I’d travelled the world but rarely dipped a toe in the ocean thanks to forty-odd years extreme fear of the sea. But that was conquered in an intense ten days and gave rise to an immediate and profound effect on mental health and wellbeing, including a withdrawal from anti-depressants. An account of the clear benefits of open water swimming on mental health.
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 Alcohol Experiment
Would taking a drink after so long alcohol-free see me never looking back, or hopping straight back on that sober wagon?