I write this with a heavy heart. It’s a difficult time of year for me. But I know I’m not alone. Every year many people…View More Dreaded Holiday Depression
If at any time I was at risk of screaming publicly it was last week. I am not going crazy. Yet. But I have a…View More Google this and that…
‘Welcome to the dark side’ is what my friend at work (right behind me) says to me when I pop around her ‘side’ of the…View More The Dark Side
Doctors had always said that fibromyalgia isn’t going to kill us. They mean it’s not a terminal illness. Our muscles won’t degenerate, and we won’t…View More Bang, bang…Fibromyalgia Kills
It was a most intriguing conversation among friends, and at the heart of it, an equally intriguing question – can you pretend yourself better? We…View More Pretending Yourself Better
Support and love at home, work and in the community is very important too, but oftentimes getting people to understand depression can be tricky and complicated, sometimes reinforcing the depth of isolation one feels.View More A Helping Hand
…the true test that never fails, inarguably, is looking at how people make us feel. When you’re around someone who makes you feel like cow manure then stay awayView More The Real Me
Living with fibromyalgia can often make life feel pointless.
So many of us have to find, or realise the things that give our individual lives meaning.
If depression is like being trapped in a dark, empty room all alone, then stigma is what keeps the sufferer locked in, just a doorknob away from the sunshine and from help and happiness.View More Ending the Stigma behind Depression
It’s easy to get sucked in by the hopelessness but when we live with fibromyalgia and chronic illness we have to find ways of at least trying to fulfil our dreams.View More Accomplishing with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Illness & Depression