Category Archives: depression

Down Days… And uplifting words

I have on occasion written posts about my occasional struggles with depression. I don’t do this very often, but when I do they tend to be very personal and hard to write. Why I write them is because it is … Continue reading

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From whence I write…

The place I write from is not a happy place. This was a lesson learn the hard way, but a lesson learned hard, is a lesson learned well. But all the same it is a bitter kind of lesson. Writing … Continue reading

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To be brave is to fear…

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration ~ Frank Herbert That little quote from Dune is one of my favourites, and I have on occasion repeated to myself when I faced … Continue reading

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Jianna’s fight…

Way back in 2015 a couple of months after I published my first novel I received a message on facebook out of the blue and completely unsolicited asking me if I would be happy to receive an award as ‘Book … Continue reading

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Cider Lane at a Sale price on Kindle for the week…

As the title says. My first novel, which was published way back in the dim dark days of 2015, is on at a promotional price on Kindle this week of only 99c/99p. It’s a novel about bullying, self-harm, coping mechanisms, … Continue reading

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Kind words and thanks…

This post is by way of a follow up to ‘The Waiting Room of the Psyche‘ which I posted back at the dying embers of June. To be specific, it relates to a particular part of that post which was … Continue reading

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The waiting room of the psyche…

I am a little bi-polar, though that is not unusual, almost everyone is to a degree. We all have highs and lows, and our moods swing between them. the truly bipolar are just those for whom the swing between extremes … Continue reading

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