It’s Great When We’re Together (or, A Musical Manifesto)

Okay, so it’s time to announce a new category… Musical Manifesto! Hello and welcome, my usual delights and newcomers alike! This post is by yours truly, the one and only Jocelyn Teri (or Magic Johnson in closer circles… and I think by now most of us are all there on that same page!). So a […]

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The Gift of a Beautiful Life: A Love Story

Many moons ago, when I was but a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed university student, I was faced with the case of Virginia Woolf. In preparation for a lecture, we were to watch The Hours for a semblance of insight into the life and times of the writer. I had read Mrs Dalloway and Orlando, and found […]

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The Broken Pot (or, How I Learned to Embrace Vulnerability)

Today, I thought, I would share something a loyal reader once gifted me on a blog piece I wrote entitled, Fear can be a funny thing. The piece was about trying to conquer fears, fears I had not had before my severe depression, fears I had not had when I had been a more confident […]

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Finding my voice again

*This piece was first published on www.health–e.org.za under the title ‘I was living an unliveable life’ for my column on mental illness, Through the Looking Glass In December 2012, I was admitted to the Elizabeth Donkin Hospital while in the throes of a manic episode. There, I was diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder. I […]

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