I do not offer this as a definitive description of what it is like for everyone to wake up with depression, but it is an offering, a thought, an imagination, and a representation of one morning, for one person, at one time.
It's the end of Mental Health Awareness Week. Like many others out there, I've spent the last five days trying to work out how to contribute to this with my own thoughts.
Today is Time to Talk Day – 24-hours put aside to remind us all why mental health should be part of our conversations every day. I've written a personal poem that seems perfect for today. It's my way of talking.
When it seems like everyone under the sun turns into the Lord or Lady of Christmas Cheer at this time of year – when all you see are adverts full of excess and happiness and excitement and magic – it's so hard to accept that you're not quite feeling it this time around.
I want to talk about summertime yoga, practicing in the heatwave, and fitting in my stretches around staycations.
One month into my yoga journey, I ask myself: am I really making time for, and prioritising, my yoga practice?
Here's what I've learned after one month of regular yoga practice; from sweat to self-consciousness.
Do I have the strength, skill, stamina and mindset to take on yoga and reap the benefits? Join me on my yogi journey over the next few months with the wonderful team at In Balance Hot Yoga.
Ice Cream for Breakfast should be read when most needed, and in delicious, bite-sized chunks – just as you would with your favourite tub of Ben and Jerry's.
I may not be hitting the same milestones as others, but I am still grateful for the year that has passed. Find out about my 2017 highlights.