Depression: it’s all just weather

I’m writing this in bed, propped up on a couple of pillows, the dog resting over my feet, the wind blowing the trees outside the window. My daughter is making pancakes, my son is playing Minecraft and my husband is emptying the dishwasher. To a casual observer, it’s a picture of a normal, happy family…

The fundamental problem with…and other problems men can fix.

‘Knock, knock’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘2019’ ‘2019 who? ‘Indeed.’ That’s the joke I imagine cracking in an editorial team meeting of my local newspaper. There I go, trying to be funny – no – satirical even. How very dare I, what with me being a woman and all. You see, I’m beginning to wonder what the…

The Alcohol Experiment

Would taking a drink after so long alcohol-free see me never looking back, or hopping straight back on that sober wagon?

Stress: what is it good for?

Stress: the intangible ailment of our generation. But what is the effect of long-term stress on health, business and well-being?

2018; the year I admit to depression

‘Bubbly’, ‘positive’, ‘a breath of fresh air’ – words that others have used to describe me this month. Scroll through my instagram or twitter feeds (@raggedgeorge) and you’ll see mostly upbeat, go-get-em posts from someone that probably looks to have being a grown-up sussed. By any account, I’m a glass half full person, taking the…

Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes

I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s not because I haven’t had anything to say – trust me, I’m rarely short of something to say. I guess I just lost my confidence.