Could you tell if you looked at me?

You don’t look like someone who suffers from depression,  I would have never known! I’ve known you for so long and all this time I never knew But you always seem so fine Since speaking openly about depression and I’ve had a range of responses ranging from shock, upset, worry and relief. Its been interesting to notice the reactions from friends, acquaintances and strangers. Some people have been saddened and have apologised, others have felt relieved to know they aren’t[Read more]

Are we our brother’s and sister’s keeper?

Reach out when someone you know becomes silent, you just may save someones life. If a friend/family member/coworker tells you they are “fine” but you don’t believe them, trust your instincts and let them know. It’s not always easy for people to speak up when they aren’t alright but you just may be the person they finally let their guard down with… Dont assume that just because someone has family/ a partner or friends that they are well supported.  If[Read more]

Am I allowed to be lazy?

See, when I was pregnant with my first child, I read all the books about parenting and pregnancy and watched every single episode on home and health about labour and raising children in their early years. Nothing, NOTHING, truly prepared me for what it actually meant to be a mother. Now I’m not going to sit here and mull over all the moments that have made me sit and ponder about the times I have wanted to give my children[Read more]