Apparently December is the time when suicide rates are at their highest, so I would like to start the festive season off with this cheery post on depression. I have been affected by depressive episodes for most of my life and they can last anything from a few weeks to - in one case - … Continue reading On Dealing with Depression
It's that time of year where most people around me still focus on what is coming up - more specifically, how to make the best out of the Christmas and New Year festivities. It is also the time most people relax and reward themselves for their achievements, most likely indulge in chcolatey goodness and drink … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – Why I make mine early
I woke up this morning and decided it is time to get my shit back together. Over the last few months or so I have lost it a bit. Looking back, I can clearly see why: the last year and a bit have been a whirlwind of events, one thing more stressful than the other. … Continue reading It’s time
As I am sitting here in a fever-induced state of complete indifference on just about any issue currently facing me, I am also pondering on exactly what it is that keeps me from sitting back, relaxing and realising that - just sometimes - enough is actually good enough. I've always been an ambitious woman. Clever … Continue reading When enough is enough
Whether said in jest, in exasperation or out of the bottom of their hearts: I have heard the statement 'God, I wish half-term was over already so you lot can get back to school and give me some peace' a number of times over the last few years. A lot of the time, the sentence … Continue reading Is it ever okay to say you dislike spending time with your children?
Be honest - what is the first thing you think of when you think of Christmas? Is it the visit of family and friends? Is it the presents? Or is it the huge meal of succulent Christmas-pudding-stuffed turkey with roasted everything covered in chocolate and served with Brandy mince pies? If, like me, you're a … Continue reading 5 Tips on How to Survive Christmas on a Diet