A Little Dose Of Gratitude: No Time Like The Present

I take part in a weekly linkup called Ten Things of Thankful which is like a gratitude journal, except that multiple people do it and you get to read about all the wonderful things that they're thankful for besides yourself! It's hosted by the wonderful Josie Two Shoes, who does a great job of ensuring... Continue Reading →

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Auf Wiedersehen

I wrote a short time ago about a friend who recently¬†passed away. It was terribly sad that his young life was cut short. We'll soon be saying our final farewells to him, and it inspired me to write this poem:   There is still an air of disbelief Expecting to see you, despite the grief.... Continue Reading →

Taking The Rough With The Smooth

It was a gloriously sun-shiny day today. We rarely get such nice bank-holiday weekends here in the UK. They're normally a total wash-out; endless rain which quickly puts a stop to any fun that people want to have! Today was an example of how we can all-too easily allow events to dictate our emotions. I've... Continue Reading →

Tales From Therapy: Time To Be Me

Sorry I've been MIA recently. There's things I've been processing from my therapy sessions, and it's been hard to find a way to articulate them without being overly-disclosing. Bottom line is I want to protect myself, but also share what I'm learning and it's not always easy to do both things at once! I've also... Continue Reading →

Tales From Therapy: Insidious

This week the focus turned out to be on anger, which was a surprise to me as I thought I'd mostly dealt with mine. Have you seen that meme floating around social media that says "Anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die"? Well yeah, I gotta whole keg of... Continue Reading →

Your ‘Good Enough’

Before the grammar police come charging in about the title of this post, flailing their arms around ready to beat me with their thorny dried twigs, read on and rest easy, people ūüėČ The question I'm asking is, what is¬†your 'good enough'? We're all very good at saying "I'm not good enough" or "That wasn't... Continue Reading →

Bookends

Yesterday, a friend of mine died unexpectedly. He wasn't much older than me; about 39 years' old. I hadn't seen him in quite a few months and we didn't see each other very often, but whenever we did I was always touched by how pleased he was to see me and he'd always give me... Continue Reading →

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