All things mental health from a person who has overcome a seriously dysfunctional childhood and survived two mental breakdowns.
My first inkling of the “kids are resilient” myth came from my own mother, when I was 23 years old. I was travelling in Asia and took a phone call about my half brother who had been sectioned. He was a classic case of a drug addict who started young. Smoked his first spliff at […]Read More
When I embarked on my latest sober adventure in May, I actively decided against AA and saying one day at a time. Rather than jumping head first into online sobriety communities, I have spent less time on social media. Immersing myself instead in the things going on inside my own four walls. Many people have […]Read More
Following the news this week, you might be pondering the age old election question: does my vote count? Rather than bombard you with facts and tell you how I’m voting, hoping you’ll do the same, I’d like you to cast your mind back. Way back to 1998 and a song from a Welsh band, with […]Read More
Extinction Rebellion are back in the headlines, reminding us about the climate emergency our government has declared. I’m beginning to think XR might be the best hope we have for fixing our broken society. This is a topic I’ve written about at length over the years. Logical fixes from my perspective include tuning out to […]Read More
My recent decision to deactivate Facebook came hot on the heels of watching The Great Hack – which delves into the Cambridge Analytica scandal. I now view the “harmless fun” of social media in a totally different way. We are mere data points to these giants – to be sold to and manipulated. Coming off […]Read More