Depression

Depression has been an almost constant companion for  over thirty years. For the first dozen (or possibly more) of those, it went undiagnosed; I was simply aware that my mood, which while never especially light, would descend into prolonged dark spells where I would withdraw from the world and become even more reclusive and introverted... Continue Reading →

Surviving

A couple of days ago, for the Food 4 Thought meme, I wrote about my particular take on the #MeToo movement. While it cannot be denied that it has, quite rightly, brought the plight of what women have had to endure from male entitlement for far too long out into the open, it doesn't, I... Continue Reading →

Word for Wednesday – Disconsolate

Disconsolate /(dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt)/ adjective sad beyond comfort; inconsolable disappointed; dejected I wouldn't, perhaps, go as far as saying I'm inconsolable, but "disappointed" and "dejected" are certainly accurate descriptions on my current frame of mind. A log-standing friendship has recently come to an end. It was one that was particularly special to me. I don't know the... Continue Reading →

Pain

Imagine for a moment that you've just eaten an ice cream, or drunk a very cold drink and that you've done either of these activities just a little bit too quickly. You will, almost certainly have experienced the "brain freeze" sensation; that sharp momentary pain as your brain tries to process the sudden reduction in... Continue Reading →

Word for Wednesday – Complication

Complication /kom-pli-key-shuhn/ noun a condition, event, etc, that is complex or confused the act or process of complicating a disease or disorder arising as a consequence of another disease something that introduces, usually unexpectedly, some difficulty, problem, change, etc. that complicates or frustrates - e.g. her coming was a serious complication the act of forming a unified idea or impression from a number of... Continue Reading →

Darkest Depths

Prompt: "G is for Greyscale" #SinfulSunday has been one of my favourite memes since the very start of my blogging career, I love it for its creativity, but, above all, I love it for its sense of community, its inclusiveness, and the way that it fosters the concept of body positivity to enhance each participant's... Continue Reading →

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