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Spirals and millstones

Spirals and millstones

I was chatting to a dear old friend the other day about long term illness. He has a chronic illness and also experienced a period of acute burnout a few years ago. He said "I noticed that every time I said 'I think I've turned a corner' when someone asked me how I...

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well that sucks

well that sucks

Silly me. When I got income protection insurance through my super, of course, I told them I had been treated for mental health issues and was on medication. Because I am an honest person and it was the truth and you get in trouble for not telling insurers about things...

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normal life

normal life

Something I've found hard to come to terms with about this illness is when life goes back to some sort of routine. The rhythm of the week settles. The medication is doing what it does. The acute dramatic awfulness has subsided. The depression is still there, and I'm...

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potato potato

potato potato

I posted this on my Insta stories the other day. A friend asked me how I was. I said I felt like a potato. Just kind of bland, heavy and inert. She thought for a moment, then said, "Potatoes have nutritional value. And they are delicious any way you cook them....

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Wilderness

Wilderness

At church lately we have been doing a series called ‘Life in the margins’, exploring the idea of living with margins to allow for rest and reflection and refreshment with God rather than cramming every minute of the day with stuff until you burn out. James has talked...

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Sock Filter

Sock Filter

So before I went to Sydney I was feeling emotionally terrible. And while I was there it was a struggle. And now I’m home I feel terrible again. I feel guilty, like I’ve just had this great holiday so I have no real reason to complain. And I am well aware of my...good...

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Other things I do!

I am passionate about gratitude and I write about it at Everyday Gratitude. I also have produced some nice things to help you get into gratitude, which you can buy here.

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