Category Archives: thinking out loud

Thinking Out Loud: Getting My Head Straight

Waffle Warning: This post is going to be a bit all over the place. I’m just thinking out loud here. I’ve been looking forward to today for a few weeks. Lately, my writing time has been consumed with a variety … Continue reading

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I’m Not Shy

The weight loss programme my doctor referred me to last year, involved several sessions with a Motivation and Change Therapist, and during one of those sessions, we talked about how I often find social situations difficult. I said to her, … Continue reading

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Deep Breaths

Today is the last proper day of the Easter Holidays. Tomorrow, Matt goes back to work, and Sam goes back to school. It’ll be just Sophie and me until she goes back on Wednesday. The temperature in our house is … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: R is for Retiring

I’m retiring from the AtoZChallenge. This is a decision based upon the fact that I’ve just looked at the topics I intended to cover in my remaining posts and realised that I’ve already covered them. I’ve accomplished what I set … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Q is for Quiet

It is never quiet where I am. Tinnitus is any sound a person can hear that’s generated inside the body rather than outside. In other words, my ears and my brain hear noises that aren’t really there. I first noticed … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: P is for Photography

I caught the photography bug from my dad. One of my earliest memories is of playing with a light meter and being mesmerized by lumpy-bumpy light-detecting bit. I’ve always had a camera, first a cheapie 110, then a couple of … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: O is for Opinions

Opinions. I have them. For a long time though I didn’t. Or rather, I did have them, but I couldn’t trust them. Depression, anxiety and losing confidence often go hand in hand. They did for me. I’d always been confident, … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: N is for Natalie

I’ve suffered from depression. I’ve suffered from anxiety. And the shadows they have cast have been long and cold. But, I am more than my mental health problems. This is easy to forget when the black dog is bounding around … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: M is for (Wo)Mentoring

Today, I’m taking a break from blogging about mental health. Instead, I’m going to let you know about a new support scheme for women writers called The WoMentoring Project. So, what is The WoMentoring Project about? The WoMentoring Project exists … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: L is for Laughter

The good times … and the bad … They say that laughter is the best medicine, but for me, for a while, citalopram was the best medicine. My doctor prescribed it for me for six months in order to get … Continue reading

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