Depression and me

Depression (CW depression, suicidal ideation, self injury)   Those who have known me a while know that I’ve experienced depression on and off for many years. Thankfully, I no longer have that particular burden to carry around, but it is not something...

The Self Esteem Pandemic

Self esteem seems to be at an all-time low. So many people I speak to feel like they’re useless, hopeless, or like the world would be a better place without them. These are amazing people who always do their best in any given situation, but who feel that...

Being Sensitive

  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Have you ever been told that? And yet, words can hurt, in some ways even more than actual physical harm. Of all the times I was bullied, it’s not the physical harm that still hurts....

Being who you really are

  Have you ever thought about who you really want to be? About who you are now, and whether those two come even close to matching?   Not like when we’re little and want to be a princess or an astronaut, or a princess astronaut…   But truly,...

Burnout!

Overwhelm!  In August 2020, the world was pretty crazy! We were gradually coming out of the first lockdown, but life had changed quite a lot and for someone who sometimes struggles with social norms at the best of times, it could all be a bit confusing. I found myself...