Category Archives: Books

A Letter To Mr Rose

Mr Rose, You were the teacher, the adult, the one person in the room charged with a responsibility towards your students. Yet, you failed me. Oh, I passed your ridiculous exams without a second thought…. My intelligence was never the … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Books, Depression, Emotions, Healing, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Self-Help, Survival, Writing To Heal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Am I In “Recovery”?

What would “recovery” from Bipolar Disorder feel like, I wonder? It’s certainly not the same as that time I almost cut off my left index finger and had to have it stitched back together. In time, the finger fully recovered. It’s almost as good as new, and works perfectly, although it now bears a scar to remind me to be more careful with newly sharpened chef’s knives. Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Books, Depression, Emotions, Healing, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Self-Help, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happiness

HappinessĀ can seem like the most elusive emotion to get a solid grasp on. Wallowing in the desperate black hole of depression, it does not even manage a blip on the mood-radar. Yet society, and also the media, tell us that … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Books, Depression, Emotions, Healing, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Self-Help, Survival, Writing To Heal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sweet Life

Sugar is my worst enemy. Its insidious presence in so many food products gives me cause to wonder if the Big Ten are actually mass marketing sugar with government permission to reduce the overall world population, rather than “feed the … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Vegemite Therapy

I’m a Vegemite kid. I have always been a happy little Vegemite as happy as can be, until the rotten bastards took my Vegemite from me. When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, and still too young to dress myself, … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

The Question of Lithium

Ever since I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (or manic depression as it was known way back in the dark ages of mental illness diagnoses) I’ve been running as fast as my fat little legs would carry me in the … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Books, Depression, PTSD, Self-Help, Survival | 2 Comments

The Thing About Semen

When I first read that semen was found effective in treating depression, I liked the idea instantly, but began to wonder how this works. It seems the studies generate more questions than answers. It’s well documented that semen contains a … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment