Meditation is sometimes described as the act of ‘falling awake’. In the moment – the here and now – we’re present and fully conscious.
My name is Claire, I’m a 30-something English girl and after contracting Dengue Fever back in 2007 I’ve suffered bouts of extreme fatigue alongside various other health problems including mental illness. Yep, it’s another depression blog.
Talking about mental illness feels like discovering the key to a hidden universe littered with tales of depression and anxiety – and all people needed was someone to start the conversation. So this is mine.
The Black Dog is an awful and indiscriminate beast – it can, and does, affect any of us. We need to talk about depression and anxiety to have any hope of reducing the shadow they cast across our world today.
This blog has one humble aim. To help at least one person out there navigate the murky depths of poor mental health and provide reassurance that they’re not alone. Because if the overwhelming response to my own stories is anything to go by – they’re really not.