Last week I had a realisation. My father may well be an inspirational genius. My dad is a great human anyway, and highly intelligent. His ‘general knowledge’ (otherwise known as ‘crap you may only need if you attend a pub quiz or during a festive game of Trivial Pursuit’) is amazing and frankly, his ability … Continue reading The Assassins.
I got asked earlier today what today’s “Sunday sass” would be. Sunday sass is a little thing I do on social media based around all things mental health. I just drop a little info and run basically! In regards to Sunday sass, my reasonings for not having gotten one planned was that I have gone … Continue reading Out With The Old
....therapy. Of connection. Of self-awareness. Of looking after yourself. I like to be the one who has it together all the time. I like to help others. Sure, I go through the shit, but I sort it and then report back to you all afterwards in the hopes that I can help someone else. But … Continue reading The Importance Of…
During the most recent Bank Holiday weekend I decided to have a mental mishap, where my mind and thoughts suddenly decided I look like a swamp monster. You know the creatures that come out of the bog all wonky and bog-eyed in those 1950’s horror movies? Like one of those. Like a badly put together … Continue reading The Swamp Monster
You are seven years old. Up to this point in your life, you have been a small human sponge, taking in all the values, beliefs and behaviours that have been presented to you by your parents, guardians, teachers and environment. Sometimes these beliefs change naturally. We get exposed to a broader world as we get … Continue reading The Choice of Change
A very happy Easter weekend to you all. With it comes the end of Lent – so if you gave anything up, well done! I have succeeded in my quest to reduce negative self-talk and as I said in my previous post, it genuinely works wonders. I can find the good in every situation and … Continue reading You be you. Let the world adjust.
Last week I had one of -those- weeks. You know the one. The one where you feel like your brain and body have had a falling out and are refusing to work in sync with each other. You drop everything, lose everything, spill every glass of water you have, throw boiling hot candle wax all … Continue reading Accountability, Forgiveness and Getting Rid of Pesky Negative Self-Talk.
I have touched on this subject before, the whole idea of space from people, work and things as and when you need it. Nowadays I am very good at knowing what I need, when I need it. If I need a couple of days off from work because I am getting overwhelmed and burnt out, … Continue reading Putting out the Flame
It’s a new year, and a happy new year to you all. The Smith family Christmas took a somewhat different direction than planned but it turned out okay in the end, and I had a lovely family day on Boxing Day, especially with my niece and nephew. I’m so grateful for them, they are so … Continue reading Quicksand.
Today is my 30th birthday. Although, seeing as I was born at half one in the afternoon, I am still considering myself 29 until then! Being a ‘big’ birthday and amalgamating it with the festive time of year, has naturally brought on a certain level of reflection and contemplation. I’ve been thinking about my birthday … Continue reading Final Thoughts from a Decade.