Did you know that the greatest threat to your safety is people you actually know or think you know. That even after establishing boundaries, the lesson needs to be taught again and again. Teach children to own their bodies again and again and to speak out, so they are not strangers to abusers at anytime … Continue reading 008 Life is for the living: Stranger things closer to home…
"True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." —THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA (1883–1891) They say you lose your mind when you fall in love. Well I lost my mind a … Continue reading 007 Life is for the living: love & madness
"Love your fate severly and strive towards your destiny with purpose." Eva Moody Amor Fati - Friedrich Nietzsche
On my way back from buying Beechams Plus I discover I have a flat tyre. In the past this would have been catastrophic, (the whole world is against me type of scenario), but I calmly drove home in the rain. I unpack my extra shopping, I change the wheel in the rain all the time … Continue reading 005 Learning to love myself: Spining the Wheel…
So NYE both my lovely kids decide after spending Christmas with their Dad and extended family it was time for some Mummy time. My daughter and I go shopping, we bump into one of our favourite neighbour and friend. All seems to be going well. Dinner is outstanding steak and homemade chips and a couple … Continue reading 004 Learning to love myself: How I celebrated NY
This morning I made up my mind that I would start running again. It had been raining hard all night and still in the morning but nothing was going to stop me. I was geared up baseball cap, leggings, trainers & an extra pair of knickers on the outside of my leggings to keep them … Continue reading 003 Learning to love myself: Running up that hill.
"Allowing yourself to feel bad is good for you... discuss" The Cut One of my pet peeves is when there is a DENIAL of any type of tragedy. Of the after shock. There seems to be an urgency to 'denial', to get to instant happiness. People turn away because taking too long to get 'happy' … Continue reading 002 Bereavement: DENIAL…
Bereavement is not just about mourning end of life. It is mourning the end of a relationship, the end of a career and the absence of love... It is mourning the end of any kind of emotional attachment to something or mething that our life force depended on.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is Jesus is 'down' with the SAD, so stop giving them a hard time! I went to a Picasso exhibition in Londin earlier this year, and saw some magnificent pieces of works created in the 1940's when the worst carnage was taking place, with the annihilation of … Continue reading #7 Happy Family: Who made the rule you have to be happy at Christmas?
My story... Education & God saved me... Growing up in a 'nuclear fall out' of a home was and is traumatic to this day. What makes it worst is all the denial, I am the only one that wants truth and reconciliation. But like Macbeth's 3 witches rolled into one my mother prefers to spread … Continue reading #3 Happy Family: Leaving home, a Studious child.