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Depression Saved Me: The Truth of Living With It Part 1

August 31, 2014


Written a few weeks ago in the back of a three hour-long overpriced taxi from Nairobi to it’s nearest town. I couldn’t get a minibus because of the Nairobi Marathon that had blocked off access to the bus station. But that’s inconsequential. And I was caught in the throws of a deep, dark depressive state. […]

Welcome back… (to myself, on my own blog)

August 30, 2014


I’m back. In London, that is. And back on this blog. I feel I need to acknowledge that, having written relatively consistantly here for the last (nearly) two years. Two years in October.  I guess I needed to take a time out.  The three months I just spent in Kenya were three of the most […]

Airport transit thoughts

August 21, 2014


It’s crazy the thoughts that pass through your head when you’re in transit. It’s just gone midnight, and I’m in Dubai. Never quite stepped foot in the sand, but this will be my 3rd or 4th time at this airport. 2nd time in the last few months. One minute I was there – in Nairobi, […]

My darkness – how I’ve come to terms with it

August 13, 2014


Even just thinking about it brings me close to tears. I thought I was getting better – I had thought that growing up, getting wiser, developing more inner confidance – was the cure for this disease. The light flickers at me in this hail storm in Kenya, like a nodding god. But I don’t believe […]