Tag Archives: Time to Change

Beer Goggles, Toolboxes, & Time to Change: World Mental Health Day 2016

I spent part of this year’s World Mental Health Day (WMHD) at the student’s union at Sheffield University. Each WMHD has a theme: this year’s was psychological first aide. Unfortunately, I thought it was the “wellness toolbox” from the wellness … Continue reading

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Writer, Author Pimp, or Both?

Warning for: Free book! Not much of a warning, I know. I’m sorry if you’re disappointed that I won’t be swearing this time. Don’t worry, I’m sure it will happen soon. Do you, oh gentle and I hope breathing (1) … Continue reading

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Delay, Light & Dark: World Suicide Prevention Day

A wise friend once told me that even the most negative of character traits can be helpful, in the right circumstances. Take, for example, procrastination. Also known, by those of us who use spellcheckers a lot, as delay. Today¬† (10 … Continue reading

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Stigma & Spock: Sheffield Pride 2016

Warnings for: rainbows, poutine, an owl bag, & a giant chicken Each Pride I attend – yesterday was my fourth – brings something new: knowledge, locations, people, even food. To be present as the LGBT community struts its stuff is … Continue reading

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Black Cats, Stigma, & Sheffield, Again

We humans are creatures of associations. I was back in Sheffield yesterday: “back” in that I worked there for 20+ years, then had a break of two years or so. Then I was back again, for one very intense year, … Continue reading

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