On Health and Wellbeing

As an introvert, empath and Highly Sensitive Person with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Keratoconus, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Autism and idiopathic mast cell/allergy syndrome, I am an advocate for those with mental health issues, chronic illness, invisible disabilities and emotional sensitivity. 

If you would like to share your story, but don't know how, let me give you a voice. Contact me to discuss.

Why having chronic illness is like being a knight in armour

A new analogy for what it is like to live with chronic illness.

Published on Vocal Media - January 2022

Why I reported a lewd text to the police

Ignoring inappropriate behaviour only encourages it.

Published on Vocal Media - August 2021

I did not, do not, and will never, ask for it

A short and raw piece I wrote about receiving yet another unwanted advance. If I do everything in my power NOT to ask for it, to avoid attention, to make it abundantly clear that I'm NOT interested, and I'm STILL harassed and receive unwanted advances by men, then clearly the problem is not how women dress or behave. The problem is men, who think they have the right to take without asking or invitation.

Published on Vocal Media - August 2021

The problem with mental illness

Reframing mental health, mental illness and what it is to be human.

Published on Vocal Media - December 2020

When Depression isn't Depression

The joy of melancholy - finding happiness when you're wired for sadness.

Published on Vocal Media - June 2020

This is my Truth

The inner world of the Deep Being.

Published on Vocal Media - June 2020

At Least It's Not Cancer

On living with chronic non-specific illness.

Published on Vocal Media - January 2019

How to Beat Low Self-Esteem

My strategy for coping with self-destructive thinking.

Published on Vocal Media - July 2018

Why Being Strong is a Lie

The brutal truth about the myth of inner strength. -- A definitive essay.

Published on Vocal Media - January 2018

The Quiet Kiwi

A series of articles on introversion, shyness and sensitivity that I wrote for a blog that I started, but didn't continue.

Published on my personal blog, The Quiet Kiwi, September 2013

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