2021 – One Heck of a Year!

Well, it’s now 20:30 on Friday 31st December 2021 and what a year it has been, both for myself and the world in general! Covid-19 is still causing havoc in the world – and scientific illiterates are still denying that it exists! I’ve lost several...

A Week Without Self-harm

Photo by Hailey Kean on Unsplash Well, it is now 11 pm on Monday 5th April and it is 7 whole days (give or take a few minutes) since I last self-harmed by cutting myself. Yay for me! The last time I self-harmed I was actually a patient on a hospital ward following...

Lonely is the Hardest

Look out the window at the crowded streets belowSeems everybody has someplace to go.Look in the mirror with far away eyesCry in silence at a wasted life. Do you believe when I tell youThat lonely is the hardest.Do you believe when I tell youThat lonely is the hardest...

Use the KonMari Method to Tidy Your Mind

Your home is living space, not storage space. Francine Jay As someone whose OCD manifests as hoarding (as the few people I’ve ever let in my flat can testify), this article by Brad Stulberg for Outdoors magazine so resonates with me! “There’s growing...

Time is a Great Healer…?

A great article on grief. I wish this site had been up in 2008. No, time definitely isn’t a “great healer”! Last week was the 11th anniversary of my mother’s death and the pain is still as raw. I had the 11th anniversary of my mam’s death...