When you see the words #MeToo on a page……what is your immediate gut reaction? I guess it depends on whether you or a close friend of family member have ever been victimised in this way yourself. This is a gentle warning for those readers with a traumatic history. Please take care and check if you … Continue reading #MeToo *trigger warning*
I have been doing a blog tidy up, and in my 'trash' folder was this; the speech I wrote last year for a local charity. I have removed the name of the charity, but the content is the same. I felt like it was a shame to write a speech and only share it with … Continue reading SURVIVOR SPEECH- published X
Here is a wonderfully uplifting and inspiring piece shared with me by a lovely lady I met at a local networking event in the north east (UK). Her name is Joanna, and she has a unique hypnobirthing business which you can read all about on her Mamazons website. This is my very first blog and … Continue reading GUEST POST- Bird of HOPE
Trigger warning** This wonderful post is a frankly written and very emotionally powerful first person testimony written by a very brave lady, detailing her reactions following her daughter's disclosure of sexual abuse at the hands of her husband. This is a topic very close to my heart and I thank and applaud the writer here … Continue reading GUEST POST- One child too many
Live in the moment, say the Buddhists. Live in the moment, say the mindfulness enthusiasts. Live in the moment, say the mental health professional peeps. HAVE A HOT BATH WITH RAINFOREST/WHALE MUSIC PLAYING. WATCH THE STEAMY VAPOUR PERMEATE OFF THE TOP SURFACE OF YOUR WARM BEVERAGE. SIT BY THE SEA AND TAKE IN DEEP LUNGFULS … Continue reading MOVEMENT, N.O.T MINDFULNESS.
This is a post about the correlation of mood and bra wearage [based on extensive contemplation lasting literally MINUTES). My bra is my barometer. It is my mood BRA-ometer, if you like ;) I can tell a lot about my mental state by my underwear choice. I will keep the pants out of this post … Continue reading BRA/MOOD CORRELATIONS
If depression were a choice, I wouldn't be up at 5.21am posting due to depression-related insomnia. If depression were a choice, when I'd have first tasted depression at the age of sixteen I'd have realised "depression wasn't for me", and I would have refused to accept this unwanted, numbing and hellish intrusion into my life any more. If … Continue reading #IF DEPRESSION WERE A CHOICE