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Why having a mental illness is in itself traumatising tricycle
I had a difficult childhood. I wasn’t abused. I wasn’t bullied. I didn’t have cancer, my parents didn’t get divorced, I wasn’t in a car crash and I didn’t loose a sibling. Yet my childhood was a very difficult part of my life. When I was 8 I had scarlet fever. It’s not that common...
Mental health: Walking through the pain walking
A few years ago I went hiking in Cogne, Italy, in an attempt to better my mental health. For the most part it did, but not in the ways I expected. This could have been because climbing mountains wasn’t a gentle stroll through the woods that most people expect when they think of mindfulness. Climbing...
Does Hollyoaks’ Maxine deserve our judgement or sympathy? hollyoaks
We live in a very black and white world. Everything is either good or bad, right or wrong, bitter or sweet, sick or healthy. This is especially true if the topic at hand is something that we have trouble understanding, like mental health issues. Thanks to social media (1) and various different media campaigns, common...
Why we should listen to boredom bored
I am bored... I noticed it a couple of months ago when I was walking around an art gallery looking at portraits of religious figures I knew nothing about. I noticed it when I was in a maths lesson learning equations I would probably never use in real life. I noticed it today when I...