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Ruby Wax … and Mindfulness?

Sane New World – Anyone? What do we say when asked what we’d wish ourselves or our loved ones? “A happy life” or  “I just want them to be happy” is the usual answer. Okay, aside from the lottery wins and … Continue reading

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Unsnarkism: How To Be Happy In 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes, I have quite enough of cynicism, snark, or whatever they want to call it – particularly on the internet and on tv. So I step away. A short while ago, the writer, Rebecca Bradley, wrote this post. Well, joy … Continue reading

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The Ways I Manage Bipolar

Being bipolar, even after a twenty-years-back diagnosis, can be such a faff. A few weeks ago, I had a fit of the self-pities, crying to my husband/shrink/CPN/anyone-who’d-listen that it was such “an effort” just to be me. It’s not like I … Continue reading

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My SAD Lamp And I – The Start of a Happy Relationship?

Here it is, then. The SAD Lamp. On the desk here, you can see trusty laptop with current novel WIP (left, split into scenes) and, to the right, my beat-sheets for the WIP and, just above those, the wonderful SAD … Continue reading

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My WIP – Books That Helped Me Write Through the Blues

I haven’t written a blog post since January for two reasons. First: I reduced the level of my antidepressant to a half-dose. Which resulted in the return of the grey depression which has been a spirit-robbing Dementor in my life. It’s … Continue reading

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