Tagged with struggle

What if this need not be?

What if this need not be?

Occasionally I read something that smacks me round the face in its power and its simplicity. That happened to me this week. I read four words that made me stop in my tracks. The message wasn’t new. But as I read these four words I was hit by the absolute truth and the absolute clarity … Continue reading

Photoshop for the mind

Photoshop for the mind

I used to think that filters were a Bad Thing. By filters, I mean those ones you access when you hit edit on your camera phone, and suddenly your distinctly average photo looks all funky, or vintage or something other than it actually was to start with. I thought they were just another way of … Continue reading

What does this moment require of me?

What does this moment require of me?

A friend of mine, during a struggle with prenatal depression, was told by a homeopath to take a hot shower every time her thoughts or feelings threatened to overwhelm her. According to her, it helped a lot. Not because there was anything in particular about the hot water or the steamy shower that had any … Continue reading

Like a Weeble, I wobble

Like a Weeble, I wobble

There are moments when my world shifts on its axis. There are moments when I no longer know which way is up anymore, and when I have to adjust to a new version of ‘normal’. There have been moments when my world has shifted as a result of something happy, and moments when the something … Continue reading

And breathe….

And breathe….

This week I am breathing up a storm. Deeply. Loudly. I am flooding my brain and my very being with oxygen as I go about my day. I’ve written about breathing before – acknowledged that it’s the best piece of parenting advice I was never given. Which it is. But this week, I feel like … Continue reading

Two little words

Two little words

When you’re the one sitting there, feeling utterly alone, it’s hard. When you’re the one whose smile has become a bit fixed on her face, because you feel like you don’t belong, it’s crappy. When the conversation has gone to a place you’re not involved or interested in, or leaves you feeling out of the … Continue reading

Taking my own advice

Taking my own advice

Sometimes I get taken over by a crazy energy. I have no idea why it happens, but it seems to occur in a cyclical way. Because the crazy energy is just that. It’s crazy. And eventually burns itself out. Because on some level, it knows it’s Too Much, and has to be stopped one way … Continue reading