Blog, Mental Health, Self

Taking antidepressants

“Come on, now I hear you’re feeling down Well I can ease your pain And get you on your feet again” -Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb I’m tethered to my mac by the headphone cable, eyes closed, floating on the familiar cushion of music. I feel a sort of knot, rising in my throat- a physical… Read More Taking antidepressants

Blog, Mental Health, Self, Simplicity

Spending to feel better

It’s just about cold enough for porridge today. Even though I’ve pulled on a t-shirt this morning, autumn is pricking at my bare arms and the wind brings that unmistakable scent, the one where summer starts to sigh and draw languidly to a close. The pan lid tickers away, bubbles escaping from inside and the… Read More Spending to feel better

Blog, Mental Health, Outdoors

Gardening and depression

I noticed on Twitter the other day that this week is #GardensAndHealthWeek, promoted by the National Gardens Scheme. It struck a chord with me – pottering about our garden has brought me a sense of peace and calm whilst I started to navigate through severe depression and anxiety this year. I haven’t talked too much… Read More Gardening and depression

Blog, Mental Health, Self

City-getting ready for a day in the office

A breeze carries the sounds and the pulse of a city waking to a hump day. A slight straining, suits and heels and so many shiny bags. Waiting for the push, the next eight hours. Waiting to conquer it…the prize being able to say: cheer up, itโ€™s almost the weekend. My table rocks side to… Read More City-getting ready for a day in the office

Blog, Mental Health, Self

Yet so far

I wrote this post at the start of 2013 at a time of hard decisions. Since then things have changed a lot. Offices aren’t for me, but if life demands it, you do what you gotta do. It captures my feelings at that time. 6 days to go. 6 days until I suck it up,… Read More Yet so far