The skill of joy

The skill of joy

FollowFollowFollowFollowFollow I’m on a white beach on the north coast of Scotland. It’s my favourite beach in the world. A wide, wild spread of sand jagging around in a dog-leg, sweeping across to a jutting piece of headland housing a military outpost. It’s a two...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

FollowFollowFollowFollowFollow ‘You just need to forgive.’ I hang my head as shame courses through me again. I wish I hadn’t said anything. I wish I hadn’t asked for help. Because this is where it always lands: that it’s my fault. I’m only traumatised, Irene says,...
How I manage my mental health

How I manage my mental health

FollowFollowFollowFollowFollow Do you know that feeling, of drifting into wakefulness on a morning, the dream still half there, reality drawing into view, the sense of where you are in time and space slowly dawning, and then wham! Suddenly you realise that this is...