Category: Mental wellness

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The radical changes I need to make #Mondayblogs #Wedswriters

So, I was a bit quiet about it, but I went on holiday for two weeks in the middle of August.  I spent the last two weeks battering around a pile of theme parks...

New Year…sorta…. 0

New Year…sorta….

Yeah, I know, its six days into the New Year and I still haven’t done the promised blog here about how this coming year might look.  And that’s because I’m still not sure.  I...

C is for…. 2

C is for….

I bet everyone can tell what this post is going to be about. Yep. Cats! I love my cats. We recently lost my adorable girl, so after we got everything cleaned (she had a...

How things play out – aka, why it’s taken nearly 11 years to publish Glass Block 6

How things play out – aka, why it’s taken nearly 11 years to publish Glass Block

I’m inches from publishing my first full-length novel under my own name, and I was going to kinda let it pass without comment, and then I thought ‘I think I wanna talk about this’....

Is there an ‘up’ side to bipolar disorder? 0

Is there an ‘up’ side to bipolar disorder?

I know who you are – you’ve just been diagnosed, and you’re thinking that your life is about to end, either metaphorically, or (please don’t do it), literally. I know who you are, because I’ve been there.  Been there several times. So, the first thing I want you to do is go grab a soothing […]

Mental health and self sabotage 0

Mental health and self sabotage

One of the things I’ve noticed about working with people in the mental health community is that most of us are instantly tolerant of the mistakes of others ‘like us’.  There’s a lot of outpouring of support, for example, for Charlie Sheen.  One of the critical problems with this though is that now, anything we […]

Bipolar disorder doesn’t just ‘go away’ 0

Bipolar disorder doesn’t just ‘go away’

Editor’s note – this post got quite a lot of attention recently, so I brought it forward to today…. A recent study conducted under clinical criteria highlighted something terrifying for those of us who live with, love someone with, or care for people in our community with bipolar disorder. (extract) Relapse and impairment in bipolar […]

So, what’s new with you? 0

So, what’s new with you?

I thought I’d do a quick summary ‘update’ or sorts and let everyone know where we are and what we’re up to right now. Books ‘Pictures’ and the ‘Unnamed’ project are doing really quite well – but for reasons I’ll explain in a sec, I’ve been busy with other stuff so they kinda took a […]

When things change 0

When things change

I’ve been on a break from everything – unsurprisingly, in my family, there’s more than one special needs member, and we’ve been spending a lot of time dealing with my daughter.  And then, by the time I discovered I had the time to get on with the stuff that I should, including this blog, I […]