Not so bad after all

Here I am back again (again). Must write blog. Must write. Specifically, I am honouring Erin at Daisies and Bruises who just came back from the slough of despond and WROTE!! Last night in South Australia we had a once-in-fifty-years weather event which brought down 23 electricity pylons and blacked out the entire state forContinue reading “Not so bad after all”

When will things be RIGHT?

Hello Kind Readers (if any of you check back here), I am in the grip of a two-year plague of procrastination and holding back from whatever I am holding back from. Somehow I am writing this, so I have now conquered a tiny section of it, inspired by commenting on Lori Stone’s piece, The hardContinue reading “When will things be RIGHT?”

Breakthrough flash of insight!!

After having a dream last night that kept recurring in different forms, I’ve had a real breakthrough insight into what my depression is all about!! Amazing! Now this may be a real no-brainer to everyone else, BUT, I’ve discovered that [due to my upbringing] I know fuck-all about relationship maintenance! My relationships become un-rewarding forContinue reading “Breakthrough flash of insight!!”

We need this program in Oz: Ruby Wax’s Mad Confessions

Reflecting on a british TV program about mental illness and wondering whether I am experiencing stigma.

Finding hope

I’ve joined the 52 blog posts in 52 weeks blogathon started by Bronwyn Clee, so I thought I would announce my theme. My personal goal is to find hope for the longer term future for myself. If you’ve ever visited this blog before you might have noticed I get visited by the Black Dog quiteContinue reading “Finding hope”

Generous me (?)

I’m a bit sensitive, I can over-think & sometimes worry about what I’ve said or done later on. I’m a lot better than I used to be and more certain of the “rightness” & “ownership” of my thoughts, words & actions. However, I can get “attacks” of self-obsession when I’m more depressed, but nowadays myContinue reading “Generous me (?)”

Cutting the rave short to post!

Today some of my Twitter friends seemed to be getting very concerned about what has happened and what may be happening soon, to the Australian health system. I am a little worried about progress on mental health care, but not convinced that the government can force much privatisation on the populace. First, several Tweeps wereContinue reading “Cutting the rave short to post!”