‘Mental Illness is a Myth’

What is mental illness? Mental illness is a myth. Psychiatrists are not concerned with mental illness and their treatments. In actual practice, they deal with personal, social and ethical problems of living (Szasz, 1972). This is a question that has crossed my mind on many occasions. 'What is this?' 'What is happening?' Thomas Szasz, a … Continue reading ‘Mental Illness is a Myth’

September

So this month - swimming. The best feeling in the world, however, due to an unrelated injury, it was only the once. Perhaps going forwards, once i have fully recovered, I will go back and make this a regular outing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnMbTDDL5aQ Just Keep Swimming

Dream Trip

'By the time I'm 30, I'll be recovered enough to go to New York.'  I lost years of my life to mental illness, with the hope of one day being able to recover - the one consistent thought being 'by the time I'm 30...' By the time I'm 30, I'll have recovered, faced my fear … Continue reading Dream Trip

A Bad Routine

Some times things happen at the right time, without any time to prepare. Some times, these things are exactly what is needed... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRSA4X2RGGc&feature=youtu.be

Face2Face

This is worth seeing - such an amazing journey and it still stays with me, on my mind frequently. Katherine Brooks, ladies and gentlemen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgE0aWIojbM

Crunch It

August has felt like a bit of an odd month, neither here nor there. I'm starting to lose my willpower now, my motivation to do something new each month is severely lacking. I decided to try exercise, to crunch, every so often. I had initially thought every other day but then that did not happen. … Continue reading Crunch It

Acknowledgement​

July is always a horrid month for me and mine. Too many anniversaries bring feelings full of loss and despair for most of the month. This month, in the midst of sadness, I have moved out of my shared accommodation and into my own place. This month is bringing with it a reminder of what being … Continue reading Acknowledgement​

Rain

I love the rain. The sound of it hitting the street below and splashing as cars pass by. It's inspirational in its own right. There's something very calming and therapeutic about rain. Like a million tears running down windows, witnessed by many a lost soul. It changes things, the smell in the air, the mood … Continue reading Rain

Worth It

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16es20DCrZM&feature=youtu.be