Listening To Our Bodies II

I don't like being unwell. I don't want to stay in bed and do nothing. But seemingly, throughout my time in education, I've fallen ill at the end of term.  It seems like my body puts up with the stress during term time. Then, as soon the school/sixth form/university terms finish, my body says, "that's [...]

Holding Tension

Something I’ve been trying to work on in my meditation practice is holding the tension of uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Over the past few months of difficulties with my mental health, I’ve perhaps run from difficult situations and emotions. Rather than try to confront them in my fragile state, it was better to run from [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]