So, in the end, I’m alone. Although I have no intimate relationships with anybody at the moment, I find that I don’t particularly miss that. I’d rather be alone than settle for less than what I feel that I deserve...Read More
I find it hard to reach out to my colleagues. In my Australian culture, grief is largely seen as a private affair, punctuated by long and absent silences. Needing a national ‘Are you OK’ day says a lot about us, and how hard it is to have conversations outside socially acceptable boundaries...Read More
Mental illness is not like a date on Tinder or an ex-lover; depression doesn’t ghost you. It takes a lifetime’s work to not let it consume you completely…Read More
Here is Ash, on her way to her next chapter in her life. The last time we met, it was Kichijoji and cool. This time it was summer—airless and humid…Read More
New environments help you gain new perspectives, I'd visit temples with dense foliage to block out the busyness of Tokyo, or huge gardens, where you can only see the tops of neighbouring buildings…Read More
It is under the norms and rituals of certain cultures that mental health issues are exacerbated, and morph into something greater than the sum of their parts…Read More
Do not complain.
Accept your fate.
I have learnt long ago to take only that which feeds me…Read More