Accept what is…

It’s amazing how quickly we forget just how bad something was and get frustrated with not improving as quickly as we’d like. A number of people have asked me recently about my progress at respiratory rehab. and with my transitional Continue reading Accept what is…

Purely personal….

In recognition of today’s very personal 5 year anniversary, theĀ AnemoneĀ seemed to be the perfect flower to represent the day. Its dual contrasting meanings of fading hope and anticipation seem oddly appropriate as representing the past and the present. I also Continue reading Purely personal….

It is what it is – Radical acceptance really does work…

Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday. For reasons of her own, she hasn’t been living with me since January and as of mid August is no longer communicating with me. For the last 8 years I have baked her a Continue reading It is what it is – Radical acceptance really does work…

PTSD is a funny thing, sometimes the thing you fear the most turns out to be the least of your worries.

So I have missed two days from writing my Blog. The first day I lost due to fear. I have complex PTSD (CPTSD). This is due to a variety of long-term traumas, extreme trauma and long-term stress. One of the Continue reading PTSD is a funny thing, sometimes the thing you fear the most turns out to be the least of your worries.

Stigma & Mental Health: Please stop trying to guilt people out of feeling suicidal…

I am so pleased that the stigma around mental health is starting to be addressed. As awareness is raised it becomes easier for those of us who struggle with mental health issues to get taken seriously. However, there are still Continue reading Stigma & Mental Health: Please stop trying to guilt people out of feeling suicidal…