Today is World Eating Disorders Day, so I thought, best write today if write I shall. I thought I would tackle the modest topic of this title, what is mental illness IMO. All of this blog is In My Opinion, but I thought I should especially highlight it now as I may present controversial opinions … Continue reading What I think of mental illness, by Pihla
...at many things. We are not very good at living lives that aren't full of unnatural behaviours and we are not very good at saving the planet. But, humans are very good at moulding, adjusting and regeneration. I have moulded, (re)adjusted and regenerated. I am suddenly no longer interested in writing this blog so much. … Continue reading The human is mighty
Last night I was very nervous. I was reading my questionable quality poetry at an event of 50 people. Now, I have given presentations, talked, and performed poetry before in front of bigger audiences, but this was a very important occasion. I am always most nervous at situations that are of biggest importance to me. … Continue reading 20 years is a short time
Oh man, as hard as I try, I just cannot believe that there are such things as inherently bad people. Humans, I find, just aren't built like that. I went to a smart uni counselor around 12 years ago and she told me something I should probably tattoo on my forehead. 'Happy healthy people don't … Continue reading I’m such a humanist
A good philosopher starts with defining a concept. I am a good philosopher, so I know that every human has their own definition of any concept, and, whilst we can agree to a fixed definition when we want to use a concept for a specific purpose and we need a solid foundation to start from, … Continue reading Thoughts of a Sunday morn
I know a person very close to me, who may never understand my experience of illness and recovery. I have tried to make them understand it as I spend quite a lot of time with this person and this person is someone who is very important to me. I care about this person's opinion of … Continue reading My forwards walk
I love quoting Morrissey in my blog posts evidently...this song was playing in my head as I was thinking of what might have contributed to the slow progress of my pre-recovery recovery. Unavailability and inappropriateness of certain health services is one. But I have also been to therapy for many many years and fair talked … Continue reading Stop me o-o-oh stop meee….