Category Archives: Depression

A Letter to my Future Self – 6 Months on

Dear Claire, How’s it going? I hope the whole, “easing back into work” thing has been going ok. I’m writing this at the end of April, as I’m just about to start easing back in – a Phased Return. It’s … Continue reading

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On not being ever so useful…

What happens when you’re deeply committed to working hard to earn approval from people and from God, and then you are forced to stop? I’m exhausted and signed off work sick and I’m not doing anything busy to earn anyone’s … Continue reading

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Depression and Prayer

I was mulling over, recently, what it would be like to not have depression any more. It’s tempting to think of “getting back to normal”, and “going back to how I used to be”, but maybe it’s not that simple. … Continue reading

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Mindfulness – from the inside

It’s been my intention for a while to write something about mindfulness meditation – what it’s like to actually do it – partly, I’ve found it really helpful, so I’d like to share what it’s about – and partly because … Continue reading

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But what have *you* got to be depressed about, Vicar?

In response to a high profile figure being outed as having depression, sooner or later someone will say, “But he’s rich, famous and successful, what has HE got to be depressed about? My shameful confession is – I have nothing … Continue reading

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