Mindsets in a time of crisis

There will be an end to this Mental Lists We are already making mental lists of what we’ll do when restrictions are lifted completely: places we’re previously talked about visiting or re-visiting, experiences that we’ve read about or seen on TV. Not huge treks, nor extravagant escapades. If you’re hankering for those once-in-a-lifetime happenings then…

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‘Old age’ is no excuse for stupidity

When relatively young people use ‘old age’ as an excuse for ‘purported memory lapse’ it is simply disrespectful. At a time when we all have to be mindful for the well-being of the community I find the weak excuses of the prominent and famous an insult. Does it stem from a sense of entitlement, superiority,…

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Nature Reclaims …

Nature reclaims what man neglects Yesterday my computer decided I’d been having it too easy lately – so it went on strike. Or perhaps it’s having a giant strop. Whatever it is, it thinks it is fun not to let me access the network. I decided to ignore it and go outside to spend time…

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Locking down on Lockdown

Guess what? Lockdown has me beat. I am weary of reading about it. Exhausted by the hot air spouted by those leading the charge against it. Fatigued reading about the fatuous excuses of the rule-breakers in power. Dog-tired of the defiant rule-breakers and their ‘no-one can tell me what I can do’ attitude.You probably get…

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So glad to have you aboard

Welcome to my new followers Over the past week I have been sharing my thoughts on mental health issues. The best – and most useful – personal support strategies I use are writing and image making and it has been these that I have been posting.It has been wonderful to have so many of you…

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Reach Out – Today is World Mental Health Day

With this year’s theme “Mental Health for All” in mind, my focus today is ‘Reaching Out’. Over the past week I’ve shared my poems about my mental health, social attitudes to mental health, and medication.Today is about asking for help, finding my own positive strategies, and about survival. Alone, not lonelyWishing you nearI consider my…

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