Brave Love – Stories

The Considered Life

  Good morning dear hearts, So, this morning I woke up to the clearing throats of two children who were itching to hand over their Mothers Day presents they purchased with the $5 bucks their Dad (and my dearest who is currently snoring next to me through the commotion)  gave them each to spend at… Continue reading The Considered Life

Re-writing the mind stories we’ve told ourselves

      "It's not about the weight" PART 3   Re-writing our internal stories. : "Were you hiding behind the weight?" Was a question a treasured friend asked recently. It was a question that stopped me in my tracks and warranted serious thought as I started to unpack the last decade of my life,… Continue reading Re-writing the mind stories we’ve told ourselves

To be seen or not to be seen, that is the question…

  "Its not about the weight" - Update Number 3 To be seen or not to be seen - that is the question.... Now dear readers, even at my heaviest I thought I was a pretty groovy chick, I still rocked it, I thought I was a bit of alright and I lived life, the… Continue reading To be seen or not to be seen, that is the question…

Mind your body

The journey to whole balance with a lived experience of mental illness has required me to undertake a complete overhaul of a lifetime of filters, perceptions, experiences and responses and to closely examine the dichotomy (differences, disconnect, contrast and relationship) between mind, body and spirit and to really understand it. What I have learned during… Continue reading Mind your body

Its not about the weight – Part 2 Finding balance in reverse

  My diagnosis of Bipolar immediately led to onslaught of what I call, the medication menu. Anti-depressants, psychotropics,valproates, benzos (diazapam) and like any tasting menu (except not really tasty or delicious...) - there are after effects.   Those after effects during the past five years included but were not limited to: vomiting, weight gain, brain… Continue reading Its not about the weight – Part 2 Finding balance in reverse

“It’s not about the weight” by Maree Tambasco-Roche

"It's not about the weight" by Maree Tambasco-Roche. (Sounds like a good book title hey? 😉) So okay as many of you know throughout 2016 I embarked on a yoga, histamine, lifestyle, medication, mental health, food, mood balance experiment of sorts... I was trying to work out a balance between mind,body and spirit with a… Continue reading “It’s not about the weight” by Maree Tambasco-Roche

The Great Bipolar Disordered Love – Our Story

A reprise! It's a tough, gutsy, unconventional yet unconditional #love story. It's not your typical #relationship and it's a family where three out of four have complex disabilities. But, we wouldn't want it any other way. Here is our story that featured by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation #Mentalas program in 2015. By far, one of… Continue reading The Great Bipolar Disordered Love – Our Story

Our family story – social media blocking and our daughter’s anxiety

Have you been 'blocked' or have you 'blocked' someone on social media? From a personal perspective with a daughter who was subjected to issues which caused a "family block online" - here is our story.... For me, I used social media blocking when objectifying comments started filtering down to our children - as a comparative… Continue reading Our family story – social media blocking and our daughter’s anxiety

A scholarship! (Wait! What?)

OH MY GOODNESS! A SCHOLARSHIP!!!! (wait! what?!) Blessed, honoured and speechless!!!!!!! (Yes folks, hard to believe but it is a possibility...😉) You guys are so incredibly important to me in so many ways I cannot even begin. It's through this that I find the courage to as Brene Brown puts it, 'Daring Greatly' Feeling a… Continue reading A scholarship! (Wait! What?)

Hello darkness my old friend… Recovery in the bluest of darks

🌘❄️ "Hello darkness my old friend....." ❄️🌒 The winter has returned and Bipolar Depression visits once more. So what does Bipolar Depression actually feel like for me personally? Here is a creative piece I penned and posted last year. "Recovery in the bluest of darks : Maree Tambasco-Roche My exhausted mind wheezed under the weight… Continue reading Hello darkness my old friend… Recovery in the bluest of darks