Duty Of Care

Last Thursday, I was supposed to have a call from my therapist. They had discharged me a few weeks ago because they thought they couldn't help me any more. From being "the client with the worst scores" on the Anxiety and Depression scales (their words) two weeks before, I was suddenly discharged, after a couple [...]

Naming The Nameless

Sometimes when I’m in a funk, I don’t have the words to describe how or what I’m feeling. I don’t want to do anything. I have no motivation. I don’t want to look after myself. I don’t want to get out of bed. I don't know what to do. It’s at this time I try [...]

Escape To The Countryside

Over the last few months, in an attempt to train for another Camino de Santiago in the summer (we can hope!), I’ve been going for long walks on weekends. I’ve found this times a very fruitful way to clear my head, especially when I’ve felt trapped inside during lockdown. It’s strange because I never used to be [...]

Something Has To Give

I’ve thought and written a lot about productivity recently. I lament over the fact that I can’t always do everything I want to in a day. I obsess over trying to do “too much” and tick off everything on my To-Do list. This has meant that my time over the past few months has felt [...]

Communicate Better, Communicate More

If others don't know, there's no way they can help. I cannot expect people to help me if I refuse to let them in and let them see my struggles. I don't have to share everything. But I need to show my brokenness and need for others and help. To be vulnerable is hard. The [...]