Welcome. I'm an author and would love you to check out my first book "Living In The Brambles" (which is all about my personal experiences of OCD, Anxiety & Depression. It details my journey through my mental health problems to the much happier place which I try to occupy as often as my ongoing issues allow. It also contains some of my poetry about those conditions. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Brambles-personal-experiences-Depression-ebook/dp/B07XC8KLC5 ) I wrote it in the hope that it would help both fellow sufferers and their loved ones. This blog is a place where I share more of my experiences of life. Love and pixie dust. Suzi x
Have recently discovered Haiku poetry and am starting to use it a lot. Here’s just one of the poems I’ve created.
Today is National As Young as you feel day and this poem is based on my childhood memories of holidays in Dawlish, Devon. I only have to smell that seaside smell to be transported back there and relive carefree days playing on the sand and swimming in the sea. What memories do you have?
Haiku is unusual as it doesn’t need to rhyme although you can rhyme the first and last line if you wish like this example demonstrates.
I started writing as a child but was encouraged to look elsewhere for my career and "get a proper job". I then became a nurse and have only recently returned to writing. I've recently published my first book which you can check out here www.amazon.com/author/suzifrench
I live in a beautiful part of Devon, close to a canal where I love to go to write. I have a three legged Burmilla cat called Nala and love anything that brings a little more magic into the world.
I developed OCD, Anxiety & Depression, back in 2007 which led to me having to retire from my nursing career and reinvent myself. I am passionate about helping people accept that debilitating mental health problems are just as valid as physical disabilities. And I want to help others who have these conditions to discover their own version of life magic.
I am also a part time wheelchair user because of some chronic back conditions.
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