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 […]

I’m a Mess and it Probably Doesn’t Matter

I was out the other day, when my toddly boy got ‘chatting’ with a little girl of ten months. It was rather cute. Her mum and I got chatting too. Within ten minutes we were sharing some pretty deep stuff. She has post-natal depression (PND). She had planned to be having another baby quite close […]

Someone Gets Hurt Until it’s All Fun and Games

It’s a strange concept to me that I needed to be taught the importance of fun. I grew up in a loving, slightly crazy, uber-fun family home. My mum and dad are quite fun people (as the number of photos of them in outrageous costumes at fancy-dress parties will attest). I remember having lots of […]