Talking today about how it is your MH problem can become your comfort zone, making it hard for you to move beyond it into wellness and the larger world even as you recover. When you’re ill and can become anxious even about familiar places, you might end up stuck in a very small environment with […]Read more "MHM Recovery 7: Illness As A Comfort Zone"
A cave left sealed for millenia is discovered and blasted open ready to be explored, releasing a never before seen species of bat into the world. These bats, isolated and highly adaptable and apparently very hungry, like to eat human flesh and swarm across Europe consuming whole towns and cities. As they go the news […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 25: The Silence by Tim Lebbon"
A tale of philosophy, quantum physics, human connections, history, family, the destructive power of nature and our ability to influence one another. The story of Nao, told through the diary she writes and sends floating off out to sea, and Ruth, who finds the diary washed up on the shore of Vancouver island where she […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 24: A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki"
Talking this week about those days when you wake up hollow and out of all resources. I see them as days when the collected stress of trying to cope with mental illness or recovery and trying to deny that it’s as hard as it is become too much for your head and it just taps […]Read more "MHM Recovery 6: Empty Days"
This book is set in a future within which women at age 50 and men at age 60 are given two choices if childless or in a dispensible profession: euthanise yourself, or enter The Unit. In The Unit, every possible comfort is provided, but only the healthy can go in as the payment for this […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 23: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist"
A little something different today, a compare and contrast of the film adaption of the book and the book itself. I know these are normally fairly redundant but in this case I felt there was a precedent, in that the choices made for the film are entirely bewildering given the richness and multilayered complexity of […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Book/film compare and contrast: Under The Skin"
You roll your feet Imagine roots Dug down deep Searching heat at the core It would warm you from the Inside out A perpetual fire Stretch fingers to the sky Soak in rain Call sunshine down to hungry hands To meet fire with fire Co-mingle and spread Become a divinity You think it must be […]Read more "Poetic Interlude… Synergy"