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...
Help, I’ve got DID! Now what …?

Help, I’ve got DID! Now what …?

FollowFollowFollowFollowFollow It’s scary to think you’ve ‘gone mad’. It’s scary to think you have some serious, incurable ‘mental illness’. It’s scary to not understand what on earth is going on in your brain. And perhaps what’s even scarier is finding out that what...