A friend told me of an article she saw that said the 2016 election has been bad for peoples’ mental health. I remembered seeing something like that in my Facebook news feed. My first response was : No Duh. But I still thought it sounded like a good challenge, so I decided to look up the article.
I wasn’t expecting it from this source. Actually I had seen this particular health professional about five times and had decided that she knew her stuff. What’s more, I had decided that she was responding to what I was saying to the extent that I felt comfortable with her. A big thing.
But I admit I had forgotten a brief moment in my first appointment with her when she responded to something I said with “you haven’t got a mental illness“. Continue reading
I cringed when I contemplated the time that elapsed between then and now. How long had I been gone? My hand cramped and froze while the cursor hovered over the hyperlink. I could easily determine that duration. But, what would that calculation amount to beyond the number?
In truth, I’ve written and rewritten this post infinitely in time and space. Whether it was one of dozens of drafts that exist tangibly in my documents folder, as a blurb in a journal entry, or on a note in a pile of obscure one liners. Or it was a flitter behind my eyelids as I fell asleep. Continue reading
Dear lovely BloggieFriends, you may or may not have noticed my recent absence, literally and figuratively. I have been tied up with family related matters which I am sure you will hear all about in coming posts.
The award-winning brevity of this post speaks for the totally absent mind of our Only Blogger, Laura P., who pleads guilty as long as you don’t get near her chocolate, chocolate chocolate chocolate cupcake with chocolate, cho…oh hell, y’all know whut I mean. Continue reading
It’s one of those things on which, probably, each of us has a different viewpoint. What’s the worst thing someone could do to me? And then, is it really the ‘worst‘? Or is something else ‘worse‘?
I’ve been thinking, trying to find myself some closure from something that happened in my past. The closure hadn’t come naturally and I’ve realised that perhaps it was because of this. I was hung up by what the ‘worst thing‘ was.
Without wanting to trigger anyone into places they don’t want to go, let me just say that in general we, as a society, have ideas about what is the ‘worst’ harm that could happen to a person. I want to suggest that we don’t always get that right. Continue reading
When Ruby asked me if I’d like to contribute to Canvas I was excited. As in really excited. As in ‘I’m a bit bouncy and excited’ excited. I bounced around for a bit, being all excited and then it started to dawn on me that if I wanted to write something for Canvas I’d actually have to sit down and write something. If I’m honest I sat down to try and write something quite a few times. I’ve always been a perfectionist. And I’ve always been struck by the irony that when you’re a perfectionist there is no such thing as perfection. Continue reading