Posts tagged Mental Health

Heartsnare One Year On: A Journey From Depression to Joy

She asked me, “Why do you think that is? Why have you disengaged from it?” And I answered her, “I didn’t think I had.” My therapist looked back at me with her usual (somewhat vexing) patience, waiting for me to know what I already knew. “Because I love that book. And if it fails, everything I’ve worked for all my adult life is ruined.” That’s what I said a few months after Heartsnare was published. Published, as it happens, a year ago today. I was talking through why I was… Read More

On Men in Rubber and Being Grateful I Can Run

If you’ve followed my social media postings over the past week, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with high levels of anxiety. I’ve been working pretty hard lately–something I enjoy, but it turns out my body quits before my mind does, and my stress levels can rise without me being aware. A prime example of this happened Tuesday night when, lying next to the boyf while watching the first episode of American Horror Story (our new series of choice), I realised I was in the middle of having a panic… Read More