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Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2019

Saboteur

Aug 28, 2017
Candice Nolan

My time at the mental healthcare facility was enlightening. I was equipped with tools to both understand myself better and help myself to heal. Today, in therapy, I realised a tendency to self-sabotage. By always fixating on the worse case scenario, I often have anxiety about future catastrophies. Like, falling with the baby or baby […]

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Hometime

Candice Nolan

I was discharged today. Found out when I tried to get a transfer to another room (to escape from snoeffels, the crazy cat lady). I am still reeling! Last night, snoeffels kept up her incessant chatter. I woke to find her standing over my bed, like an apparition from hades. Nearly jumped out of my […]

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Progress

Aug 27, 2017
Candice Nolan

It was family visitation day today. I got to spend time with hubby and baby. We had a picnic in the garden. The meds are starting to work and I’m feeling less anxious. I’m also more present in the moment. I really enjoyed my time with them. Progress! Cheers. Advertisements

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Snoeffels

Candice Nolan

Red Sam (Yosemite Sam) is truly touched in the head. He shaved his head because he’s convinced that his roomate is making passes at him. “Gays can’t resist a redhead!”, he complained. His roomate is a flamboyant fellow with fabulous dyed hair. He is in matric. He says he was sent here because his parents […]

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Looney Tunes

Aug 26, 2017
Candice Nolan

The old school of thought has it that depression is “the common cold” of mental illness. A newer school of thought reckons that bi-polar mood disorder is more common than was previously thought. All the schools seem to agree that mental illness is common. That means you probably know someone who has some or other […]

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Motor mouth

Aug 25, 2017
Candice Nolan

My breastpump speaks to me. No, really, this is a truly sane thought (she said while chilling on the crazy farm). But, I am not alone on this, believe me. I checked google. Anyways, during one of the many lonely agonizing hours’ I spend in the tiny ward kitchen, extracting milk from my bosom, my […]

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Repsychle

Aug 24, 2017
Candice Nolan

My psychiatrist is a zany, bubbly personality. Never finishes a sentence, always three steps ahead! She wears this bright orange lipstick that never seems to stick on her lips. More like chinstick! But what an amazing soul! She brightens my mornings! This morning, she said something profound: “We tend to recycle yesterday and rehearse tomorrow.” […]

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Colour code

Aug 23, 2017
Candice Nolan

By way of anecdote, in the dinner queue just now, this lady quips, “Oh! But you’re so cute!”. Only to hurriedly add that she meant that in a good way, “I love your curls and you have such beautiful eyes”, she gushed.  Perhaps, it had something to do with her having seen me colouring in […]

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