By Brian Robinson. Or in this case, the anxiety jumble. How do we break this cycle? How do we get rid of the jumble? Although there is much truth in this idea of a never-ending emotional vortex, it is still extremely daunting for the sufferer. We ask ourselves: how do you break this cycle; at … Continue reading How to Break the Anxiety Cycle
How to Cope with Anxiety and Panic
By Brian Robinson. The first thing to say is that we have to be careful not to confuse coping with recovering. While there is often an overlap between the two, they can in fact be quite different things. For example, people often create a limited world in which they are able to survive and keep … Continue reading How to Cope with Anxiety and Panic
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. The West Dorset and South Devon coasts had been ravaged by several severe storms over the winter. With the promise of rare fossils and bones being uncovered, this unusual storm activity acts as an open invitation for palaeontologists to descend en masse on the Jurassic coast. My wife … Continue reading Stacking Stones
Is There a Cure for Meniere’s Disease?
By Brian Robinson. The answer to this question pretty much depends on how you define 'a cure'. If it means all symptoms disappear, your inner ear heals and your hearing returns to normal then the answer is no. If it means you no longer have disabling symptoms and your vertigo is eliminated or comes under … Continue reading Is There a Cure for Meniere’s Disease?
How to Manage Meniere’s Disease
By Brian Robinson. Vertigo is not a condition in itself: it is the reaction to a condition in our inner ear. Rather than ask is it possible to manage Meniere's Disease, it is probably better to ask is it possible to mismanage the condition. I believe the answer is yes. Mistake number one, would be … Continue reading How to Manage Meniere’s Disease
Just because you're in your eighties it doesn't necessarily mean you can't enjoy life. Me, I just love an adventure. Nothing pleases me more than going to new places; meeting new people; seeing new sights. I have also rediscovered the joy of playing games. That's sometimes the problem when we grow old, we forget how … Continue reading The Game
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. During the day I work as an information technologist. Now that can be interesting in itself, but I've never found it to be fulfilling. I can't escape the feeling that there is something missing from my life, that I need something more. I can tell you that this … Continue reading The Homecoming
Meniere’s Disease-Vertigo-A Personal View
By Brian Robinson. Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash Like me, if you are suffering from vertigo you will no doubt have some questions that need answering. Starting with the obvious: 1 Is there a cure or are there any treatments available for Meniere's Disease? 2 Can it be managed in a way that helps reduce the frequency … Continue reading Meniere’s Disease-Vertigo-A Personal View
A Conversation About Nothing
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. Photo by Marija Zaric on Unsplash "'Nothing', that's what I can't get my head around. I imagine myself in a spaceship travelling out beyond the universe into an endless ocean of 'nothing'. That just doesn't make sense. Do you think it's because we are so locked into a physical dimension that … Continue reading A Conversation About Nothing
A Penchant for Peanuts
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. Amy stood staring into her bedroom mirror. "Just look at my fat belly Tom." "You're pregnant pet. I think you'll find a fat belly goes with the territory." "But I'm not that far gone. I shouldn't be this big." "Try laying off the bread. You know that causes … Continue reading A Penchant for Peanuts