The Ugly Side of Depression

All in all, I just feel tired. As if a balloon is slowly being deflated and every last breath of air is being squeezed out until all that is left is a floppy useless piece of rubber that has been stretched beyond recognition. My mind is a haze, my eyes are still struggling to focus…

Notice the Nature

Notice the Nature By Katie Bagshawe Jessica clambered out the tall white car and paused, her breath suddenly stolen from the crisp cold November air. Quickly she pulled her woollen scarf tightly round her face as unexpectedly a cloud of sparkling gold leaves drifted down from the shadows of twigs above as if snow were…

The Crash

Tuesday was my meltdown, my rock bottom, my brick wall and my cliff edge. It was the day where if I was a computer, my screen would have gone blank and no matter how hard you frantically tapped at keys or pressed for reboot, there would have been no response. My MacBook Air did exactly…

A visit from Jokul Frosti

I wrote this last year inspired by the first frost. This morning I woke up early and laid in bed reading, my time is so full of work and study commitments that my winding down time for books is scarce. The house was quiet, I sipped a cup of tea in my Halloween mug and…

A Manual for Heartache

This coming week marks the end of October, this is and has always been my favourite and most precious time of year. There isn’t a time I don’t recall having a love affinity for all things Halloween. Maybe it was the fact I felt different as a kid and being able to show this off…

Off The Shelf

Tonight was one of those much needed reawakenings. I’ve become a bit of a fanatic of attending Literature festivals and hearing authors speak, and so was estatic to see Cathy Rentzenbrink was scheduled to speak at the Sheffield Off The Shelf festival. For those of you don’t know of her work, she is the bestselling…

Dreaming All Night

Losing someone creates unexpected ripples or perhaps humongous waves that seem to hide beneath the surface, but then the next hour along and you’re swept away in a tide of despair all over again. It can be the slightest remark or smallest memory that pings back to your conscious and a small laugh of comfort…

World Mental Health Day

Here is a post I uploaded last year to mark World Mental Health Day. What’s the point in writing something new when this about sums it up? Enjoy! Today marks World Mental Health Day where charities, organisations and businesses come together to raise awareness of mental health illnesses. It allows all of these wonderful advocates…