I don’t believe in small talk. To begin with, it feels staged and obligatory and not at all like how humans desire to interact with each other. I’ve not actually met another person who genuinely enjoys small talk. It’s like we do it because we feel it’s etiquette – the right thing to do. But all it does it create a wall of irrelevant information … Continue reading I don’t believe in small talk.
When we believe someone or something has authority over us, we find ourselves saying we ‘have to, we must, we should, we ought to’. We are giving this something or someone else the power over our time, energy, resources and directio Continue reading It’s time to be selfish and make choices that reconcile who we are in order to be of use to society.
As part of Mental Health Month, I will be sharing more on what my day to day life can be like as a Christian living with Bipolar 2 Disorder, Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder.
I hope to uncover some real life battles that go on and how I am learning to manage the onslaught, fight the battle and come out stronger in my faith and my wellbeing. Continue reading Schedule Power Down Sessions to Silence the Voice of Guilt
I’ve been thinking about suffering lately. I am coming to believe that we live in a society that values happiness and it’s continual pursuit over the necessity of acknowledging struggle, fear, grief and suffering. This leaves many of us feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. It sends a message that if we can’t find happiness we must be broken. BUT I believe that it takes … Continue reading What if happiness is a lure and not an antidote?
***UPDATE*** I’ve finally had a formal assessment for my mental health. Even though I feel the jury is still out on Cyclothymia, my psychiatrist has confirmed the original diagnosis of Bipolar 2, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. To be honest, I am not worried. I am still ‘relearning’ about Bipolar 2 and how it differs from Cyclothymia, and will probably post more about it at some point. Suffice … Continue reading The daily swings explained: understanding a Cyclothymic mind.
Her worldview was shaped from birth; her internal vision informing her choices, her responses and her direction. She reached for a world in which she desired to live yet saw a world in which she had no place. She succumbed to the inevitable sadness that accompanies broken dreams. His worldview was shaped from birth; his internal vision informing his choices, his responses and his … Continue reading Worldview
Our instant society enables us to access educational, inspirational and motivational information in seconds. This is a wonderful time to be alive and be able to direct our own personal growth and development. But is this the best way to seek advice in the 21st Century? We all have questions. We all have a need to get advice, be mentored and learn from others. And … Continue reading Tuning in to your close network may provide more effective support