my bipolar; when I was diagnosed, six years ago, I went into shock. After the psychiatrist delivered the news with icy detachment, my blood ran cold and I broke into a sweat. He gave me a prescription and...

The Others
The Others

The Others

I've always been somewhat flamboyant and as a small child I would choose outlandish outfits. When I was a toddler my favourite look was a croupier's visor, a tutu, a bright yellow t-shirt and a pair of red wellies. My parents allowed me the freedom to dress myself...

Skin Deep
Skin Deep

Skin Deep

A few years ago I developed acne, primarily due to stress. It flared up in the last few months of my dad's life, became very bad when he died and it hung around for a few years afterwards. It became worse during periods of pressure; when I was writing my book my...

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