There has been so much pressure on me. Self-imposed undeniably. Having a chronic illness, living with it, growing alongside it as I entered into adulthood, changed the way I perceived, […]

Two weeks ago I swam on the surface of the water in Sorrento. This statement at this time of year at this location is almost meaningless in isolation. This swim […]

Being unwell in the way I was in the last six months placed me in a delicate position. I had to cede my independence and accept another adult, or more, […]

When I speak about my multiple diagnoses and my journey through various doctors surgeries, medicines and physical maladies I suppose I gloss over a lot of the emotions that go on within me. I can recognise that mentioning once or twice that it was hard, or that I have struggled in the past with my mental health does open a portal for you to glimpse how I was feeling without me still not speaking about it directly. It has been a while since much of this occurred and due to reasons beyond my control I cannot recall these facts in great detail, the knowledge of the experiences and the memories that I do have are still so prevalent and strong in my mind.

I will attempt here to talk about those feelings, why I felt them and what thoughts went through my mind. The reason is simply that we all know someone who has been, is or will be unwell. I am not referring to coming down with a strong influenza virus, but something that has caused enough pain or had an emotional impact which has brought the mortality and realism of the fragility of life in to harsh perspective.

I want to break up this monotony of my sickness and shine a little light on what keeps my mood just so darn bright. I talk a lot about my […]

It’s a hard thing for me to think too much about what I do and don’t have in my life. It’s hard to acknowledge that I am at an age […]

It may be obvious from my neglectfulness this year that my mind has been elsewhere. I feel now that I am strong enough to start to share a little of […]

The experiences that I have gone through in the last month have been so over and under whelming that I honestly started to lose sight of the my big picture, […]

There are places I go to where I find an instant sense of calm and peace. One of those places is the yoga mat. Another is the ocean, or any […]

Today I had a visitor. A close old friend from school. Shrimp. He came over to fulfill a promise he’d made me a while ago. We were going for a […]

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