Lately I’ve been having problems writing, and it’s all related to how my brain is working – or not.
This week has been pretty tough. I don’t have a lot to say so instead will leave you with these quotes. “It doesn’t much matter … Read more
When people talk about reducing the stigma around mental illness, they often liken it to having a broken leg – except it’s your mind that’s broken. But does this analogy really help?
I didn’t attend my PhD convocation. I barely finished the degree itself, as I was struck by a deep depression in my last year of … Read more
I have to confess, I’m not ready for the New Year. I feel as though I’m still stuck in the dying days of 2017, trying … Read more
Note: Edited 22 Jul 2017 to add comment from Alex Riley. I’ve had some conversations about mental health lately that have made me think a … Read more
It’s been a tough week. I’ve had to spend more days in bed than I’d like to, and am feeling the gloomy fingers of depression … Read more
It’s been a cold winter and cool spring here on southern Vancouver Island, with more snow than we’re used to. Right now our upper elevation … Read more
I’ve hesitated to publish this post, as I don’t want readers to get the wrong idea. I don’t want you feel sorry for me, and … Read more
Yesterday after my daily dog walk in the woods (always on the lookout for bears and cougars), I considered doing some writing, quilting, or photography. … Read more