Soooo, this is the book I tweeted about being absolutely amazing. It follows Mark Watney – astronaut, botanist and mechanical engineer – as he’s accidentally left for dead on Mars and has to try and find a way to survive on his own for long enough to meet up with the next batch of astronauts. Easy right? After all it’s […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 13: The Martian by Andy Weir"
I told you this would take a while, but my original reasoning was flawed. I suspected choosing would be difficult, and it wasn’t, the real difficulty was getting around to doing this post. Seriously the past few weeks have shot by and it gets to Wednesday and I realise I haven’t written this post, so […]Read more "Favoured Fives… Bruce Willis Movies"
This last week of delving into my disorders with greater depth focuses on PTSD, with an emphasis on untreated PTSD and the consequences of that. Hopefully it might encourage a few people to go and talk to a medical or mental health professional if they’ve suffered from a trauma or series of traumas and find […]Read more "MHM 6 – PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)"
Now, I know Bukowski is dead, so I have no idea why a great deal of this vlog speaks of him in the present tense. I did have a bit in there about not speaking ill of the dead, but I’m not really speaking ill just pointing out the obvious really, so I chopped it […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 12: You Get So Alone… by Charles Bukowski"
I remember Everything still Night breath held like The endless dark Stars ceased their whisper And turn They held their memories close Until one blazed Rebellious Across the pause of night And broke itRead more "Poetic Interlude… Still"
I chose to read two books for this category, both memoir as opposed to biography. Marya Hornbacher gets right to the nitty gritty in these books, she tears down any veils of gauze to show herself exactly as she was. That in itself is both vital and hugely helpful, especially for those of us who […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 11: Wasted and Madness by Marya Hornbacher"
This week on Mental Health Monday I’m talking about social phobias, focussing on my experience of them and how I handle them whilst also trying to give an overview of other ways of coping. Possibly better ways than mine, but I am resistant to medication (as in even headache pills rarely work on me) and […]Read more "MHM 5 – Social Phobia/Anxiety Disorder"