The magical power of Disney

I’d imagine nearly everyone understands how powerful a great film or series can be. That consuming, engrossed feeling that takes over when you’re drawn in by a story. Since lockdown, it feels like binge watching thee latest on-screen trend is one of life’s great pleasures. Documentaries are on constantly in our house, looking in detailContinue reading “The magical power of Disney”

Fu*k mindfulness. I can’t do it.

If you’re looking for a stress solution or REAL mental health care, then I apologise, but this post ain’t it. Can I instead direct you towards the Our Brains page on this website where there are some more practical thoughts and actual places to go and get proper help, support and advice. Go to theContinue reading “Fu*k mindfulness. I can’t do it.”

Grief, resurrected

My grief is heavy. It’s heavy every day from the minute I wake up to the second I drift off again. It sits on my shoulders always, but from time to time it’s quiet and I’ll forget for a bit, then out of nowhere I’ll be reminded of the space that exists, the space theyContinue reading “Grief, resurrected”

Wanted : friend

I think I’m having my first real creative crisis. It’s come from nowhere. 2022 arrived and there seemed to be a world of ideas, projects and opportunities for me to think about. My partner is the one who deserves the credit for everything I’m about to pour out on this post. I was telling himContinue reading “Wanted : friend”


You’re a wearing a hat. Yes, you. You’ve got a hat on right now, even if you don’t realise it, even if you don’t like hats. I imagine you in a deerstalker with the obligatory pipe too. And now you’re frowning, creating thick lines above your eyebrows as you wonder what the fu*k I’m onContinue reading “Hats”

Isolation – the lonliness pandemic

Before I steam in to this post, I need to acknowledge the serious reality of lonliness for some people and make it clear that I’m not trying to pull the ‘woe is me’ card. Although I feel lonliness and am basically isolated, I’m acutely aware there are others suffering and alone in a far moreContinue reading “Isolation – the lonliness pandemic”

Surprise! Stress approaching!

Sunday morning. Breakfast in bed with a steaming, sugary latte and the sound of white noise lingering as the tv news reports murmur and traffic starts to build outside. You munch a pain aux chocolat (because you’re classy…even if the pastry is landing all over your Egyptian cotton sheets) and sip at your coffee, savouringContinue reading “Surprise! Stress approaching!”

Supportive Support

What the f*ck am I going on about? Supportive Support?? The title is catchy and crap at the same time. A bit like me. But despite this there is an idea, or maybe just an opinion 😜, behind all this. This post is dedicated to our collective need for genuinely supportive support. Therapists, counsellors, helplineContinue reading “Supportive Support”

Where did my personality go?

Who am I? Why am I like this? Am I really still the one in charge? Questions I ask myself regularly in bed, normally in the dead of night or when I wake up and feel that dazed and confused strangeness. But the questions happen for a reason. Things have changed since my mental healthContinue reading “Where did my personality go?”

Rejection and the Fear of Rejection

I’ve managed to get a bit closer to my creative mojo over the last few weeks and it’s led me to think it might be an appropriate time to talk about my mental health…again. A recent conversation on a bad (actually terrible) day left me considering whether or not anyone loved or cared for me.Continue reading “Rejection and the Fear of Rejection”