Health

General, Health

This is me

I wrote a thing

I have spent most of my life playing down the impact of my disabilities on my identity. This will always be a totally futile and quite ridiculous exercise.

by × January 7, 2014 × 0 comments

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We can be happy

We can be happy

About 12 months ago I lay awake. It was night time so I shouldn’t have been awake. But I was awake. And I didn’t know why. I thought I must’ve been stressed about something. So I started cycling through the Rolodex of things going on in my life.

by × December 10, 2013 × 1 comment

Feminism, Health, Rights

Rape is easy here

Rape is easy here

Trigger Warning. The world isn’t exactly crying out for more opinions on the Roast Busters from straight white cis-men. Sorry world, I’m gonna opine.

by × November 11, 2013 × 8 comments

General, Health

Loz Heaphy – Tears dry on their own

Loz Heaphy – Tears dry on their own

Loren Heaphy of the Block fame has become a little bit well known for having a cry on national TV. She very kindly wrote a post on just that.

by × October 7, 2013 × 9 comments

Health

Shake it off

Shake it off

One of the most significant symptoms of my anxiety disorder is that I am quick to worry, often about things that don’t end up being a big deal.

by × August 26, 2013 × 1 comment

General, Health

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

We’ve invited a group of well known New Zealanders to submit pieces about subjects that they aren’t well known for.

by × July 31, 2013 × 2 comments

Health

Anti Science brigade, why you so anti science?

Anti Science brigade, why you so anti science?

Hamilton City Council recently made the ill-informed decision to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water. Now the ill-informed people who blindly pushed for that outcome are saying Wellington is their next target. This worries me.

by × June 12, 2013 × 58 comments

Health

Hey, buddy, where you been?

Hey, buddy, where you been?

DID YOU KNOW?  If you drink a bottle of red wine in about 10 minutes it has a similar effect as taking a Xanax.

by × June 8, 2013 × 0 comments

Health

Get help faster

Get help faster

Anxiety disorders run in my family and after a particularly tumultuous period a few years ago I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, otherwise known as GAD.

by × May 30, 2013 × 0 comments

Health

Daily dosing

Daily dosing

Imagine that I have asthma.  Imagine that I was diagnosed about two years ago, and since then I’ve been using an inhaler everyday and though my life probably isn’t totally awesome all the time, I’m heaps healthier than when I was first diagnosed, which makes me happier, and more fun, and better at my job.

by × May 1, 2013 × 14 comments

Health

Spring clean your insides

Spring clean your insides

I’ve got a challenge for you – and before you decide to ignore me and go read some other intellectually stimulating blog, just give me a chance… I dare you to try a detox.

by × April 28, 2013 × 3 comments

Health

Anxious Much?

Anxious Much?

This anxiety bullshit is bullshit. We all experience it in one form or other. I’m sure there are fabulous evolutionary reasons for it. Saber-tooth tigers and such.

by × April 25, 2013 × 0 comments

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Confessions….

Confessions….

According to my mum, I’m an addict. She thinks I have a serious problem. She’s probably right. 

by × April 18, 2013 × 1 comment

Health

What we talk about when we talk about mental health

What we talk about when we talk about mental health

Part one of a series on Mental Health In New Zealand we aren’t very good at talking about mental illness. Or mental health.

by × April 8, 2013 × 1 comment