In recent days, I have become entangled in numerous written altercations. Not attacks on me – but I have been made privy to conversations that have left people in my world feeling professionally or personally maligned. And it left me thinking how powerful the written word is, how easily misunderstood the written word is, and … Read more War of the Words
Are you sick to death of hearing about depression? How sad we all are now? It’s an epidemic apparently… I know I’m sick to death of hearing about it – not because I lack compassion for those with depression, but because I AM one of those people with depression. Apparently. And how depressing is that?!
I remember, with absolute clarity, the moment my first baby was placed in my arms. I was lying on the operating theatre table, having a caesarean, tearfully asking if all his fingers and toes were present and accounted for. Then the cord was cut, he was assessed and wrapped, and placed in my arms for … Read more Letting Go
Down here, down under, we are full into the swing of the ‘silly season’. For some people, it is a deeply spiritual time – Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Pagans all have religious festivals in December. African-Americans and Japanese people celebrate secular holidays. For others, it is a season for family and traditions and for taking … Read more Faith, Hope & Love
I have an eating disorder. I don’t have any problem with this label – I am bulimic. I have been bulimic (on and off) for 30 years. I have had disordered eating all my life. I have depression. I don’t have any problem with this label. I don’t know if I’ve always been depressed? Perhaps … Read more Full Function