I’m Not a Runner

I attended my daughter two year check recently. Due to a number of reasons we haven’t been in the centre much at all in the last year. It was lovely to catch up with one of the support workers we’ve known for years and go through how life has changed and just check in. In…

Grandad

My grandad died recently and I was asked to share something at his funeral, which was only a week ago. It was a beautiful service, and a blessing for family to be able to come together in memory of him. This is my tribute: My memories of Grandad are simple. I remember staying on the…

Unusual Ways to Healing: Dating

Sometimes really crappy things happen in life. Sometimes life is general can feel like the crap parts are not going to end. Sometimes things happen, and the grief of it takes much longer than the event that started it to move forward. However, sometimes what helps is to move forward and realise that you are…

Missing Stones & Changing Course

Yesterday I found two little pieces of metal in my pocket; my engagement ring and wedding ring which slotted together so neatly had come off the tie that attached them to my keys. Despite being separated there was something comforting about having them there, like a souvenir keyring of a trip I’d been on, although…

Mess: Social Media Smash

I often feel like I should’ve  been born in a different time. I’m not that fussed by technology (she writes on an online blog via laptop). I’ve only got one regularly used social media account and I don’t really know how to “brand” myself most of the time. Telling Siri, Alexa, or any other voice…

New Year: Hope Conquers Hurt

2018 was traumatic for me. I pushed myself to the brink of my mental health in sacrifice to others who didn’t seem to notice. I searched for solutions with desperation like an addict might look for drugs on a dirty floor. I cried and begged and pleaded with people and God to solve this for…

Researching a Simple Life

For a long time I have had this nagging thought in my head that what I am looking for is something akin to monastic and artistic communities. I have always held a passion for creativity, for sharing life, our blessings, and skills, and living in a simple, sustainable, and environmentally friendly way. It seemed a…

Save the World; Yes, You!

Something has been bothering me for a long time: waste. Attached to this is the way that, when trying to do the right thing, life seems to be getting harder. Specifically this was made painfully clear when I arrived at a newly discovered local farm shop, where I could buy some amazing vegetables without any…

Sugar Highs Are Lows

Recently I’ve been struggling in a number of ways, and although I am trying very hard to find ways to show myself more care. I have always felt there is beauty in the broken, and that honesty is important, so this is the latest on my journey of mental health and motherhood to share with…