The other day I allowed myself a full on ugly cry. A good friend messaged me with a generic ‘hey, how are you?’ and I hit the call button knowing what was coming and actually craving the release. Some words were spilling out as I tried to make sense of how I felt. I had… Continue reading Why I Love and Encourage Crying
How many people do you know spent this Christmas doing exactly what they wanted and with the people they wanted to spend it with? Christmas sometimes highlights an issue that I’m fascinated about. It’s a controversial subject as it challenges a core human value that ‘Family is everything’. We’ve all seen the quotes like this… Continue reading Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.
..... <fill in the blank> I'm genuinely fascinated by how people think and in particular I always want to know more about 'what prevents someone from talking or getting help when they don't feel ok?'. (This feels like that start of a Carrie Bradshaw article!). On World Mental Health Day I posted this lovely little… Continue reading Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’
Not long after Leah lost her wonderful Dad, I moved to Spain- despite being friends for many years we saw each other infrequently but have an enduring friendship that doesn't need constant contact. Leah was one of the first people to visit me in Spain and we spent the time catching up and having fun.… Continue reading Overcoming Grief And Loss- ‘A constant knife through the heart’ – Leah’s Story
A familiar story with a twist most people won't see coming: "When I became pregnant for the first time it wasn't a joyous occasion, it wasn't planned and there was no excitement on my part - just worry and nervousness. I didn't bloom during pregnancy, quite the opposite, I nearly had a full house of 'Pregnancy Symptoms Bingo'- I only needed… Continue reading I lied to everyone- I wish I hadn’t!