In my last post I wrote about how many of us are living with the wrong story, blaming ourselves for life’s cruelties when really they’re not ours to take responsibility for. I also wrote that I’m luckier than people who are still owning these untruthful versions of their life. In the past week I’ve wholeheartedly changed my mind. … More A writer’s prerogative.
There’s an American researcher who studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame. Her name is Brené Brown and she’s responsible for one of the most watched TED talks of all time. Her quotes regularly do the rounds on social media and in her book ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’, Brown writes; “I now see how owning our story and … More The agony of untold stories
Nearly two months after Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps, the debate about whether certain professions should be screened for mental health issues rumbles on. It’s a pretty pointless exercise, primarily because you can’t detect the Witch of Misery in the same way you can with other harbingers of gloom – she’s a cunning little bitch, … More A quiet kind of progress.
I started the CNS blog to share my experiences of the mental health system in the UK, so it’s always going to be a little political. Sometimes those politics have to get specific. There’s been a lot of talk from our returning government about their policies being great for the economy and for businesses. I have … More We’re not an economy, we’re a society