Mara

Bitterest feeling. This day-job, this occupation, this vocation that I have allowed to be mine – motherhood – is so hard. I gave up paid work to be a failure at this? This important, vital job that is somehow rendered otherwise in society’s harsher views? So, I’m crap at a dud job but I’m meant […]

Purpose on Paper

One of the least useful pieces of advice I ever received following diagnosis with depression was this: ‘Stay in your pyjamas for as long as you like. Take it easy in the mornings’. This is not bad advice┬áper se. It was just unhelpful for me. I do not feel relaxed in my pyjamas during the […]

Depression: a Mini Survival Guide

Do you think that Depression is a minor illness? That it really only proves fatal in the weakest minds? I challenge you to re-think that stance. Do you have depression? Do you tend to ignore it, hoping that if you just get on with things, it will go away? Did someone tell you it would […]