I work in a customer service profession and have, through working it out in my head over the past months, begun to enjoy my job. The system in which I do my job appears to a lot of people as dysfunctional, as many systems that are built from pieces over time (instead of designing one … Continue reading On meeting people
Eating disorders are, in my one-person experience, about black and white. About 1 and 0. About this or that. Complete failure or success. My current task in life at the moment is to learn to live in the grey, in the somewhat, in the slightly so. In uncertainty, with flexibility. Ultimately though, at peace. Human … Continue reading Pihla’s musings, today
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….