The Anonymous Maus.

I began to have a nervous breakdown last summer.  It was the most serious breakdown of the several that punctuated my life since I was about seventeen years old. (I am thirty six now.) Today my partner said goodbye for a few days, and I realised I am going to be alone with my thoughts,... Continue Reading →

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Yogic Epiphanies

I had to put a pause on all of my new fitness activities for a few weeks, as I had a chest infection that wouldn't quit, but one class I did manage was the yoga class that I have attended for the last three weeks.  I started doing yoga when I realised that I didn't... Continue Reading →

Guns in America

  The horror of Gun violence in America continues.  Even in the UK we have been subject to the views of the NRA on our TV screens and radio, and it should be said the viewpoints seem absolutely incomprehensible to Brits given the scale of the latest violence and the innocent deaths that happen year... Continue Reading →

Boxing I

I'm not sure I should include boxing in a blog about mental health.  After attending a training session this evening I was told by my psychologist friend that due to a quirk of evolution the brain moves about too much when you get punched in the head (as you tend to do in a boxing... Continue Reading →

Brazilian Jujitsu II

I went to my third Brazilian Jujitsu class on Thursday.  I have my first slightly black eye, of which I feel clownishly proud.  I think I learned a head and arm choke which from my research after the class is also called Kata Gatame.  I also learned that there is no part of me that... Continue Reading →

Feeling Vulnerable

I am drinking coffee in a local bookshop before heading for work.  I just had a meeting with a Community Care social worker not at home this time, but in a medical centre.  Usually this would have put me into an anxious irritable, hair-pulling, state. (my own hair...obviously) I made my way to L House.... Continue Reading →

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