Tales from the Psych Unit

Tales from the Psych Unit

Today is World Suicide prevention day and in its honour, I am going to share a rather personal story. It is so important that we become comfortable talking about this very difficult and painful subject because while it is shrouded in secrecy and shame, more people...
Tribute to a Therapist

Tribute to a Therapist

My therapist of 16 years died last month. She had been fighting cancer for a long time and, from what I understand, she was ready to go. I was both expecting and dreading the news. I knew she was dying but nothing can soften the heart-dropping reality that someone you...
The Face in the Smartphone

The Face in the Smartphone

I always assumed that I couldn’t wear yellow. This dress from Kitri is out of my comfort zone given its colour, empire line and lack of print. I feel a little odd wearing it, even though it is pretty on brand for me; a long, 70s inspired dress isn’t...
High and Dry

High and Dry

It’s been over six months since I went sober and it’s something I’m frequently asked about. People assume that I must have an iron will not to succumb to the temptation of a delicious, mollifying glass of wine. I guess that’s true to some...
‘Mastering the art of what I have left’

‘Mastering the art of what I have left’

It was a muggy Saturday afternoon and I felt bleary and bewildered after being up all night with a fractious toddler. I was on my way to interview a woman named Heidi Herkes who I’d never met before. She’d had been introduced by a mutual friend over email. My friend...
Recovery

Recovery

In my last blog post, I wrote about my recent eating disorder relapse. I received so many lovely and supportive comments and I appreciated every one. As I progress through my recovery, I realise it is not a linear process and there have been several bumps along the...

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