• 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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  • Blah blah bureaucracy blah

    *CSA trigger warning* Today is one of those days from the undoubtedly popular, but not yet realised tv show 'My day from Hell'... For breakfast, an early morning job centre appointment, to fulfil my WRAG group requirements, in order to receive the life saving benefits (thank you) unjustly ripped, straight from the hard working hands of 'The Taxpayer' or so the red top newspapers would like you to believe. Personally I would prefer 'our' countries ...

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    Tags:
    smear test,
    DWP,
    rant,
    Medication,
    NHS
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  • Depression: A Purge

    Depression: A purge Three words I have come to dread, more than any that could be said 'How are you?': and queries to that effect, I turn my head and look away and change the subject. See I would rather be in bed and I would rather not have raised my hand to brush my teeth today. I would rather have not have dressed myself and I haven't looked in the mirror for days. I ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    inner child,
    Recovery,
    kindness,
    NHS