“I understood now why so many writers and artists, while in the thick of illness, became memoirists…”
(Trigger warning: cancer, death, illness, grief, The book contains graphic medical content and speaks about grief surrounding suicide.) “Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick,” Susan Sontag wrote in Illness as Metaphor. “Although we all prefer to use only the good passport,…
A real friend…
Sometimes, we need someone to point us towards our north star – of what we are good at and enjoy – when we can’t see it through our own darkness. Today on the blog I’m talking about a different kind of support that got me through some hard days when I couldn’t do what I loved.
‘Put your hand on your heart…’ A little Atticus poetry today!
Recovery is quite a process regardless of what you are going through, and it is something that we have to be careful to not assume what the end goal may be for the person experiencing it.
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Trees are poems…
In this Book Therapy post, we are exploring Ruth Allen’s book Grounded: How connection with nature can improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
It may be the most unlikely of people or in completely different circumstances, and that’s why it’s important to share – so someone else feels connected and seen and feels safe to say ‘me too’.
Know who those people are.
And love them the way they deserve.
It’s time to give ourselves permission to rest – it is a vital part of our health and wellbeing.
I cannot tell you what lies ahead,
but I can tell you: you will grow.
A little Morgan Harper Nichols for today’s Musings & Meditations.
You have probably seen Morgan Harper Nichols all over social media with her gorgeous artwork and poetry. Today we are highlighting her amazing portfolio of work in our Book Therapy series!
Gratitude turns what we have into enough…
Run towards it like someone left the gate open.
As someone who has had to take extended periods of time away from the workplace, social and community situations, it can be a mixed bag of emotions when you are returning back into those spaces and amongst a lot of people. I’m sharing my thoughts on the reintroduction process today on the blog.
It seems fitting to round up Mental Health month by focusing on the stigma that surrounds mental health. There is a lot we can do to make it easier for everyone if we tackle the issue of stigma.
It’ll wake you up…
The friend who holds your hand…