Learning to Love Life with Bipolar

*First published on thesewalkingblues.com, www.health-e.org.za & www.health24.com   My confession is this: I have bipolar. Two and a half years ago, at the age of 29, I was hospitalised while in the throes of what is known as a manic episode. It was my first, and will hopefully be my last. For those of you […]

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Thin-crusted Pizza with Lemon-drizzled Rocket, Goat’s Cheese, Mozzarella and Balsamic-roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Last year, I spent months racking my brain for a fitting present for my boyfriend. I knew that what he really wanted was an iPad. But with my bank balance, Santa simply wasn’t going to be leaving one of these in his Christmas stocking! So eventually, after much thought and online browsing, I decided upon […]

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There is magic in the contours of your body

*These piece was later published on www.health-e.org.za under the title ‘Silencing the Critic’ for my column on mental illness, Through the Looking Glass At the time of my manic episode, I was a tiny, energetic creature. I am rather short and small-framed to begin with, and when I was at the Elizabeth Donkin Hospital, I […]

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