Finding True North: The healing power of place

Finding True North is about recovering from depression, from work and from life. It’s for anyone who has ever struggled with their own mental health, and anyone with loved ones who have struggled with their mental health.

What I wanted to do with this book was to explore different ways we recover – through taking tablets, psychotherapy, mindfulness, being kind to ourselves, forgiving ourselves and forgiving other people, and rediscovering the things that we’re passionate about in life. I wanted to look at what helps, and what doesn’t help.

I also wanted to explore the power of place, both geographically and within yourself. No matter how much you’ve travelled, there’s always a place that feels right for you, and that’s what Orkney is for me. 

Finding True North will be published on 29th April 2021 by Sandstone Press.

Available at

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