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I Think I’m Cracking Up

I feel under constant pressure at the moment, what with money worries and other stuff. I think the stress is making me crack up. Last night, on the way home, I was thinking of taking my trousers off as I … Continue reading

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Psychosis or a Quiet Mind

Having been through the intensity of the Edinburgh Fringe I know that I am at risk of going psychotic. At times this manifests as mental distress (like Friday night when I ripped off my shirt and vest and threw them … Continue reading

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Do I have an Illness?

There are those who dismiss the idea that those of us with severe mental conditions have an illness – they won’t even use the word. But I’m OK with using that word when I am in a dangerous state. To … Continue reading

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Some days are hard

I woke in the middle of the night to a bad dream. It left me lying in bed feeling unhappy. By half-past five I was desperate. I put on some trainers and headed out for a naked run – but … Continue reading

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Not caring

I meditated¬†every day for¬†5 years. I wanted it to help me, to make me happier, make me better. It didn’t work And according to the teachers it wouldn’t work – because I DESIRED these things – and meditation is about … Continue reading

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A Complex World makes us Complicated

I think the situation is this:We live in a very complex and stressful environment – that is so stressful because it is complex.Before there were cities and farms and civilisation life was also stressful, but simple – people needed to … Continue reading

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