I’m reading a great book at the moment called Love Does by Bob Goff. It’s a religious book in a non-religiousy kind of way that my friend lent me with rave reviews. And one chapter really resonated with me. Bob talks about how he got into law school after failing his LSATS, and being declined … Continue reading Kick Down Some Doors!
We have a rule in our house. We only watch TV (or in our case Netflix) on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Why? Because TV is a giant time waster, and there are so many other things we could do with that time. And watching Telly generally leaves me feeling tired and sluggish and … Continue reading How Crochet is Improving my Mental Health
1st of January is a symbolic time. It symbolises a fresh start, the opportunity to create new habits, in a new year, whilst leaving behind the mistakes and disappointments of the last. And yet for mums down under it is possibly the worst time to begin instituting new regimens: because it’s the middle of the … Continue reading Why You Should See Every Day As New Years Day
I’m making this chapter of my new book Choosing Happy available here, because if someone had told me about rumination, and how to overcome it several years ago, my life would have been a lot simpler! When I first found out I had depression I downloaded and read quite a few kindle books on other … Continue reading Rumination- The Negative Gremlin In Your Head
Did you participate in RUOK? Day this year? Did you have someone in particular you wanted to check on? Someone who you’d been wondering if things weren’t peachy with for a while but you’d been too shy to inquire? I noticed a lot of action on social media. People posting a generalised shout out, or … Continue reading Why RUOK? Day Doesn’t Work
Let’s get one thing straight. Depression is real. It is not something to be trivialized, snapped out of, or sucked up. In fact, trying to do this often makes it worse. I know, because I’ve been there. I would have loved to have been able to give myself a shake and a rueful smile and … Continue reading Give Depression the Bird