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Writing - Sweet Regret - Poetry - 2011

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Writing - Sweet Regret - Poetry - 2011

Oh Regret, I see you have come to visit again. We used to spend day and night together, Yes, I remember those times. I was young and you were bitter. Sweet Regret, This time your visits are shorter, Less bitter. Maybe it’s in the weather? Maybe it’s you- You’ve changed for the better. Your friends, Disappointment, grief and heartache have come along too. That’s fine- let them in. We can all gather round and have some tea. I’m so much braver now you see. Let me tell you straight to your face, Regret. I no longer fret. I have lived. I live still, not...

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Dear Diary - 08.04.2021

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Dear Diary - 08.04.2021

“Even though the battle is fought with my mind, my body responds to it being real, in a very real way. Freezing completely, or shutting down. My eyes will close involuntarily, my legs have pins and needles , like they’re switched off.”

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SADAG Akeso Clinic Talk - Speaker- 2015

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SADAG Akeso Clinic Talk - Speaker- 2015

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group invited me to speak about my experience living with Bipolar Disorder for their awareness program around living with mental illness. These are the notes from my talk in 2015, at the Akeso clinic in 2015. —————— Good morning everyone. Today I'm going to be a bit selfish and talk about myself. I was very kindly asked to speak about my experience living with Bipolar Disorder.   Two things I want to start off by saying. 1- Everyone experiences bipolar disorder differently which leads me to two - we can all relate to the symptoms....

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