Author Archives: Raven

Social Stamina

One thing I have always been aware of – though perhaps even more acutely over the last few years – is how little “social stamina” I have compared to the vast majority of other people. By this I mean energy/ … Continue reading

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Life Is A Lemon (“Mega-rant”)

Life isn’t great at the moment and this whiny, self-pitying mega-rant has been building for quite some time now. You have been warned! My mind is all over the place at the moment and I’m having trouble expressing myself so … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Lockdown Rant

Well in typical me fashion, I disappeared off the face of the earth for a bit and it’s now been nearly 6 months since I last posted here. I’m not sure if any of you still read this word vomit, … Continue reading

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Angry

Yes, this is my second rant on here – this time with an added bit of animal behaviour nerdism (read: tangential ethology rant) – in the space of a week. A few things happened yesterday which made me quite angry … Continue reading

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – My Symptoms

After my recent diagnosis of SAD, I wanted to write a couple of posts on my symptoms and things I’ve found helpful. I hope to help raise awareness of how SAD impacts on daily life, and hope that someone else … Continue reading

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A Depressive Rant

Yes, that’s right, it’s time for another brain dump! Also, I’ve finally set up a twitter account for this blog, so feel free to follow. A lot of the people whose blogs I used to follow haven’t been active in … Continue reading

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How My Parents Have Contributed To My Issues – My Mum [2/?]

Before I launch into this post, I just want to say that I love my mum and, despite her probably contributing to my mental health issues in some ways, I truly think she’s done the very best she could have, … Continue reading

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Road Rage

Last week I was involved in a road rage incident and, perhaps most surprisingly for this time of year, it wasn’t me who had the anger problem! I’d met my friend for a walk and a chat and was driving … Continue reading

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How My Parents Have Contributed To My Issues – Introduction [1/?]

In the crowd of pain St. Jimmy comes without any shame He says, “We’re f***ed up”, but we’re not the same And mom and dad are the ones you can blame                   … Continue reading

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A Diagnosis At Last!

Following on from my last post, I had had enough of not knowing for sure whether I had seasonal affective disorder, and also wanted to find out if there were any anger management/ stress management resources I could access as … Continue reading

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