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An empty piggy bank

An empty piggy bank

(On a number of levels!) I just read a thing on a Beyond Blue forum, which summed up how I feel at the moment: After spending the last few years finding ways to either eliminate, change or cope with stress at work I have found myself at a point that I have taken...
Someone left my cake out in the rain

Someone left my cake out in the rain

I’ve tried to draw a comic about this but I can’t quite work out how to do it (except for the post image) so I am reverting back to using words. As you know, I started back at work a couple of weeks ago. It was only for about a day a week and I was going to gradually...
Return

Return

You might have seen some of my comics on socials recently, describing my working through taming my inner critic. That work all came about from listening to Clare Bowditch’s excellent Audible Original series Tame your Inner Critic. Extremely helpful, accessible,...
Blankness and chaos

Blankness and chaos

The days drip away. At the beginning of this break, it seemed like an impossibly long time, a gift of time, that my doctor and workplace had given me. But now as the days draw closer to me having to step back into some semblance of a working life, it seems like not...
Life as a Jenga tower

Life as a Jenga tower

Lying on my bed this afternoon I said to mum, “sometimes I wonder if I will ever feel right.” Time can slow right down sometimes, can’t it? You feel like ‘now’ is all there will ever be. You forget what it felt like to be able to move...
Am I ok? Are you?

Am I ok? Are you?

So today is RUOK? Day, a day I’ve always felt a little conflicted about. First of all I hate the abbreviation because I will always read it as ruok and it seems like a weird biblical place name or something (oh – no I know what it is, I hear it as ruach, the...