Heading down to San Fernando today, my hometown here in Trinidad and Tobago. As my taxi driver does the hard work, I feel the usual butterflies I get knowing I will see the sights and some people I love in a bit, if even for a little bit. Passing to check my Dad, who has been a huge support as I wrestle (willingly) with my new diagnosis, and that in itself has worked wonders. Popping in to see my school friend, neighbour and famaaaaaleeeee, JR and her gorgeous daughter and it is thoughts of all of this that has me … Continue reading Where are my meds? Literally.
So if at the very beginning of the diagnosis, I am confused, what does that say about what the future holds? If you’re into signs that is. If you’re more on the science side, or like my views on gender, saddle both. Make sense? Ha! With my renewed curiosity in my mental health, I visited a psychiatrist about four weeks ago and got exactly that. A new diagnosis. Bipolar disorder. Want the stats? Or at least some facts? Let’s go! 1. Over 1 million people in the UK have bipolar disorder. 2. The disorder usually surfaces often in a person’s … Continue reading Bipolar: Do I have it or am I?
I took this picture last Carnival at Peter Minshall’s Callaloo Company, as I attempted to get involved in something that I never quite did. It’s an image that I am most proud of, since I started my photography journey and one that I didn’t quite know where I should use until now. This image perfectly describes mental health to me. When I look at her, I see darkness yet light. Beauty yet pain. Wounds yet renewal. Scars yet fond memories. I see her surviving this world, come what may. She has removed her eyes for she can’t always be sure … Continue reading Mental Health 101
As a little girl, my mother repeated the musing of my very first teacher from time to time … “Michelle does as she wants and not as she’s told”… as I stand ready to face forty, she wasn’t wrong. Makes … Continue reading I’m Doing it Huawei.
Last night, I felt my heart swoon as I experienced some serious #BrandLove here in Trinidad and Tobago. Want to know why? Let me give you a teaser? What do T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and our very own, bmobile, all have in common? These three mobile operators offer their customers a pre-paid VISA credit card. Yeah, you heard me. bmobile has jumped into the mobile money arena along with Republic Bank, CellMaster and, of course, VISA. Mobile money as a phrase, first graced my eyes when I lived in London and worked heavily in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, where … Continue reading #BrandLove | Credit where credit is due.
You know, sometimes a new encounter triggers the release of a myriad of memories that have been lodged in the corners of your mind since … well … since they happened. This happened to me the other day. I forgot … Continue reading Memories found … The Lost Tribe
It’s Friday or Friyay as they say but I must admit that every day has a bit of yay for me and Sunday gone was no different. Being new to the St. Anns area, I was chuffed to hear that … Continue reading #chatterboxlife | RackedTT