THe Elephant in the Room

This may possibly be the hardest thing I have ever written, but I feel I cannot write about parenting without at some point addressing The Elephant in the Room: Post Natal Depression So many of you will have experienced this, or watched your partner struggle with life at a time when everyone tells you you […]

Mediocre Failures

YES! This! Whoop Whoop! At last somwone has had the balls and the sense to say what a lot of us have been thinking for so long. As an ex-parent governor i have long asked for skills based learning to be introduced, the opportunity for ALL children to discover what they are good at and […]

Time to Talk…again

Mind response to Media headlines about the Greenwings Crash The horrifying events of this last week have left the whole of Europe reeling, but those affected by , or involved in Mental Health Issues are once again finding themselves under attack. I want to take a look – not at the Germanwings case, which is […]

Introducing the Radical Honesty Manifesto. Want to Join my Tribe?

As someone who lives with depression and uses medication daily to manage my condition I often find myself tripping up and not taking care of myself. Scheduling appointments; calling my doctor to make an appointment in advance of needing a new prescription, but not so far ahead that the computer system cannot book me it […]

Why it’s so hard to write the Truth

  They say’ Write what’s hardest to write.’ Write what makes you cry’.’ Be Real’. But what if that very act of writing what is true for you, will break another’s heart? What if your every motivation is to be a kind and  healing force, but your very existence is the epitome of pain and […]

In the Light of Robin Williams Suicide: How did we get it so wrong?

When it comes to mental health and wellness, we appear to have got it all wrong. We believe the rubbish purported in the media and judge each other harshly, never really understanding what it is we are talking about. For example, RAPE is never about SEX! So it makes no difference ‘What she was wearing’, […]

It feels like it’s time…for a list.

Lists seem to be very popular in the blogosphere, so I thought I might compile one: A list of Great Ways to Feel Better.    This seems like a good List to start with because, after all, we all want to feel ‘better’, don’t we…?…Leaves a moment for provocative question to sink in… Why? Why […]

Crisis Coach, Me?

It’s official. Apparently I am a Crisis Coach. You know, that person who you call the minute your world falls apart. The one who always takes your calls, and listens patiently while you talk absolute gibberish and can’t seem to make any sense. Yet I understand completely what it is you are trying to say. […]