What Not To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed!

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Following on from yesterday’s post on what Robin Williams death teaches us about depression, this cartoon from Robot Hugs is a perfect illustration of how misunderstood depression can be.

What Robin Williams’ Death Teaches Us

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Robin Williams’ death has caused shock waves to reverberate around the world. The hardest thing for people to seemingly comprehend is how someone as loved and admired as he was, found it so hard to live in this world. But that’s the insidious nature of depression.

When Loneliness Makes Cancer Harder

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I was blessed to have the unfailing support of my boyfriend (now husband) and the tender care of my mum to help me through the rigors of cancer treatment.  And yet I still… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

What’s So Special About Medicine X?

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  I may still be reeling from jetlag after returning from my year’s sabbatical in Australia, but I am already gearing up for more disruption to my circadian rhythm as I prepare for a trip Stateside… Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up Returns

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It’s back! Welcome to the round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who… Continue reading

Story Of A Love Note

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Many of you know the lovely Karen Sutherland, an honorary blogger in our blogosphere. She is always so generous and supportive on our blogs, taking the time to write heartfelt comments when we post.  For… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word. I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little,… Continue reading