Moving boxes....

This weekend we move our little family into a house that will become our home.  While filled with excitement the thought of moving everything is daunting, all those moving boxes that we pack all our belongings into.  However, it will be a fresh start from the last 12 months, which has seen me hospitalised a number of times, for months at a time, undertake ECT over two months, suffer retrograde amnesia spanning a year to three years, change of medications to find the right balance, undertaking counselling, and group therapy, and trying to move from being helpless to some level of f...more

Being a single Mummy with depression.......

I became a Mummy in 2000, when I was 24.  I am a Mummy to a son, my little boy, who will be 13 at the end of November, can't believe I will have a teenager, where have all those years gone?  Most of the best days of my life have been parenting my little boy, everyday he makes me proud, makes me smile, and is everything a Mummy could ever want in a little boy....more

Combating depression through a camera lens.......

For many years I have been an avid photographer. My passion for photography started many, many years ago when I was a little girl. My grandfather loved photography, and from an early age he used to visit our farm, and take me out for hours at a time teaching me photography, an appreciation between the camera and the beauty that can be captured, and made me feel like a princess posing before him....more

The first time the ‘D’ word was mentioned......

Where do you start a blog when it feels like you have a life time of experiences to tell?  When it seems like forever when you can recall a happy event not shrouded in negativity, abuse, sadness and sheer depression.  When for so long it has been impossible to really smile and to really laugh like you mean it, with true happiness behind it.  When your childhood at the time seemed like any other childhood and teenage years, but once looked upon and reflected upon, you now see where the cracks were, you see how you turned into the person you are today. ...more
I do understand about that Black Dog, and it is such a pest.  Keep writing, it is good therapy.more

When depression doesn’t exist......

WARNING:  Parts of my storey are very confronting and some may find upsetting, if you find yourself upset and depressed I encourage you to ring Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224636.  ...more