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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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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