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Me, myself, and depression: speaking up helped me out of a deadly episode

I’ve started multiple drafts about this subject but binned them all, because they are – well – a bit depressing. But I want to talk about this. So I’m determined that this writing will be published on my blog. Throughout my adult life I’ve believed that I can outwit my own brain and defeat my… Continue reading Me, myself, and depression: speaking up helped me out of a deadly episode

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Emerging from Winter: reflecting on my experience of Depression

The fact that the body manages to wake up every morning ‘despite it all’ indicates to me that, somewhere in the depths of the unconscious mind, there is a firm, fundamental belief that life is worth fighting for.

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Anti-Perfectionism: A lesson on being objective and owning your shit

So, I learned another life lesson recently: “Be objective and own your shit.” When things don’t go to plan and mistakes are inevitably made, it is so tempting to dive right on into the blame-game. It’s too easy to assume that being the perfect victim in a scenario is the preferred position, in as much… Continue reading Anti-Perfectionism: A lesson on being objective and owning your shit

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New Year, New… eh, whatever: Feb marks the beginning of the end of the health kick

Yo. February has arrived, and... I’m not so motivated by self-care right now, not like I was in the New Year. I’m not exactly off the rails but I just... give less of a shit. Maybe it’s the added pressure of work getting to me? Maybe. Whatever. I’m very 'chill' right now. It’s the weekend… Continue reading New Year, New… eh, whatever: Feb marks the beginning of the end of the health kick

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Oh hey, New Year: Three life lessons I learned from the Breakdown of September 2017

Hi there! Yeah, it’s been a while since I blogged. Let’s just say that my whole “recovery”/”spiritual healing journey” hit a bit of a speed-bump in September. This speed-bump came in the form of a flu-inducing tick bite, followed by the stress of catching up with work, segueing nicely into a nervous breakdown. I know,… Continue reading Oh hey, New Year: Three life lessons I learned from the Breakdown of September 2017

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The Gender Identity Debate: What’s that all about?

Let’s talk about gender identity! “BLEURGH” I hear you cry, “not ANOTHER lecture about gender identity!” Well... sorry (not sorry). Regardless of whether you believe there are two "and only two" genders, or you believe we should smash the socially constructed binary, or you are on the fence, or hopping between sides, or wherever… it’s… Continue reading The Gender Identity Debate: What’s that all about?

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7 online trends mid-twenties millennials have to try (and often fail) to forget

I'll be 26 this year and this has got me all reflective and shit. So this time nearly a decade ago I was probably lying in the foetal position, due to being a loner misfit, sick of pretending to enjoy the start of the six-week Summer Holidays. The Summer of 2008 marked the end of… Continue reading 7 online trends mid-twenties millennials have to try (and often fail) to forget