So I Made A Zine

The idea came to me this past Saturday evening to put together a mini zine containing short quotes about anxiety. I woke up Sunday morning & started working on it. I made the decision to make several copies by hand & I’ll photocopy the best one to make several more copies. Towards the end of…

Food, Glorious Food

I am a passionate believer in making & eating quality food. I think good food is one of life’s most important things. One of my favourite things in life is to prepare & serve food to share with others. It could be something as simple as a couple of homemade biscuits & coffee or an…

Dog Walking For The Soul

Stumbling out of bed, I wonder ‘how can it already be morning?’ As I move through our home I notice the sun isn’t awake. Hints of mauve & pink in the sky hint at what’s to come. I dress in autopilot, unaware of temperature or weather conditions. Stepping outside I can barely make out the…

The Anxious Life

I’ve been berating myself for days because this blog post is late. When I decided to blog regularly I made a promise to myself that I would write weekly. Weekly posts felt manageable & for the most part I’ve managed to keep to the schedule. This past week has seen me return to working outside…

Oh Anxiety

Tomorrow is RUOK Day here in Australia. Today’s post wasn’t going to touch on mental illness but i feel like I’m surrounded by it at the moment so it feels like I should write something about it. Someone close to me experienced anxiety for the first time in their life recently & I felt it…

Not Quite Right

I spent some time trying to discover the best way to visualise my experience of living with anxiety. After looking at different styles of photography and painting I settled on double exposure photography. Being completely new to the genre I decided to dip my toe in the water through the use of an app for…

Cycling Life

Feet push up & down. Crisp cold winter air bites my hands yet invigorates my body. Heartbeat keeping time with my feet. Gumtrees, grapevines, parrots. The sun tries to provide warmth. My thighs burn and my mind is empty. This is what it’s for. Cycling. Life. Unburdened by anxiety my mind is free. I am…

Seeing Anxiety

Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. The urge to flee. To nowhere specific just away from now. Breath is shallow. The mind races. Escape not possible. Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. A seperation occurs. A sideways step from reality. Observing the reaction. Knowing it’s taking place yet knowing there is…