The thought of going to work is making me feel nauseous. All the gossiping, exploitation and lies. And, if you just try to keep to yourself and get on with it, some psychopath will get in your way and taunt you for their amusement and wind you up all day.
So, for 2019 I am focussing on lots of self-improvement work to reduce anxiety and anticipatory distress. A quote I have found especially useful is below.
I barely slept on New Year’s Eve or New Year due to the fireworks and revelry on the street I live on … well actually it was more because I stayed up late to re-watch John Wick 2. A body count of almost 130 people in pressed suits was what I felt I needed to… Read More After the New Year & in a haze
I don’t care about whether you have stood with the great. I’m interested in whether you’ve sat with the broken.
I have lived with clinical depression for over a decade. It has meant that there have been times when I have been unable to see beyond the present and just wanted to fall asleep … permanently. I don’t think people realise that depression can cause a physical sensation of pain and emptiness. It actually hurts.… Read More The ups & downs of depression
I think it is important for population groups who are excluded from socio-economic and political institutions and not allowed to self-determine the needs of their community, to be enabled to develop their own systems and processes.
As the UK news covers the approach of the US government attitude to refugees, it is spending very little time interrogating its own paltry record on helping children and adults fleeing violence and human rights violations. An example of this is the UK government arguing that trafficked Europeans may have to pay to stay in… Read More UK approach to refugees & media silence