Friday, 19 June 2009

Super duper happy


I've been published, sort of. The fabulous people at the charity Mind have added my essay on ecotherapy to their website under 'Ecominds' and the 'Mental health and the environment' section. (You can read it here too). I can barely believe it; I don't feel like a total failure right now ~ I have been able to turn my depression and anxiety into something positive. Who knows, someone might just read it and think 'I'll give gardening a go' and it may help them too. Wow, you can't begin to understand how good this feels AND my Hubby has said how super duper proud of me, he is, he even made up a song. Hahaha


  1. Fantastic Carrie. We know you are a good writer now others will too.

  2. Wonderful, Carrie! I remember this post from the other week...I think you might be on the way to getting your roar back!!!! Janet

  3. Hi Carrie,
    Just discovered your blog. I like your way of writing! Gardening is my therapy!

  4. Well done you - that is great news.

  5. Way to go girl, that is wonderful.

  6. Well done Carrie, you are inspiring!

  7. Bravo, Carrie. A great achievement (and a well written piece).
    All power to your carrots

  8. Hi Carrie,
    I have only recently discovered your blog and I'm blown away by your candid writing style. You are truly inspirational and I would like to congratulate you on being published.
    Very best wishes,

  9. Hi Carrie What an amazing and touching, but also inspiring article. How clever you are to overcome you health problems and move on into allotment gardening and blogging. I am sure this will inspire others who struggle with depression.

    Keep it close by you and when you next feel really down look at what you achieved.

    I am in touch with many people through Eurolyme who also have mental health problems caused by Lyme Disease. Brain fog, difficulty concentrating, disorientation, depression, and psychiatric problems. There have been a number of suicides of people with Lyme disease.
    Last year I went to Lyme Disease Action conference and listened to an amazing presentation from Psychiatrist Dr Bransfield. He has associated many mental health problems with infection and yes in many cases Lyme Disease. He and his colleagues are having great success treating these patients on a combination of psych drugs and antibiotics. Rather revolutionary views but who knows one day many more people may find their health problems related to micro organisms. The most amazing research is that he and other colleagues have also made links to autistic children and Lyme Disease. Not all by any means but even if only a small percentage who amazing is that.
    Here I go again on my hobby horse. But so so much interesting research.
    Take care Carrie and long may you continue to enjoy your allotmenteering and blogging.

  10. That is great news. It is just so great to be able to read the thoughts of someone else who experiences similar thoughts, thank you!

  11. Really well done Carrie! :D Big hugs! :D

  12. Thats good Carrie.... The song he wrote better be good... haha..,

    Keep digging...
    ~ bangchik

  13. THANK YOU EVERYONE. Still very happy about it all, I hope it helps someone, somewhere. Big hugs to you all for your comments! xx


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