I am Brigid (also known as Brija for this blog), I’m 25, I’m a yogi, I’m a painter and I’ve been suffering from depression for the best part of 5 years. This blog is about living with and recovering from depression using yoga, meditation, gardening, food, insights and humour.
I go by the pseudonym Brija for a couple of reasons. Firstly it’s because I came across the sanskrit word bija. Bija is the sanskrit for seed or root. As in the seed from which things grow. As you can probably tell I’m very into my plant imagery and I tried to fit this word into a blog-friendly form. Alas it would not go so instead I decided to stick an ‘r’ in it and call myself it. Handily it’s almost my real name but not quite so I get to almost go by my name but also keep a certain amount of anonymity. I have an unusual name and I live in a small, unusual place. Everyone deserves a bit of space do they not? This is my bit of internet space where I get to write and say my piece. Welcome!
I live in Europe, in the set of islands in the West of Europe, in the East Atlantic known as the British Isles. As a further tool of anonymity I will rarely name the specific island where I live so I have come up with my own handy visual guide. It’s situated to the left.