Describing an encounter with depression during her family’s expatriation to Houston, USA, Laura J Stephens’ memoir will strike a chord with displaced souls everywhere.Read More
It doesn’t matter how many times BPD engulfs my mind, I can never recognize it for what it is at the outset.Read More
I recently completed a piece of mindfulness homework that had an unexpected effect on me.
It seems the wonderful people who run the blog at Mind thought it was pretty special too. They asked me nicely to remove the swear-words, and then… they published it.Read More
Problems occur when we attach too much importance to mental commentary. We treat a stream of ideas as fact, and they crystallize into negative thoughts that become difficult to step back from. This session looks at ways of having a different relationship with our thoughts – how we can observe them from a distance and learn from them…Read More
Written in the days following the death of film director Tony Scott, this is the most “human” piece on suicide I’ve come across…Read More
Over the past few weeks I’ve developed a foundation of mindfulness. I’m ready to extend this skill to the thoughts and feelings I experience when depression is lurking. I’ve built up my mindfulness muscle – now it’s time to flex it and see what it can do.Read More
Today, K & I heard that a friend back in England had taken his life. Still in shock, we met at lunchtime to hug each other and fail miserably at answering all the silent questions behind each others eyes.Read More