In the world of work the message is, "if you work hard, you can make it big." In the world of therapy the message is, "only you have the answers you need." In the ideology of spiritual living, "you must find your own way." Yet in reality - the greatest gift there is in life is connection.
I determined my son would not suffer as I had done. I would wipe out that life. Erase its traces. Elide its wounds. So I scrubbed and scraped and carved, hew from the stubborn rock of years and circumstance until I had crushed, smashed, severed and cleaned all the ills I knew. When he grew... Continue Reading →
Exploring the irony of working for a suicide prevention charity while going through my now annual 'festive depression'. Yeah, I wouldn't read it either...
Having just moved house I have battered my hands all over the place. Poor things, they are now dry and chapped, so much so that my phone no longer recognises my fingerprint and will not unlock. I must use the old-fashioned PIN (I hear you all gasp in horror at this act of technological atavism!).... Continue Reading →
The company I don't work for had a large staff, many of whom appeared demotivated and unhappy. In an effort to address this, the company sought some training. Following the ever-growing zeitgeist, it was decided that the right approach would be mindfulness. The entire staff of 24 were treated to mindfulness sessions during the day... Continue Reading →
First, I confess - my post title is from an 80's cult sci-fi classic, though I can't remember the name. I've been moving house - which makes move number 50-something in my lifetime. This is up there with the worst. Trying to balance keeping my business going, moving etc. has been (insert foul words) exhausting.... Continue Reading →
She is out there And I love her With every fibre Every heartbeat And she knows I'm just saying...
I can’t get to my computer, for reasons too exotic and interesting to mention - so no cartoons. But I wanted to at least write a quick scribble. Lady Anon had over 230 people read her post last week, but not a single comment. I confess to being a bit baffled. I’m delighted that she... Continue Reading →