Detaching, shredding and a lack of monks

I had a devastating manic episode a few days ago and I’ve been doing my hermit thing since. It’s very tempting to go on Twitter and rant about politics but politics was one of the contributory factors to this particular episode and the subsequent burn out. I’ve been detaching from the world and tweeting once… Continue Reading Detaching, shredding and a lack of monks

On being aimless…

I’m having some time off from social media, mostly Twitter, as I need to make some room in my head to feel less disenchanted with the world and less angry at people. I don’t feel that comfortable around people anyway and when I get to feeling the way I do now I really need to… Continue Reading On being aimless…

No time to meditate?

I began to practice mindfulness around about 10 years ago. The consultant psychiatrist I was under the care of at the time was forever trying to get me to take up new ways of coping with depression associated with Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder and I was forever trying to put him off. He knew that there… Continue Reading No time to meditate?

How I learned to look beyond what people want us to see

I was talking recently to one of the staff at the Tenants Participation Unit at our local council. We were talking about a scheme we hope to introduce of a series of local experts to provide key contacts for those who need specific details about a certain block of flats or the section of a… Continue Reading How I learned to look beyond what people want us to see

Spirituality – learning new ideas to cope with poor mental health

Having a mental health problem impacts strongly upon the whole of your life.  It’s not just about trying to turn poor mental health into good mental health it’s about developing a more positive attitude to all aspects of your health. It’s vital that the negative impact that poor mental health can have on physical well… Continue Reading Spirituality – learning new ideas to cope with poor mental health