Her soul I know left years ago the shell remains even though I cry tears of anger and of woe Fly free my wise old owl and go A woman so brave and smart Who helped stop the UK fall apart Hitler came and tried our shore Gran stood firm and manned the store Amazing … Continue reading The Dementia of a Soul – Poetry
I put up with your anger, your pain, your hurt because I love you because I hate depression. Originally published on Medium. For daily writing tips and to support a struggling author please consider becoming a $1 patron on Patreon.
Take back control. Did you know that 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years? Sit for a minute and think about that. It is a frightening statistic. For this amount of data to be produced, what have we sacrificed? Time with our family. Time reading, relaxing and in some cases our mental health. This is how bad social media addiction has become. I have a friend who battles a negative self-image daily. It’s hard for me to understand, she sees fat and ugly. I see a stunning figure and beautiful. Social media compounds this problem.
How minor changes can help minimise the effects of seasonal affective disorder. Within the UK at present we are in the middle of winter. Winter means shorter days and longer nights. Many people with SAD will be suffering at present. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has become widely known about in the last five years. For many suffering with SAD, it has stopped the endless days of suffering in silence. SAD is a type of depression that comes from a change in seasonal patterns. Known as the ‘Winter Blues’ the symptoms can be debilitating and far-reaching. Symptoms for SAD become more prominent in particularly severe winters. It’s like having your own portable black cloud — Anon
This is a story about living with depression. Yet this is not a story about living with depression. It is not me that lives with depression. Yet it is me that lives with depression. Depression does not affect me daily. Yet depression does affect me daily. I am not the one who struggles with depression. … Continue reading A Friend of Depression – Poem
I have always been fascinated by poetry and yet never tried to write it. Encouraged by some of the excellent poets in my Facebook Group LINK I thought it was time to try. With this thought in mind, I embarked on the task of learning how to write poetry. I searched every available source and found nothing that would help.
Why journal and what type of journal to use? For as long as I can remember I have written a journal. When I was smaller it was called a diary. Looking back on those early diaries I always smile. Arguments with friends, boys I fancied are all written down. Lately, journalling has become an important … Continue reading How to Gain The Benefits From Journalling