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A fine romance – the week so far

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. What a time to be alive where something so important no longer carries stigma and there is active advocacy for everyone. It got me thinking about the spectrum of mental health issues, and how at every point in our lives, one way or the other, we are to some degree affected or know someone who is. Winston … Read More A fine romance – the week so far

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Hold on

An unplanned hiatus from blogging. An incredibly hard few weeks, made harder still by so many changes happening all at once, and here I am, tentatively making my comeback. I am quite honestly beyond exhausted emotionally. But I look at my darling son merrily hitting new milestones day by day, and his zest for life and free spirit remind me that I’m doing ok … Read More Hold on

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A fine romance – the week so far

“I urge you to notice when you are happy.” It makes you stand to attention, that phrase, doesn’t it? Notice when you are happy. The sound of rain on the window panes in the middle of the night, my son attempting to bite me when he’s teething or using me to pull himself up, the smell of the simple supermarket flowers that are brightening … Read More A fine romance – the week so far

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A fine romance – the week so far

By golly, how much of a choice gratitude truly is! I say this with the greatest care and emphasis, because you see to continually choose to be grateful when things get a little challenging is the true mark of gratitude. It is easy to be grateful when you are happy, content, not faced with challenges or not being hormonal. But to be grateful when … Read More A fine romance – the week so far

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A fine romance – the week so far

This week’s journal is quite a fair bit late, largely because I had thought I wouldn’t post it at all. Much like all of this week’s effort, I had abandoned things somewhat in the chaos of the week. But in the words of Ms Elizabeth Taylor, sometimes you really ought to just “put on some lipstick and pull yourself together”. And so with that … Read More A fine romance – the week so far

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