why i talk about my mental health at work;

I’m Lisa-Marie Ferla, and this is me. I’ve been pretty open about my mental health to my colleagues for a couple of years now, but…

the silver linings pixlet: therapeutic levels redux;

Twenty years of medication that alters my brain chemistry, and I can no longer remember all the words to “American Pie”. Sure, this was just…

the silver linings pixlet: making a success of stress;

Controversial opinion time: I think stress – particularly stress in a work context – gets a really bad rap. As I see it, there’s a…

the silver lining pixlet: cosying up for winter;

I find it perversely comforting that mine has never been a seasonal affective disorder. Where’s the fun in a depression tied to the shifts in…

the silver linings pixlet: in defence of bubble baths;

While it’s fair to be suspicious of the commodification of self-care, I can’t deny the role that regular bubble baths play in helping me to…

the silver linings pixlet: productivity hacks for the perpetually anxious;

Just after Christmas, I got an email from a friend. “Can we talk?” she said. “You know how you’re always open about your mental health…

the silver linings pixlet: on making time for your friends;

I’ve been persevering with the second season of In The Club – that BBC drama based around six women who meet at an antenatal class…