After suffering from the ravages of depression, Bipolar, anxiety and an internal loneliness for many years, i have decided to share my journey with you, and just maybe, in doing so i will find out a little bit more about me. Β I will be sharing my thoughts on depression and my personal experiences. I will also try to throw in a bit of light and cheer every now and then – balance is the spice of life, right?

Thanks for dropping by. We’re not out to save the world here – just to share views, thoughts, ideas and worries in a hassle-free and judgement-free environment. Welcome. Grab a cup of your favourite brew, take a deep breath and prepare to share my world. If it helps you then it’s been worthwhile. It will help me regardless, so thanks for sharing the journey.

Feelings are on display – along with bad spelling, terrible grammar and awful formatting. If you are looking for all of those, please Google “English like what the Queen says”.




112 responses to “About

  1. honest description I ever read πŸ™‚

  2. So … I found your blog as I saw it on ramblingsfromamum’s nomination of you …*giggles* …

  3. Kelly Zooms

    I am so thankful for your blog! I have dealing with depression for years in silence. I applaud you for writing courageously in a positive way about a topic that people think should be hidden and private. Well, if we were all as honest as you, we would realize that so so so many of us are dealing with mental illness. I’ve wanted to blog about it, but mine would have been a dark blog. lol Good for you for putting all of your cards on the table and daring readers to accept you as you are: human. You inspire me!

  4. Hi Kelly. Thanks for checking out my blog!
    At times you will come across a dark post here and there..*laughing*
    But I will endeavor to keep as positive as one can, about dealing with depression.Paula xx

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  6. Hmm the testing FB page I cannot find…what you up to Willis??? lol xxxx

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    • Thanks for thought! I think your Inspirational and I enjoy reading your blog. The love you have for your daughter comes shining through!!
      I plan to out some awards in one post soon. xxxxx

  8. Paula … I cannot over state how much your words…your blogs…the way you have bounced back in life…and continue to fight. Inspiring? *shakes head*…no…very inspiring. Hence the Award I am giving you. I wish it was MORE than just an Award…thank you…for being a great friend. Huggsss.


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  10. Camila Belle de Lorenzo

    As a single mother who is going through genarilized anxiety disorder and being bi polar its nice to know that I am not on my own in battling a mood disorder. Thanks for sharing ❀

    • Hi! Welcome to my blog😊 you are definitely not alone.😊being a single mum is not an easy task either! I’ve been with my husband for 14 years, but was a single mum for years before. …….Paula xxxπŸŽ‰πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ†πŸŽ‡

      • Camila Belle de Lorenzo

        Thank you for the comment Paula I’m glad you understand. I look forward to your posts. πŸ™‚

  11. 1EarthUnited

    How can you be depressed, now that you have WordPress friends!

    • Hi. And welcome to my blog! *Waving*
      You’ve made me laugh. This is so true. I’m not blogging for the next 2weeks. Have a great Christmad and I’ll see you back on my post in 2013. Chow. Paula xx

  12. Hello! I’ve just gotten started with my mental health advocacy blog, and I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the work you’re doing on your blog! By sharing your experiences and reminding readers of the importance of respecting their mental health, you’re doing a lot more good than you realize!

    My blog will be focused on the role of the media in ending mental health stigma. Feel free to check it out! mediamentalhealth.wordpress.com..

    • Hi Jared! *waving* welcome to my blog and thanks for the lovely comment. πŸ™‚ I’m just checking my blog today and then giving it a rest for a couple of weeks. Hopefully you hang around. Have a fantastic Christmas and a safe New Year!:) Paula xxx

  13. Since you’ve inspired me so much, I have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award. Hope you’ll accept πŸ™‚

  14. radaronelson

    Hey, wanted to see if you would be willing to guest blog for me. E-mail me at radar_o_nelson@yahoo.com and I’ll give you the details.

  15. Good Morning, Paula. Have you stopped laughing yet? Just checking. πŸ˜€ Perpetua.

  16. You’re one of our favorite people at Bold Beneath. Thanks so much for always commenting and listening to us. And thank you for your own posts, we appreciate them greatly!

  17. Nice to meet someone with similar experiences.

  18. I appriciate your blog content very much and am passing the Team Member Readership Award http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/team-member-readership-award/

  19. cryptic999

    The genuine and honest words ever said.

  20. Hi Paula! I hope you won’t mind a blogging award.:) I’ve just nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogging Award! Please click here for more info: http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/a-super-sweet-blogging-award-and-tag-im-it/ Thanks!–Mike

    • Hey Mike. I really appreciate that you thought of me. πŸ™‚ I just accepted 2 awards and had actually stopped doing them last year. So, I will pass and give you a huge hug from mentioning me. If I start again they seem to be endless. Hope your having a great weekend and I love your blog!! hugs Paula xxxxx

  21. I’ll be looking forward to hear you more, Paula! Have a great day ahead. God bless.


  22. You have a fantastic and interesting blog here! // Maria

  23. Manu Kurup

    I went through many of your posts and loved your space here. πŸ™‚
    Great. I shall come back. πŸ˜€

  24. You have an wonderful blog,I enjoyed visiting your posts.I will be back to read your archives.Looking forward to read more from you πŸ™‚

  25. beautifully written..would love to get back and read more from you πŸ™‚

  26. Hi, I’ve suffered a lifetime of Obsessive Compulsive and Bipolar Disorders. I have also attempted suicide. My mental condition cost me my first marriage and has caused difficulties with subsequent relationships. For the past twenty-five years I’ve been on medication. Happily, I am now able to cope with most everyday situations, although I have the occasional flare-ups, where everything seems to be beyond my control.

    Thanks for creating this blog and for being so open with your own problems. It makes it much easier for others to write about theirs.


    • Hi Dennis. I felt writing about such a subject I had to be as honest and upfront as I could be. Depression is pretty ugly so there’s no point in saying it doesn’t exist and lets all hold hands and just skip around. LMAO
      I have mild OCD, Bipolar 2,BPD Anxiety and Mood Disorder. So funny, I had to stop and think if that was all? Lol I laugh at my self a try not to take things too seriously or to heart anymore. Life is way happier this way. The only medication I will take these days is the Seroquel. I know I need this and it makes my life much healthier. I know how you feel. But, I won’t let my disorders define me as a person. We are more than a label and have a lot to offer the community. Sadly the stigma around mental illness is still there. Yes it has improved over the years, but we still have a long way to go. I hug you and thank you for your honesty. Paula xxxx

  27. I look forward to following you. I love your style.. I agree the grammar police need to stay away.. I hate when they show up on my blog with all their pointers I could care less about. We are here for support and tell a story of our lives and mental illness. Blog on and have a great weekend. Glad i found your blog.

  28. Paula, do you have a regular email we can write each other at? xo

  29. Hello fellow blogger!
    I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the nomination post (link below) and share the love. I was really chuffed to be nominated and have had great fun answering my nominator’s questions and compiling questions for nominees.

    Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

    Now, if you are so inclined, click here: http://pinkandbluemummyland.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/nominated/

  30. Foarte interesant. Daca ai vorbi romΓ’neste, te-as invita pe mess-ul meu,onu.ionescu, sΔƒ mai povestim.ZΓ’mbetul, şi dantura, sunt superbe!
    Ce zici?

  31. Hey there! We talked quite awhile ago I had a very similar page to yours that had to do with mental illness but I disappeared for awhile…Now i have a new page dedicated to my photography! Feel free to check me out!

  32. hello, Paula… thanks for dropping by and for the follow… you have an interesting blog. kind regards. πŸ™‚ ~San

  33. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    I run a similar project, whose address I attach for your interest

  34. I need to follow you by email again from my new blog. Can’t find a follow button on your post. 😦

    • Hey Sylvia, πŸ™‚

      Didn’t know you had changed blogs? Working off my phone but will re-follow your new blog when on my laptop. Not sure why there isn’t a follow button? I’m stumped! Lol
      Hope you find it. :). Super hugs Paula xxx

  35. Hi Paula! Amazing. Simply amazing. How awesome of you to have this blog and I am sure you are helping many people to love themselves, be honest with themselves, and just truly live life. Depression does exist but it’s the strength that you have and things like your beautiful smile that keep people going. Keep up the great work Paula, and most of all keep smiling!! πŸ˜€
    Love, Daniel

    • Hey Daniel, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all the wonderful things you just said about me! πŸ™‚ That smile is smiling at you right now! πŸ™‚
      It’s not the greatest subject in the world to talk about, but it’s an important one for those that feel alone. We all need hope and inspiration and blogging has given me both. People like you with your kind words are just beautiful. Have a great week, hugs Paula xxxxx

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  37. Northernbaygirl

    Thank you for your comment on my ‘about’ section. I also suffer with depression, anxiety & panic attacks, I struggle to find the motivation to do lots of things, including keeping a blog going & often scrap posts because I think no-one will be interested in reading it, I’m hoping I can keep this new one gooing.

  38. Hi Paula,

    I did a stupid thing. I moved my blog to a new URL and forgot to notify readers. Total now following = 0

    My new blog is
    Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Insights From a Bipolar Bear
    I’m now at http://www.depressionandbipolardisorder,com

    Hope to see you back.

    Bradley (formerly known as “How Is Bradley”

  39. I appreciate you very much! Be happy!

  40. Ok, I appreciate you twice! πŸ˜€
    A great weekend for you as for me! πŸ™‚

  41. I just found your blog and want to commend you on speaking out on a subject so many want to hide. ❀ Hugs

  42. Hi Paula,

    I recently named you in a chain post/award that I’ve been included in. Have a look and pay it forward if you feel like it πŸ™‚


    All the best,

  43. Hi Paula,
    You were following me on the WordPress Viewer. I did a Plug-In update on Friday and wiped out all my followers. Please go back to my blog and click the “Follow” button again. Sorry about the trouble.
    Thank you!
    Bradley http://www.insightsbipolarbear.com

  44. I accidently stubble upon your blog, and must say I’m quite glad it happen. We share many of the same issues, I start writing my blog because of personal failures, depression and anxiety and wanting to document them and see if I could finally beat them.
    Best of luck to both of us

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