Severe ME Day 2018

Severe ME Day was begun as a way and a time to remember those who have died from ME/CFS. It is held on the 8th of August because that was Sophia Mirza’s birthday: she was one of the first people in the world to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome listed as the cause of death on … Continue reading Severe ME Day 2018

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Walking Away From My Wellness

Before I get to the meat of this, let me celebrate this historic day by saying CONGRATULATIONS IRELAND! You beautiful, wonderful, brilliant people. Thank you for voting to allow women and other pregnant people to make their own choices about their own bodies. Thank you for voting for people not to be forced to travel … Continue reading Walking Away From My Wellness

10 Ways You Can Help A Mentally Ill Friend

1. Listen To listen, with nothing more attached, is a powerful help. How often you do feel really listened to? Just let your friend talk. Make it clear they have your full attention: put your phone away, allow them to make eye contact with you, and give verbal and non-verbal feedback. Don’t be afraid of … Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Help A Mentally Ill Friend

My “Choice” To Be Bisexual

One person, when I recently told them that I am bisexual, responded by saying ‘Well, that’s your choice’. Here’s a short, sweet explanation of exactly what I have been able to choose about my sexuality. The Parts I Don’t Choose My sexuality. Who I’m sexually attracted to ain’t my choice. For me that can be … Continue reading My “Choice” To Be Bisexual

It’s Okay To Not Forgive

“Forgive and forget” is a maxim that will be familiar to nearly everyone who has grown up in an English-speaking country. After all, the English-speaking countries are historically Christian and forgiveness is one of the central rules of Christianity. In fact, both Christianity and modern culture have a huge culture of forgiveness, and this is … Continue reading It’s Okay To Not Forgive

Therapy Reflection #2

Why are therapists so obsessed with the past? I don’t want to talk about my childhood in therapy. Perhaps I will one day; perhaps then it will be helpful for me. But right now, no. There are reasons for this. Firstly, the reason I’m in therapy is because I want – no, need to change … Continue reading Therapy Reflection #2