A Worrying Trend from the 1980s

In the late 1980s I saw a documentary on TV that I’ve never forgotten, it was about sick societies. It described how, in America, people were able to buy over-the-counter drugs for a number of medical conditions, and although that wasn’t happening in the UK yet, it was coming. The point was that Americans wereContinue reading “A Worrying Trend from the 1980s”

Something to Cut Down On

Unless you’re wise enough to have added only close friends and family that you trust on social media, and to only engage with positive conversations, it’s likely that social media is seriously adding to your stress and anxiety. Many people say how bad they feel on there, yet continue to engage, without realising that theContinue reading “Something to Cut Down On”

Living Under a Door

In the middle ages one of the ways in which a woman was tested for being a witch was to take a wooden door, lay it on top of her and put rocks on it. If she lived she was a witch, if she died she was innocent. The ultimate lose/lose situation. I used toContinue reading “Living Under a Door”

Unprecedented Times

During this most unusual of years I’ve watched social media carefully, as I do. It’s the place where I get most of my inspiration, and learn about how many ways people can find to upset and stress themselves, and others. For those suffering with anxiety and depression, social media is often not a good placeContinue reading “Unprecedented Times”

Judged and Found Wanting?

We’ve all had the feeling of being judged and found to be less than someone else thinks we should be, but have you ever stopped to consider the kind of person who would be judgemental, especially towards something with mental health issues? Sometimes it’s easy to think you’re less than them because they’re saying so,Continue reading “Judged and Found Wanting?”

Writing a Crazy Book

Just a quick aside. I have an alter-ego called Mildred Scrunge, where the idea came from I don’t know, but I am a creative writer. Mildred is a law unto herself, refuses to conform with anything or anyone, and lives life by her own terms. What I find therapeutic about her is that she forcesContinue reading “Writing a Crazy Book”