Category Archives: health

Not So Grand Tour

Only in sleep am I truly safe. Sadly, sleep is a commodity my increased sense of being unsafe makes extremely rare. I cannot settle at night. Exhaustion eventually takes me in the small hours, which in itself does little to … Continue reading

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Day Terrors

A horrible, horrible weekend in which I have felt unsafe and unheard. As a consequence, last night I was unable to relax enough to sleep until dawn and my already battered body has slipped yet another level down.  Aside from … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

Isn’t it amazing that just a single day a year solves the entire world’s mental health problems? Sorry, I’m being facetious. I do believe in raising awareness and I do believe we need to remove the stigma of mental health … Continue reading

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Cave Of Shadows

Eight days on from the news of my father’s death I find myself in uncharted waters. As I grapple with the need to forgive a ghost and lay some of my own ghosts to rest I am barely held together … Continue reading

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One Of Our Friendly Counsellors Gave Him A Donut

I have many tireds. Nearly all of them. As though I am a magnet for tireds. Obviously I’d rather be a magnet for cake and chips and chocolate and other tasty things that begin with C. But I are what … Continue reading

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The Spirit Is Willing

When the first cosmic spark of life ran through my egg/sperm dividing cells being there may have been a glitch. A good one in some ways, a glitch that meant I would never be especially skilful at adulting. Which is, … Continue reading

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Oh Bloody Hell

Oh dear. Wednesday began with a big old nosebleed. Amazing how much blood a nose keeps inside itself. What does it need all that blood for? Apart from to make dark, crusty bogeys in winter, of course. I’ve probably got … Continue reading

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