Category: Anxiety & Depression
Balance & Stability
Two words that can be used to describe pretty much nothing at the moment if you were to scan the news headlines. Rather don’t. I did which I swore I would not do, and now I’m suffering the consequences. Prime Ministers fleeing countries, pushed out of office, Billionaires buggering around with buyouts and bots, Dystopian…
To school or not to school
Last week I had a dilemma. My usually perky precocious enthusiastic daughter little Miss Janey was tired, tearful and quiet. Quiet. As in no chatting. No words. No singing, not even a hum. In between her sobs, while lying curled up in her yellow blanket next to the heater warming up her school uniform ,…
Knock knock. Whose there?
What happens when hopelessness starts to creep in? The soft, low grade, vibration that is there in the background getting louder and louder, so slowly that you hardly notice. But it’s there alright, and starting to make itself known. The slightly off feeling. The unsteady-unsure feeling – self doubt? A bit shaky? A bit on…
Lockdown Level up: Part 1
Life as we know it will never be the same again. I have read these words often recently. The new normal. Unprecedented times. Surreal. Apocalyptic. It’s all very dramatic and panic-attack inducing at the very least. While we are now in our 5th and final week of lockdown – as we know it, and stare…
Taking one’s own
Today I am grateful that I am here. Alive, breathing. Today someone else is not. Today someone is not here. Yesterday someone lost a loved one, a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, a brother, a sister, a son a daughter, a friend. Yesterday someone lost their willingness to live. I usually avoid difficult…
Climbing the ladder
This morning I got up early without snoozing.But I hadn’t been.I meditated for 10 minutes, which I still find incredibly difficult to do and stick to.But I hadn’t been.