On Monday afternoon, I experienced a wave of overwhelming anxiety. Oh hell no. Oh f* no. It’s happening again. The lockdown announcement came later in the week, but all signs … Continue reading
We never prepared for this version of pandemic. On film, people cough and the world falls apart. The reality of COVID-19 is far stranger. This post is a quiet word to my fellow covid-lucky. Our problems may be a small portion of the total damage, but it’s still there, still ours, and it accumulates. It will not so easily fit under the rug where we sweep it.
The world has upended. There’s no competition for most impacted; we’re all affected by COVID-19 in some way, across the world. Sometimes it feels okay and sometimes, it’s really not. … Continue reading
Sometimes I think this blog should be called ‘things that are obvious, but not to me.’ I recently did a workplace Birkman test to better understand why I’ve been burning … Continue reading
RUN! Drop everything and run as far away as you can from everyone because it’s all broken and it’s too much and you can’t make it better. Run, hide, stay … Continue reading
Anxiety is elusive. Sometimes there’s a clear provocation. A thing happens and you can point to it and say ‘ah ha! That very expensive bill or that difficult conversation or … Continue reading
“What a lonely island you’ve been,” the therapist brimmed with compassion, her head tilted to one side and a small furrow forming between her brows. It was the end of … Continue reading
I fight zombies in my sleep. Relentless, gnashing, hungry zombies. I’m not afraid of them but I’m constantly on high alert. Behind closed eyes in the theatre of my brain, … Continue reading