Category: mental health

things pottery has taught me

things pottery has taught me

We spent NY at a farm up the way from us and to deal with the large amount of people I don’t know I always take something with that can keep me busy in case I feel uncomfortable. This time I grabbed a little slab […]

I am grateful for… true love

I am grateful for… true love

My person bought me a Harry Potter planner last year as a gift for doing so well in my exams. Originally I had planned on doing everything completely digital this year – saving paper and all that – but I mean come on, it’s Harry […]

Assignments and statistics

Assignments and statistics

I have a module this semester that seriously sucks, I know that last semester I said that Business English is the worst but I’d do it again if I could give Social Dimensions of Justice back! It’s made up of long essay assignments where most […]

I feel pretty. Pretty damn tired.

I feel pretty. Pretty damn tired.

I had planned on a long blogpost about how amazing the new Amy Schumer movie is and how it really taught me a thing or three about feeling good about yourself, and while I really want to and still think that every woman should watch […]

The thing about change

The thing about change

Change is inevitable, we know this, and yet I am still not the biggest fan unless it’s planned change. Planned by myself of course. Even then I struggle to really come to terms with it. Our move has been a massive change, monumental. For the […]

Baffle them with bullshit

Baffle them with bullshit

Last night I was asked for life advice… Apparently I look like the kind of person who has her shit together, oh boy, I’m not sure if I should take it as a compliment or not though cause man oh man I really do not […]

Wolfkop family festival

Wolfkop family festival

At the beginning of March we headed out to the Wolfkop Camping Villages just outside Citrusdal for the weekend to join the very first Wolfkop Family Festival that is now going to be an annual event. Before that weekend I’d never heard of Wolfkop before despite […]

If depression were a creature I would fucking hunt it

If depression were a creature I would fucking hunt it

In november I found out someone who had a phenomenal impact on me while I was pregnant and during the first few years of Fysh’s life had passed away. It’d been a while since I’d seen her, we kept making plans but something would come […]

A few things people with depression want you to know

A few things people with depression want you to know

I have several diagnoses, the main one being borderline personality disorder but along with that are the sub-diagnoses that are a little more “common” but still encased in crappy stigma. A while back I made up a list of things that people with anxiety want you […]

10 of my favorite obscure emotions

10 of my favorite obscure emotions

  These are words you won’t find in the Oxford dictionary, you will however find them on The dictionary of obscure sorrows. They were mostly made up by graphic designer John Koenig who’s original definitions aim to fill a hole in the language – to give a […]

Looking back on 2017

Looking back on 2017

The years seem to be getting shorter as I get older, I don’t know if it’s because I’m just so busy trying to stay above water with all the bills and work and schooling or if it’s because, well am not really sure but it’s […]

life is pretty fucking short

life is pretty fucking short

There’s a saying how life is so short and I remember hearing it so often when I was younger. “Enjoy your youth, it goes by so fast” but I always thought that it was such a load of crock because life is the longest damn […]

My forever treasure

My forever treasure

Remember when I won a spot to join one of Janine Binneman’s jewelry workshops? We had such a fantastic time and even Fysh loved it, mainly because Janine gave him a piece of wax to faff with and keep busy while I was learning all […]

so much and nothing at all

so much and nothing at all

It’s a late night post, or early morning depending on how you want to look at it but my old friend insomnia seems to have returned. You don’t have to read this one. If you give it a skip I won’t judge you as it’s […]

It’s all in your head #worldmentalhealthday

It’s all in your head #worldmentalhealthday

Oh fuck I have heard this said to me so often that if I had a R10 note for every time I heard it I’d own that farm in a small forest town already. But hey, they are sort of right. IT IS IN MY […]

the people of our tribe

the people of our tribe

she was not fragile like a flower; she was fragile like a bomb.   I feel like this quote pretty much sums up my life. Particularly at the moment, I’ve been holding on and I’m so scared I just explode into pink mist and evaporate […]

cold turkey and new old habits

cold turkey and new old habits

The Person is the most damn patient and quietly persistent person I have ever met. He’s done so many things to help out and for a long time I resisted because “my life is fine stop trying to change it” but here and there I […]

how to love a daughter of the forest

how to love a daughter of the forest

Who is a daughter of the forest? She is the girl who goes hiking in a dress, not because she is impractical, but because she is perfectly at home among the wild shadows. The forest daughter is that grown woman who comes home with pine cones […]

spontaneity vs planning

spontaneity vs planning

I like to think that I can be spontaneous and don’t need a rigid schedule but I’m just lying to myself. While I don’t write it all down and list it hour by hour like some people I do plan out my day and week […]

A dropped ice cream sort of day

A dropped ice cream sort of day

Have you ever had a day where you’re trying REALLY hard to have a great day but life feels the need to test how real that determination is?  I had the penguin random house children’s books showcase this afternoon and I was so amped because […]