I have battled with depression and anxiety since I was 19 years old and at various times in my life have been medicated for it. I am not on medication now but I sometimes find things a bit difficult especially as it appears I am going through the menopause, which is both exciting and scary all at the same time. I have had battles with my weight, and am now considered obese but apparently a lot of that was due to the stress I was under as I went through two abusive marriages. My now happy marriage does not appear to be a cure for that - neither is not eating, as I have found that has made me bigger than ever. I now work on accepting who I am, faults and all, and in my work as a writer, try and promote that message as much as possible. When we accept ourselves the changes come naturally.