Happy Birthday to us!!

Dandelions and Bad Hair Days is ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!! We launched the book on World Mental Health Day 2012 and we are proud that we celebrate our birthday on the 10th October to haelp raise awareness of mental health issues around the globe. Well, perhaps that is a little ambitious – go global? Well … Continue reading

Originally posted on No more wriggling out of writing ……:
On Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the Annual Spring Conference organised by the Taunton Association for Psychotherapy (TAP). This year’s theme was depression and the day was marketed as ‘Dialogues Around Depression’ –  a title which reflected the different speaker’s approaches to the subject.  It…

Weeds, seeds and psychotherapy…..

Far from being an ‘Uninvited Guest’. writer Viv Tuffnell has been asked to present her piece from Dandelions and Bad Hair Days (which gave the book its title!)  to the South West Spring Conference organised by the Taunton Association for Psychotherapy (TAP). This is a great opportunity to promote the book to almost one hundred therapists, counsellors … Continue reading

The poetry in DABHD – baring our souls for SANE

Just before publication, David J Bauman, an American poet that I have got to know via his wonderful poetry blog over at http://dadpoet.wordpress.com/ , did me the honour of reading my poem ‘Life Force’ which is included in DABHD. There are faults with the poem, but not with David’s wonderful reading of it. I have added to it … Continue reading

Depression and anxiety over Christmas…

A very Happy Christmas to all those who have been involved in Dandelions and all those who have taken the trouble to buy it. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, hop over to ‘How to buy…’ for all the details. I just wanted to mention that over on my writing blog, No wriggling out of writing … Continue reading

Further print-run or print-on-demand? Discuss!

First the very good news – the first print run of Dandelions and Bad Hair Days has sold out bar three copies in less than two weeks.  I have been asked to sell copies at two psychotherapy events and Lois and Neil have kindly offered to take copies to the OCD Action National Conference on the 24th November … Continue reading