What is it like to live with someone with depression?

Two weeks ago I published the results of a short survey I asked people to anonymously fill in about anti-depressants.  I then followed up with another survey asking people what it is like to live with someone with depression.  Only 15 people have responded compared to 42 on the other survey.  I wonder if … Read more

Let’s talk about anti-depressants

I’ve posted a surveymonkey  asking people about their use of anti-depressants on social media this week to find out how long people use them for and how they feel about it.

‘Anti-depressants – Have you taken them or are you taking them? Would you complete the anonymous survey in the link below as so many

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What if – confession caused depression?

I was talking to a friend who was brought up in a very catholic community.  He was telling me that many of his school friends suffered from depression and/or addiction of some kind (particularly to alcohol). Which got me thinking about why that should be.

What would it be like to go to church every … Read more

Wanting More More More

Remember that song: More More More (or am I showing my age here?  The video is so 70s it will make you laugh and cringe)

One of the pieces of feedback I got from the blog about contentment was how easy it is to keep looking for more, rather than being content with what we … Read more


The clocks have gone back and we are at that time of year where it is very possible that we don’t get to see the outside in daylight.

I hate it.

I’ve never been diagnosed but over the years I’m pretty sure that I suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is when our … Read more

Bananas, Harry Potter, depression and guilt

Hasn’t it been hot tonight? In fact, we even had to hide from the sun after yesterday’s hours by the lake, at the local sports and then watching The Crucible wrapped in our blankets in the open air…one of those golden days I’d like to bottle.

Memories are so important.  In the year after the … Read more

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