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...
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...
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...
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 dismissed...
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...
Heartbreak on the Doorstep

Heartbreak on the Doorstep

A few of weeks ago, I was walking home after dinner with a friend when I heard someone crying. I carried on walking but something made me stop in my tracks. I stood still, listening to this person weeping their heart out and felt compelled to go back; they might be...

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