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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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Recovery in Spring: making peace with my vulnerable self

It’s been a little while since my life took on a dramatic shift. I can’t go into specifics right now, but if I were to say to you that I’m now living with my parents aged 26… and using my maiden name again… well, you’d probably catch my drift. This spring has been less than… Continue reading Recovery in Spring: making peace with my vulnerable self

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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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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 Red Tent: What it is and why all women need to experience it

Hello my lovelies. A few blog posts ago, I talked about my search for a spiritual family. I believe that I was being called to find a new tribe, one that would teach me what it means be a spiritual being in a human body, and a biologically female one at that. The Sacred Feminine is calling… Continue reading The Red Tent: What it is and why all women need to experience it

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Duff Diaries: The Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival London 2017

"It was an all-round brilliant day and the convention in itself was very well done. However, in case you haven't noticed, I'm a human. Worse - I'm a millennial. So even the most pleasurable of days can leave me with an existential crisis."