Tag: mental health

  • Exercise and Depression

    It’s the most obvious thing you get told when you have depression: try exercise, it will make you feel better. While it’s true it’s also one of the most difficult and hopeless things to even think of. When you have depression getting out of bed feels like a marathon. On the worse days getting through…

  • The Fairy Liquid Myth

    There’s a myth that’s been around for a few years and I’m coming to realise how damaging it is, on very many levels. It’s the myth of the Fairy Liquid Ad. I’m not having a go at Fairy Liquid itself, per se; I’m sure it really does clean with the power of an overnight soak…

  • Five ways to help yourself through depression

    It’s a couple of months since I posted about my depression and I’ve since been to see my doctor and started on anti-depressants. I’m a different person to the one I was a few months ago; I’m cooking, looking after my house and my kids, starting the first module of an Open University degree and…

  • Doing Ok

    So, my posts lately, as well as being ever so slightly erratic, have not been particularly cheerful, have they? Apart from the Saved by CakeĀ one. Cake is always cheerful, unless something goes horribly wrong. Well, I thought I might pop in and say, I’m doing ok. What inspired this? I was hanging washing on the…

  • Saved by Cake

    I remember hearing about Marian Keyes having a bad time but beyond feeling sympathy for her, I didn’t think too much of it at the time. Then over the last couple of years my own problems kind of took over everything. When I saw a copy of Saved by Cake on the shelf in Waterstones, it drew…

  • Gardening for Idiots

    I may have mentioned, once or twice either here or on various social media, that our new house has a garden. Actually, two gardens, the one being a proper garden out the back with flowers and whatnot, and the other being a square of very nice grass outside our front window. The latter is fairly low-maintenance,…

  • Lighting the Darkness: my story of depression

    I’ve been debating with myself whether to blog about this for a while now. I’ve touched on it in a couple of posts, most recently Why I sold my iPhone but wasn’t sure whether to be more open. But a series of small incidents have convinced me it won’t do any harm, and might even…