What to do when you’re feeling blue. 

I had a ‘blue day’ recently.   It was a combination of being over tired, thinking that a couple of glasses of red wine would help me sleep, non-healthy eating, complicated by getting bad news from a friend, which all conspired to chuck me into the doldrums.   I woke up one morning uncharacteristically low,…

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A soppy love story

I’ve been thinking this week about Ruth…the one in the Bible. I read the story again this morning and I was gripped…I tell you, those Bible writers knew how to tell a good yarn. Ruth was a survivor. She’d left her home to move in with her husband and his family. But one-by-one, her husband…

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Buried by avalanche….still breathing.

“What if psychiatrists came up with a different language to describe the suffering of people who troop into their consulting rooms every day? Instead of diagnosing a young woman with ‘borderline-personality disorder,’ how about ‘lost in the realm of the fluttering leaves’? Instead of ‘depression,’ how about ‘buried by avalanche, still breathing’? And, just as…

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