Paradise 0 New World 2


Read After Burnout



I have stopped looking for things. The boy who searched and searched for four leaf clovers has lifted his head. There is no magic out there that will solve the woes of my world.

My middle daughter has been suffering from an eating disorder for over three years now. Its pernicious fingers took hold of her without our knowledge and they dug deep, through her outer covering and to the core. Sometimes we get so caught up in the meaningless details of life that we fail to notice those moments of life breaking magnitude. As soon as my wife began noticing our daughter’s weight fall she made an appointment with the GP. This was followed by a brief stint of pretending to eat and then the rush to hospital. In an instant, our lives were changed; yet we did not then realise just how much.

I had been working…

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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