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Collapse

Collapse: verb (used without object) to fall or cave in: crumble suddenly: to sink into extreme weakness: (of lungs) to come into an airless state.   There’s a lot of time to think when you are in hospital for two weeks. Seconds, minutes and hours to get lost in your own imagination…or frustrations…or neuroses.  You see things differently when you Read More

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Backwards

I wrote this post a couple of months ago, and today, on #timetotalk day where everybody is encouraged to take 5 minutes to talk about mental health, I thought I’d temporarily come out of blogging retirement and publish it. Backwards: (of an object’s motion) back towards the starting point. So where am I right now. Read More

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Done

Done: no longer happening or existing. “her hunting days were done” Social media and I have had a bit of a falling out recently. I’ve not blogged for ages and have taken a bit of a step back from Twitter. I’ve been mulling over this a lot, and whilst I haven’t definitively come to any Read More

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Resignation

Resignation: A resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one’s office or position. Resignation. What a word! Resigning yourself to something implies settling and making do. It doesn’t scream happiness or excitement. It’s almost dull. Yet resigning can be powerful, enlightening and utterly brilliant. For those of you who follow my blog Read More

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Happiness

Happiness: Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. I didn’t think it possible, A dream I’d always chased. Wishing, hoping, yearning. Not wanting life to be a waste. Courage came from deep within. Forced myself to try. Worked harder than I Read More

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Crossroads

Crossroads: 1. an intersection of two or more roads. 2. a point at which a crucial decision must be made which will have far-reaching consequences. Ever feel like you don’t quite fit? Like what used to work no longer does and now it feels plain awkward, unpleasant almost? I very much feel like I’ve reached Read More

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Tears Bubble

Tears: Lacrimation, or lachrymation, (from Latin lacrima, meaning “tear”) is the secretion of tears. Tears formed through crying are associated with strong internal emotions. Tears bubble under the surface, I will not set them free. They won’t escape, just bubble there; Always a part of me. Sadness washes over at times; Overwhelming, sudden, shock. Instead Read More

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Hope

Hope: Hope is the state which promotes the desire of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or in the world at large. Post natal depression – when you are living it, or watching someone live it – is hell on earth. It’s dark, isolating, terrifying. Intrusive thoughts are your daily companion Read More

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Time Out

Time Out: Noun: a pause from doing something (as work); “we took a 10-minute break”; “he took time out to recuperate,” respite, break, recess; pause – temporary inactivity. If you follow me on Twitter you may or may not have noticed my unusual silence of late. I needed some time out, and from life not Read More

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My 1st Blogiversary!

This week, on Thursday, my blog is officially one whole year old! When I sat down in my lounge – this time almost a year ago – and wrote my first ever post I genuinely never expected to become so involved and in love with a world in which, before that day, I barely knew Read More