Strength, faith (for the godless), and the kindness of others

Strength, faith (for the godless), and the kindness of others

I’ve been thinking lately about a saying that really bothers me: “God only gives us what we can handle“. I’ve suffered from (usually mild, sometimes very challenging) mental illness since I was a teen. Sometimes I slide into a period of depression without much warning or reason; more often than not I’ve managed to dodge slings … Read More

Wednesday links and a lack of inspiration // 26 April 2017

Wednesday links and a lack of inspiration // 26 April 2017

In a break from my usual link-posting day, today I bring a bunch of Interesting Stuff from across the internet to you. As mentioned in my last post, life has me absolutely cornered at the moment, and I’m trying my best to pull all the emergency cords and work on making things better. That’s tough … Read More

#TimeToTalk Day 2017 – On Mental Ill Health and the Magic of Talking

#TimeToTalk Day 2017 – On Mental Ill Health and the Magic of Talking

Content warning for brief mention of self-harm and suicide. “I love you wildly, and that is my solace.” – Harold Pinter Ever since I learned of the existence of the UK’s national Time to Change campaign, headed by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, I’ve watched friends and acquaintances take a brave plunge and tell … Read More

On a New Diagnosis and Trying Not To Go Entirely Mad

On a New Diagnosis and Trying Not To Go Entirely Mad

Hello my blog friends, and any folks who may have landed here via other routes or sources *waving* I want to have a little chat about something that’s plopped onto my radar recently in a most unwelcome fashion. It’s something I’ve been reluctant to have a blog about (which is rather unusual for me) because … Read More

Vegan MOFO 2016: Rainbow Week (and some neighbourhood views)

Vegan MOFO 2016: Rainbow Week (and some neighbourhood views)

Dearest Mofo friends and blog readers, I haven’t been having the best of fun the last few weeks. My health has been a bit feeble, life has been overwhelming, I’ve not been feeling great about myself in general, and now I have a super snotty cold. I confess to spending most of my time in … Read More

A Very Well Illustrated Moan

A Very Well Illustrated Moan

Hello lovely blog chums! I sure hope you’ve all enjoyed a tremendous weekend? We celebrated one week in our new place by being super lazy. I might have been the most lazy, I’m not sure. Lately my time has been spent alternating between big bursts of activity/productivity, and then extended periods of sitting on my bum eating … Read More