To clarify, I have not been told I'm dying, not anymore so than any of the rest of us, and for that I am of course thankful. My 4 year old recently asked me how old are we when we die? These are common questions from her, along with were there houses at the start of … Continue reading My psychologist says I have to think about death
Stress. I've always thought of it as something business-men get (yes the men was intentional there). I imagine white collars with ties pulled down from the neck, sweating, waving papers about. That's stress. People have thrown about the term 'stressed out' for years. Tired and emotional was always a euphemism for drunk and 'suffering from … Continue reading If this is de-stressing, why does it feel so uncomfortable?
This year...I've spent hours at work, wishing I was somewhere else. I've spent hours in bed, wishing I wasn't. I stopped working so many hours thinking I'd be relaxed and leisurely, only to find I filled them up with worries and wondering 'what can I do?' I spent hours planning and re-planning for the future, changing … Continue reading Hours…
Since I got back on Sunday, I've felt like a jug full of water with a slow leak, draining energy away that was topped up by the holiday. Which is strangely, the exact opposite of what I thought would happen and that the holiday would take more energy than I had, and leave me exhausted, not that … Continue reading Is it the travel blues?
"What did you dream last night?" my daughter asked me this morning. It's a common question from her, at 3 she's very interested in dreams already. I didn't want to tell her about the nightmare that woke me at 2am last night and stopped me from getting back to sleep for an hour or more. I was … Continue reading The Secret to Nightmares
NO! I said to myself, I will watch Andrew Solomons' latest talk I found on TED here again about forging meaning and see if I can make myself feel better! Entitled 'How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are' I was almost put off the entire talk thinking it would be quite dismal. … Continue reading I heart TED talks
I am a big believer, and always have been, in opening a book to a random page and seeing what message lies there for you. It's illuminating and at the very least fun to interpret. It's been almost a month now since I made a change to my diet (removing dairy) that has contributed hugely to … Continue reading Opening the book
I didn't even want to Google that phrase on the 'net before I blogged to see how many times it had already been coined. (sidebar) how many nouns turned into verbs can an opening sentence contain? But back to my point, I've been blogging here for about 6 months now, following writers on similar health … Continue reading Every woman and her blog…