The Bucket. #mentalhealthmatters
This made me think beyond Serotonin, Dopamine and trauma. Grief is much like incredible anger without excessive enthusiasm. 🌿Personally🌿 speaking, I crave connection. I need people. I connect, we vibe, my happy bucket fills up. Continue reading
This week has kicked my psychological ass. #EnoughIsEnough‼️ Please check in with your friends and family who you suspect may be struggling. Some of us are excessively vulnerable and particularly sensitive to outside triggers. ❌We cannot mourn a death, but not recognise suicide!❌ Contact SADAG if you need assistance. Each one, reach one. #Xenophobia #AmINext… Continue reading
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, This picture of a woman looking frightened, chewing her nails, used in the www.all4women.co.za article regarding Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), published by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group on their Facebook page is completely misleading as to what GAD actually look like. Continue reading
Look what my Mistress Anxiety made today … Choc Chip biscuits from scratch!
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I’m no Master Baker or Master Chef but I am a Master at living with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I remember my first panic attack at six years of age, vividly. Yes, I’m on meds. Yes, I have a therapist… No, I don’t judge you because you once didn’t call… Continue reading
Serenity Prayer for the anxious.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, There has been a new normal in my life the past six or even eight weeks. While I still felt anxious daily (that never changes), I was also feeling in control, happy, content, relevant, productive and creative. Last night I went to sleep feeling confused, unsure and scared. The… Continue reading
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, My bipolar diagnosis is not a label, it is but a heading for my mental health treatment plan. People may be curious about your symptoms. Use the opportunity to educate your family and friends about mental health. Open the dialogue so that they understand that it is okay not… Continue reading
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I needed to renew a repeat script for Cymgen. A kick ass medication prescribed at my Fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2011. I’m not always sure what the medication does. Where chronic illness ends and Wenchy starts. I’m very certain of what happens when I do not take my medication! Even… Continue reading
“Is there no way out of the mind?” ― Sylvia Plath
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Some say (flashback: The Stig) one does not admit to these subjects in public. What if your clients suddenly believe you are incompetent? What if people think less of you? If that is so, it is their ignorance and not my inability to be real. Anyone who regularly… Continue reading
Which of the me’s is me? The wild, impulsive, chaotic, energetic, and crazy one? Or the shy, withdrawn, desperate, suicidal, doomed and tired one? (Gratitude 12/150)
Gemini, naturally bi-polar? This I don’t know for sure, but I do know the elation of extreme highs and the lowest darkness you cannot begin to imagine… unless like me you suffer from a mood disorder, amongst other things or hallucinate – I don’t have that party trick. No, I am not referring to being… Continue reading
Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.