Tag Archives: adversity

Still

It’s ten years ago,  I didn’t even realise until late tonight that it’s the anniversary. I remember rocking, my head banging against the wall, I recall the hysterical crying, the blurred vision and the noises in my head. I know … Continue reading

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When all is said and done

The Community Psychiatric Nurse was very friendly. We chatted backwards and forwards about how I was and what help they could offer right now. We talked about the level and type of medication I am on and whether it is … Continue reading

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Reversed polarity

I finished the resilience training and the delegate came over to talk to me. They admitted that they had been resistant to attending the course assuming that it would all be platitudes and not relevant to them. As we dug deeper it … Continue reading

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Traction

  I raced down the hill trying to stay close to Jo’s back wheel. He’s fast, far faster than me but also kind enough to drop back and help me slipstream him to join the others because he knew that I … Continue reading

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Acceptance

As Easter Mondays go it was one of the more inspiring and enlightening. In truth I hadn’t noticed the day when I booked the tickets. Something that a number of us must have been guilty of, including our host Dara … Continue reading

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The H Bomb

This week saw International Happiness Day, cue the rush of people writing a tie in blog post. Normally I ignore these but I was drawn to the one written by Sukh Pabial. In it he muses on the nature of … Continue reading

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Bottled

I’m struggling to write for the blog these days. Hell, I’m struggling to write at all. Each week after therapy I diligently try to write a journal. Some weeks it is better than others but the reality is that it … Continue reading

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Maybe there’s a road

Tomorrow morning, I won’t be taking a tablet for my mental health. That’s the first time I can say that in about a year. True, on Wednesday I will be taking a tablet as my withdrawal from medication has to … Continue reading

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The calm before…

It’s been an eventful day, England won the first Ashes test, Chris Froome accelerated away from his rivals in the Tour de France to win on the summit of Mont Ventoux and yet I sit quietly, unusually passive in the … Continue reading

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You do it to yourself

I wrote last week about the difference between “They and We”. After writing the post I was reminded of a song by Radiohead called “Just”. The chorus lyric goes “You do it to yourself, you do And that’s what really … Continue reading

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