Side effects

The struggle continues day by day, fighting the fog that covers my mind. Many of my issues with the side effects of the medication mirror others: drowsiness and weight gain being the main two for me. I had hoped that reducing the medication would mean that I would gradually regain my energy. So far that … Continue reading Side effects


slowing down

This past week I had a wisdom tooth extracted, which forced me to slow down and take time off work and stop all of those activities that normally fill time. Instead I read and explored the world of writing that exists online and in print. I am reading Melmoth by Sarah Perry and Other minds … Continue reading slowing down

Thank you

I was going to title this blog with three words: "I am sorry." Three small words with heavy connotations. It is so easy to fall into the trap of routinely saying "I am sorry", when there are better options. Yet sometimes saying "I am sorry" can soften the disappointment that some people feel when you … Continue reading Thank you


It floats towards the mind like a silken thread spun by a spider. Try to catch the thread of the story, the idea, the poem before it breaks into nothing. Be gentle as you weave it into the pattern that suits this moment, this image, this truth, this tale. Gradually the beauty takes form. Images … Continue reading Thread

Hope that the next day will be better than the last

This post is about recovery and healing. I decided that some sunshine was necessary after the serious posts of last week and before I start telling about life in the mental hospital. For a few months following hospitalisation, I struggled to get out of bed and leave the house. It took a lot of effort working with my mental health … Continue reading Hope that the next day will be better than the last