Things that really help when you’re depressed

Experiencing abuse and depression are very much from the same ‘family’ of misery if you like. They share so many characteristics that sometimes it’s impractical to make any distinction between them. The effects are the same, at least they are in my experience. What it does do is magnify them a hundredfold however. Self loathing,(…)

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

Or, the alternative self portrait. This is me with my two wonderful little people. We’re happy, we’re smiling. That’s me, their mum. I’m in a t-shirt. You can’t see from the photo but I have marks down my right arm. They’re my scars. I’ve got both external and internal scars, body and mind.  I’m still(…)

Self portrait 

Self portrait 

“And I don’t want the world to see me ‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand When everything’s made to be broken I just want you to know who I am” “When you’ve been fighting for it all your life You’ve been working every day and night That’s how a superhero learns to fly (Every(…)