The Victorian-era poet William Ernest Henley. was no stranger to adversity and struggle. His father died when he was a teenager and struggled with his own serious health issues. At age 12 Henley was received a diagnosis of tubercular arthritis which resulted in partial amputation of one of his legs. Henley made his own stand … More Endurance & Resilience: The Gift of Poetry
This is an excellent book….well worth a read! Book Review: In My Room – The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist..
‘After being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, Nicky Mortlock turned to art to help with her recovery – and has completely turned her life around. She talks about the highs, the lows and why she is determined to help others channel their creative side too’. So writes Lydia Fallon in an excellent article published in the … More Engaging Your Creative Side As Therapy & Recovery
On Saturday 13th July the publisher (The Crystal Bard Press) will be offering the kindle edition of my second book – Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey – as a free download via Amazon. ‘Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey
Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey is a collection of abstract art, photography and poems by Scott Peddie, a minister and scientist who, after years of suffering from depression, has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. The poetry, which is often agonising, always tender and thoughtful, reflects Scott’s experience of living with this complex condition … More Looking Inwards: A Bipolar Journey
From the website of the publisher of my new book: The Crystal Bard Press are delighted to have published Scott Peddie’s new book Embracing Imperfection, a collection of poetry inspired by his experiences of bipolar affective disorder. Scott is a scientist and Christian minister whose wide and deep concerns include contemplative prayer and social justice as … More Embracing Imperfection
The mystic Khalil Gibran’s majestic prose poetry ‘The Prophet’ is perhaps his best known work. The section dealing with pain is worth reflecting on; his words are a great reminder that pain, whether it be physical, emotional or psychological, offers a unique encounter with the divine. The experience of pain can take us to a … More Transformed by Pain
The Crystal Bard Press has just published a collection of my poetry which was inspired by my diagnosis of bipolar disorder last year and the difficulties which arise as a result of living with this complicated condition. The short book entitled ‘Embracing Imperfection: An Anthology of Poetry’ contains my poetry together with information about depression, bipolar disorder … More Embracing Imperfection: An Anthology of Poetry
Within the realms of unreality I float. Like a punctured balloon aimless and debilitated. Unfit for purpose crying out to the clouds who never listen.
AFRAID TO LIVE A tepid existence. Dead to life and all its glories. Drowning in dread. Grappling with a contorted psyche, a mangled perception. An egregious trepidation assaults my soul, which disintegrates under the corrosiveness of untrammelled anxiety. Repelled by life, I am an emotional corpse. Too afraid to experience the vibrancy, the spontaneity, the … More Afraid to Live…