My Fear of Failure

I cried for the first time in nearly a year today. I cried to heal, to release a fear I have trapped within for perhaps my whole life. We all have one, a fear that we push to the back of our minds. We trap it deep within, for the knowledge that it could tear … Continue reading My Fear of Failure

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‘Are you okay?’ Does chronic illness affect my mental health?

After my blog (I am going insane - the frustrations of recovery), I had someone ask me if I was ‘okay’. Of course, we all know what that means. Are you okay ‘mentally’ is what they are asking; (the word 'mentally' said in hushed tones and through gritted teeth, for fear of the neighbours overhearing). … Continue reading ‘Are you okay?’ Does chronic illness affect my mental health?