I want to write this anonymously because to state openly that my workplace has made me suffer with anxiety and stress would get me into trouble. I work in an Orwellian environment. You have Snowballs and Napoleons barking orders whilst the Boxers of the farm are given more to do, or in the case of [...]
When I was first suffering with depression in 2013, many friends solicitously suggested using exercise as a way of curing it. I knew it made sense - endorphins make you feel great and exercise releases them. But as I was laid prone in bed Monday to Sunday, these little nuggets of WhatsApp advice went ignored. [...]
He tries his best, bless, as they say round here. I hate to get up with another nag; he calls me his sat nag, I understand what he’s going through. I’ve spent 18 months listening patiently to him. My own circumstances are more trying, but my stoic femininity keeps me going. I asked him over [...]
I posted recently a photo of me one year ago from France when I was a regular consumer of alcohol, a binge drinking machine. Bear in mind that this was August 2016, when I was self-employed and not ravaged by 190 days of teaching. By Christmas, I’d given up on alcohol for good. READ MORE. [...]
Paramedics were attacked by a coach driver as they treated a seriously ill patient in south London, police said. The London Ambulance Service staff called for urgent help during the “disgusting” incident in Camberwell on Tuesday. They had been forced to block the road as they treated the elderly patient. READ MORE.
These impact more heavily on your ability to work than any other illness. However, with the right support, people with mental health problems can thrive in the workplace and enjoy the same opportunities as their colleagues. READ MORE.
Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, particularly [...]
Repeat after me…I’M DYSLEXIC I’M NOT THICK!! From the moment I first entered the educational systems as a freckled faced child I knew I had a problem. Because the system I would be spending the next 15 years of my life in was designed by academics and only worked for those with a leaning towards [...]
An extract from my book "Crap Thanks": Imagine a harbour with millions of little sailing boats bobbing around in the calm waters; in each boat is a lone sailor and in one of them I see myself as a very young child. The huge harbour walls protect the boats against the crashing waves, formed by the [...]
“A thought always precedes a reaction”…absolutely 100% FACT. And as we have and will continue to discuss 95% of all man’s reactions are automatically triggered…absolutely 100% FACT. Brilliant when a sabre toothed tiger is charging at you but bloody awkward when the subconscious overeggs a non -negative situation and creates an internal storyline that might [...]