Wash Them Down With Water

Like a lot of people on this planet, I suffer with mental health issues, in particular Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder. Whilst there are those who with treatment are able to work through their problems and come out the other side, for me it is more akin to a chronic illness – it isContinue reading “Wash Them Down With Water”

My Brain, Migraine

The last thing I needed on top of my worsened fatigue, and potential fibromyalgia, were migraines but some faulty wiring and misfiring in my brain has brought them upon me. I have been suffering them on and off for several weeks now and though my GP was sympathetic and helpful, she could only prescribe oneContinue reading “My Brain, Migraine”

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and as a long-term sufferer of Recurrent Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder, I thought I’d share some poems I have written that reflect my mental illness and how I felt.Writing poetry has helped me greatly through my worst depressive episodes and still helps me today. It is, for me,Continue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Journaling

“I read somewhere recently that you shouldn’t wait for a certain moment in time to start something.  So here I am on a Wednesday 29th September at midday starting a new journal…” There are many sources across the internet that champion the mental and physical benefits of journaling.  Other last couple of years I foundContinue reading “Journaling”

Introduction

I have always been interested in creative writing and longed to write something that would be worth published one day, as many a creative soul does. However, a lack of confidence has often kept me from sharing my work with others, and instead I have scribbled and squirreled my writing away. Many aspects of myContinue reading “Introduction”