make. do.

Many months ago, I wrote about making this year the Year of Fun. My Mum reminded me of that the other day. And we both laughed heartily. Winter has been a tough season. Weeks of minor illness in the family, solo-parenting for a week while my husband was away for a conference, the death of […]

With You In It

“If I could say anything to a depressed person right now, it would be: ‘You are loved. You have worth. And the world is absolutely better with you in it.’” Matthew Reilly, quoted in The Weekend Australian Magazine, June 23, 2012. I spent a day on my parents’ couch yesterday. Struggling to recover from the ‘flu, there […]

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 per se. It was just unhelpful for me. I do not feel relaxed in my pyjamas during the […]