We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness. David Weatherford. I’d like to start this blog instalment by explaining to you all the reason for my lack of blogging recently. Ever … Continue reading Light and dark.
“The promise of Springs arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitterness of winter” Jen Slelinsky One morning a few weeks ago the sun was shining, it was vaguely warm and I was certain that spring had arrived. The long cold grey days of winter were finally over and we had warmer, brighter … Continue reading Spring clean
“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a pitter and a patter. J.R.R TOLKIEN, … Continue reading 2016 Forecast
“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have travelled from the point where they started.” Henry Ward Beecher. I don’t know about you but as a child I remember journeys lasting so much longer than they do now. I also find that … Continue reading Tis the season to be jolly?!?!
When I was first diagnosed with having post-natal depression I had absolutely no idea what this illness was all about. I had no clue how debilitating it was going to be. Using the phrase ‘coping’ with PND sums it up perfectly. I was ‘coping’ I wasn’t living, thriving, blooming… I wasn’t any of … Continue reading Coping with post-natal depression.
As I travelled along on my PND journey I often wondered to myself ‘Am I grieving?’ This is what it felt like. Total overwhelming, body and mind consuming grief. The only time I could escape this feeling was for the split second when I had just woken up in the morning and my … Continue reading Am I grieving?
act /akt/ Verb “She was putting on an act and laughing a lot.” Synonyms: pretence, false display, show, front, facade, masquerade, charade, guise, posture, pose, affectation, appearance; sham, fake, bluff, hoax; make-believe, play-acting, feigning, shamming, posturing, posing, counterfeit, subterfuge, dissimulation, dissemblance, fabrication, falsification; informala put-on. I was a master of deception when I first was … Continue reading Master of disguise.