Tag Archives: mental health awareness

The Joy of Meeting our Neighbours #WATWB

We Are the World BlogFest (#WATWB) celebrates special people and small stories of inspiration and hope in the world. Let’s face it, we need some inspiration and hope during this time of pandemic and social distancing. This month I have … Continue reading

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How to be a Single Parent during Lockdown

I joined the social network for A Chronic Voice because I needed to find people who understand what life is like with chronic pain. Today I have written a post using the May link-up prompts, to show my experience of … Continue reading

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Why I don’t Want to Meditate

How long have we been in lockdown now? Six, seven weeks? I don’t know. I half-listen to the BBC news updates on radio and sometimes on the TV, but I haven’t found time to sit and read any online articles. … Continue reading

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Strange Emotions

The past four weeks have been emotionally stressful for everyone here in the UK. It has been the same all around the world since late last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown of pretty much … Continue reading

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Why we Shouldn’t Worry about the Kids

I waste a lot of time worrying about my children. Are they happy, are they hungry, are they thirsty, do they need more discipline, am I being too hard on them, am I being too soft on them, do they … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the January Blues

Today is my birthday (subdued cheer). I have decided to postpone my celebrations while I play Nurse Mummy to my younger daughter. She had a couple of medical procedures in hospital earlier this week, and her recovery is painful and … Continue reading

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No! How to Live with a Spouse that has Anxiety

No! We can’t afford it. We can’t manage that. I can’t take time off work. These are the most common responses that my husband gives when I suggest a new activity, event or life change. He has high anxiety and … Continue reading

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The Dogs that Save Our Lives #WATWB

Dogs are unsung heroes in a human world. Here in the UK we have a huge dog-loving community, and that extends around the world in many places. I have grown up in the company of dogs, and I always feel … Continue reading

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How Does Meditation Work for Me?

Meditation is a wonderful tool for self-care. Years ago, before I learned about this powerful healing practice, I thought meditation was something that wouldn’t work for me. I didn’t know how to meditate. I couldn’t sit still for more than … Continue reading

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Junior School Challenges

My eldest daughter moved into Junior school last September, and she is finding the work much more challenging than she did for years one and two. Her friends have also told me that they have to work hard, and they … Continue reading

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