• Isolated apologies

    My life tends to follow a pattern. Just as seasons come and go, so do my bursts of energy, my happiness and my friends. I've always struggled to keep up with people who are far away. University was bliss - a group of friends living mere seconds from me. But with adulthood and the 'real world' comes the scattering - the friends pursuing corporate dreams in the London bubble that is known, and familiar, to most ...

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    depression,
    friendship,
    loneliness
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  • The Great Void

    It's like grieving for your former self I have gone My soul has disappeared And I don't know if it will ever return. I don't know where to begin My brain is cotton wool And my heart aches. A black hole inside of me Pulling everything inwards Soon my heart won't even hurt I will cease to exist in this reality.

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    Tags:
    Depression,
    loneliness
  • My Mental Wealth

    My Mental Wealth Story While working in a stressful job as senior manager in NHS, I became depressed and suicidal, lonely and despairing. Something had to change...and it did. I had a break-down or, as I later called it,- a break-through. I went through a process, lifestyle changes, prescriptions and various therapeutic activities that helped me to get my mental wealth back. My mental wealth includes: friendships and time with friends; meditation, both mindfulness and ...

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    Tags:
    metta,
    depression,
    mindfulness,
    despair,
    stress
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