Category Archives: Talking

Springtime and the risk of suicide

I realise that Spring is nearly over, and that suicide attempts will fall, but that does not mean that they will cease.  Suicides take place 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, which is why I feel that everyone … Continue reading

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A lesson learned…

For some months, maybe more, my mental health had been declining very rapidly, though I did not notice it at the time, I believed the “Happy Face” mask that I religiously put on every morning for the rest of the … Continue reading

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Dem Bones – dem dry bones

The thighbone’s connected to the hipbone… Wednesday 16th January 2013, 160th Birthday of André Michelin, famous for his design and production of car tyres. If I had been wearing a Michelin man suit that day, I would not have ended … Continue reading

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Communication, or Lack of Communication?

Communication, or Lack of Communication? Communication is recognised as an essential human need and, therefore, as a basic human right. Without it, no individual or community can exist, or prosper. We all communicate every day, for the majority of us … Continue reading

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Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Wheel n Walk UK 2011 – Outcome

The Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Wheel n Walk 2011 UK, held in Olney, Buckinghamshire, was a fantastic day, which had not only a marvellous atmosphere, but also a genuine feeling of camaraderie. We laughed and sometimes cried together, as new and … Continue reading

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‘Knowing’ and ‘The Law of Sod’

Two of my poems (I hesitate to call them that, but I’ve been told that’s what they are) in the first I try to describe the beliefs and feelings instilled by the continuous, rapid fire and chaotic thoughts which, so … Continue reading

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