Depression · God · Life · Mental health

God in my recovery

The people who know me offline are (probably) aware that I’m a Christian. The people who know me quite well probably also know that I’ve struggled with the God-and-mental-health concept for a bit. People have told me that I (a) should seek spiritual healing rather than turn to medication and psychotherapy and (b) shouldn’t be depressed… Continue reading God in my recovery

Depression · Mental health

“Why are you depressed?”

One of my friends found out a few days ago that I was taking antidepressants. I’ve seen plenty of different reactions to people learning that I have depression, some way more original (and comical) than others. But since then, he’d been bugging me with the question: “why are you depressed?” Interestingly enough, it stumped me.… Continue reading “Why are you depressed?”

Life · Mental health · University

The lazy kitchen

I’m a student. I’m an inherently lazy creature (my parents and flatmates can testify). Also, sometimes I get depressed. When the three combine, despite my normally voracious appetite (again, parents and flatmates can testify), sometimes food just becomes a non-priority. On the plus side, a couple of years being a lazy student with depression on top… Continue reading The lazy kitchen

52 Weeks of Gratitude · Mental health · Relationships · University

Week 7: A friend (part 1)

It’s easy to see that this gratitude challenge greatly values friends: there are three entire weeks dedicated to this topic! As I’m writing this, however, I somehow feel stumped about whom to dedicate this post to. How could I possibly choose from the many beautiful people that has touched my life?  I’m not going to choose… Continue reading Week 7: A friend (part 1)

52 Weeks of Gratitude · Travel

Week 6: The city you live in

How time flies! Already we are six weeks into the 52-week gratitude challenge. I’m enjoying myself immensely. A few days ago, I made this blog rather more public by posting a link to it all over my social media. I’m still pretty hesitant to advertise exactly where I live, however, so I shall try to… Continue reading Week 6: The city you live in

Depression · Life · Mental health · Relationships

Supporting your friend with depression

I’m not gonna lie, not too long ago I had absolutely no idea how to help someone going through a depressive episode. I’ve made more than a few mistakes, made things worse at times, and spent more time not knowing what to do than actually helping. After being on both the giving and receiving end,… Continue reading Supporting your friend with depression

52 Weeks of Gratitude

Week 5: Something someone gave you

Welcome to week 5 of the gratitude challenge! The movie Big Hero 6 came up a couple of years ago. I didn’t watch it till relatively recently but it’s since become one of my go-to feel-good films (not least because my boyfriend has it recorded on Sky and I don’t own any DVDs). I’m a… Continue reading Week 5: Something someone gave you

Life · University

Tips for decorating your student bedroom

It’s that time of year again! The end of the summer holiday is nigh (boo) and thousands of men and women are preparing to leave for university, perhaps for the first time. For me, moving into the student accommodation is a huge part of the excitement of the new academic year. Those of you who… Continue reading Tips for decorating your student bedroom