The role our story plays in defining us…..

“It was only when I was ready to give up every story I ever believed about myself that I remembered that I am, and have always been, here as a whole, no matter what my mind or body may be experiencing. It is as if stories of being broken make us feel special for being…

To you……

“To the child who grew up in the realm of ‘cant’. To you who lived ‘never enough’. To the one who came home to no one there, and there but not home. To the one who could never understand why she was being hit by hands, words, ignorance. To the one whose innocence was unceremoniously…

It’s OK – A Guest Blog from Finding Myself Young….

It is my pleasure to introduce my first guest blogger Toni from Finding Myself Young who is writing about the birth of her first child and her experience of depression. Toni is a young Mum of a beautiful baby girl who writes about her journey from a controlling marriage, her new love, her journey through…

Dreams, sorrows, and wisdom…….

“Dreams are about making us live life to the fullest, sorrows are about learning who we are, and wisdom is what we achieve from experiencing both.” – Unknown We all dream. As a little girl I dreamt I would grow up to marry a Prince, when I was a teen I dreamt I would marry…

The milky froth on the cappuccino….

B.F Skinner argued for half a century that all of mental life was mere epiphenomena, the milky froth on the cappuccino of behaviour. When you flee from a bear, this argument goes, your fear merely reflects the fact that you are running away, with the subjective state frequently occurring after the behaviour. In short, fear…

Divorce not just from a husband…..

If going through separation and then divorce with a toddler and severe depression isn’t enough to live with, the divorce you suffer from family, friends, and work colleagues is enough to send anyone into complete darkness, into a vast maze where there is no escape, over a cliff that plunges you down a rock face…