The Heart of Red Jade – Light and Darkness #Crystals #Writing #Inspiration #Self-harm #Anxiety

  Red Jade is one of many intriguing crystals in my debut novel. Of course, the crystals in my novel are extraordinary gems, magical crystals conjured up by my imagination! They represent the light, or potential happiness of the protagonists within, whereas shadows represent darkness, deception and sadness.  The Curse of Time is a novel of light and dark, so […]

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things – Jenny Lawson

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What’s it all about?: In LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. According…

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Guest Post: BetterHelp #MentalHealth

What is This Feeling of Emptiness I am Feeling? Sometimes it just feels like something is missing. Or like everything is missing and you just have no idea why you are here and what you should be doing. Everyone feels things differently so whatever you are feeling, it is important. Your body or mind may be trying to tell you something. Maybe there is something physical going on that is causing you to feel this way. Or it could be that you are depressed or anxious about something. This commonly happens to people after the loss of a job or the end of a relationship. It may just be that you are bored and need a new hobby or something.   What Is Wrong with Me? You may be able to figure this out on your own just by thinking about what is going on in your life. Another way to determine why you have these feelings is to start a journal. Sometimes, the only way to figure it out is to talk to someone. A friend or family member may be able to help you figure out what is going on with you. However, many of us would rather not burden our loved ones with these kinds of things. Often, our friends and family members are biased and just tell us what they think we want to hear. Therefore, it is sometimes better to talk to a stranger than […]

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Guest Post – Cat Davis – Four Quotes to Help You And Me Understand Bi-Polar

  Hello Marje’s fans! My name is Cat, and I am a 20 year old diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder. Writing is one of my main coping mechanisms for accepting my diagnosis, so I am thrilled to share a part of me with you today. Bipolar sounds like a terrifying, debilitating, life-changing disorder…and it definitely is. At times. When I […]

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #54 Free and Think

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #54 Free&Think This week’s prompt words for Ron’s Weekly Haiku Challenge are Free and Think. Here’s the link to Ronovan’s blog to join in the challenge: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-54-free-think/ Both of my Haiku this week are more serious in nature, this is a bit unusual for me but somehow the prompt words seemed to lead me down a more thoughtful […]

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Hope – A Story in Words and Photography

  This week I am taking part in Jamie’s Week 17 Photo Challenge: Hope Here’s the link to her blog: https://bluedaisyz.wordpress.com/ I found out about the weekly photo challenge via Melissa’s lovely blog The Aran Artisan: http://thearanartisan.com/       The photos are all taken by me in my local Country park which is looking particularly lovely at the moment, hope you […]

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