Tag: Mental Health

  • Manic Monday

    Manic Monday

    Day One Proper of my Big Advocacy Gig went off largely without a hitch. I am really having to work rather hard now to concentrate on writing sentences, however, which probably means that a cheeky nap is in my future. The amount of anxiety generated by trying to be someone who looks both focussed and […]

  • The Test

    The Test

    Validation is a funny thing. It rarely happens when you want it, and even less so when you’re stuck in a hole requiring the energy to climb out. It’s also absolutely NOT the stuff you think it is. Not everybody wants to be loved and adored, you know. Many just want to be told that […]

  • The Race

    The Race

    Dear Strava, I’d like a quick word about your business model, if I may. Before we start, don’t worry, this is not a rant about Summit, I have no issues paying a subscription and never have. You have to fund yourselves somehow, that’s a given. My problem, such as it is, revolves around the countless […]

  • The Chain

    The Chain

    We all know the World is on fire, and as a result it is important not to give too much thought to the superficial. Far bigger things matter more: people’s lives, their livelihoods, the long term futures of millions of people all hang in the balance. Therefore I tell this story here for one reason, […]

  • Believe

    Believe

    Today is already quite important. Loneliness is a big deal for me right now, which may seem incredible under current circumstances. After all, Lockdown is making people variously crave or be genuinely afraid of human contact. For me, however, the mental processes are different, and two incidents over the last 24 hours have finally allowed […]

  • Shipbuilding

    Shipbuilding

    For all of you that were really hoping you could avoid politics in 2020, NEWSFLASH it never, ever left. You pretended (often vainly) to look the other way and hope you could just keep using Twitter to publicise your gaming stream, or post your screenshots. Of course, this is still utterly valid as a means […]

  • Try a Little Tenderness

    Try a Little Tenderness

    Over the years, I’ve written extensively about my mental health issues: if you’re bored, go look up on the gaming blog the dates in previous years when Mental health days have corresponded with posts. Having spent time talking to professional media people over the last few months I realise a lot of those stories would […]

  • The Trouble with Us

    The Trouble with Us

    HOW DO THEY KNOW? https://t.co/UPdhwXml5U — ๐ŸŒ— Sarah Reeson ๐ŸŒ• Precarious Epithet ๐ŸŒ“ (@MoveablePress) March 25, 2020 I’ve been blogging as therapy for over a decade. Things were pretty basic at the start, it must be said. It was more a diary or, in the case of talking about a video game, list of what […]

  • What We Leave Behind

    What We Leave Behind

    It’s the first properly cold day of the season, and I am reminded of a moment that had, for many years, been previously lost in a haze of a past that was often uncertain. There’s been a lot of that of late, recollections of things that had been forgotten, buried under what can now be […]

  • Don’t Stand So Close to Me

    Don’t Stand So Close to Me

    Yesterday I took my first steps to becoming a Time to Change Champion. It is a process that will be better detailed on the work blog, because poetry needs to be part of the process too. For now, an important epiphany has resulted from a couple of hours in a lovely church annex: difference is […]