Life

What I learned by writing a letter to myself……

I decided to sit down and write a letter to myself, just to see what it might look like. I've got to a place in my life that I've lived a little, seen a little, screwed up a LOT but that's what life is all about. That's the result of living, isn't it? So looking… Continue reading What I learned by writing a letter to myself……

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depression, Fibromyalgia/CFS, Life

Understanding required……….

A few things have come up over the past week or so that I need to verbalize. Someone that doesn't even know me questioned my self esteem. Anyone that does know me can tell you I have never had a self esteem problem. Not that I mean for one minute that I am better than… Continue reading Understanding required……….

depression, Fibromyalgia/CFS, Life

Stories to tell.

Well it's been an interesting week or two. Emotional highs and lows, some caring and I must say humbling moments. Pain off the charts and a temper to match......the temper I try so hard to keep under wraps and aimed at myself rather than anyone else, but it's there just bubbling under the surface a… Continue reading Stories to tell.

Life

O’Christmas Tree πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

I make no apologies for not being in the festive spirit in the lead up to Christmas. With a fibromyalgia flare that literally knocked me off my feet, a worsening bout of chronic fatigue and Β my depression not just nipping at my heels but actually taking chunks I had every right to feel blah. The… Continue reading O’Christmas Tree πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Life

Are you done?

So here it is December 31st.....the last day of 2016. How was itΒ for you? Β For me it had it's ups and downs, and yes that is me being facetious..... the ups were fantastic, memorable and through it all I have come out the other side with some Β new lifelong friends, lessons learned and a new… Continue reading Are you done?

Life

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..

'Tis the season to be jolly! Or so the carols will tell you. The reality for a lot of people is very different to this. It's a struggle that quite often starts well before the first Christmas tree is ever lit up. For many, Christmas means financial hardship, physical exhaustion and emotional distress. For those… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..

depression, Fibromyalgia/CFS

Hopes and Fears

Today in my Facebook memories I stumbled across my blog post with the title 'It's not just sex......'. Mmmmm it was a reminder. I still believe true intimacy can be found outside a sexual relationship and I still believe trust is the basis of all relationships. I was having a particularly bad day last week… Continue reading Hopes and Fears

depression

Leaning…..

Life is a mystery...... I know that's a Madonna lyric, but it's so very true. What do you do when the strongest person you know becomes the weakest? When no matter what you do, it doesn't seem to make a difference. You stop, rest, breathe and lean a little on those who love you unconditionally.… Continue reading Leaning…..

Life

Lucky me….

Sitting here on a cool, windy Spring morning and reflecting on just how lucky I am. I have three wonderful children, two healthy, cheeky, funny and lively grandsons. I absolutely love where I live and the space I have created around me. I've been blessed with the opportunity to change tack in my career and… Continue reading Lucky me….

Grief, Life

Grief, Loss and how to recognize it.

At some point in our lives we will all lose someone close to us, it's a reality. Grief affects everyone differently and certainly does not follow a road map. What someone feels is completely different to another and can be at different times also. There are 7 known stages of grieving but they do not… Continue reading Grief, Loss and how to recognize it.