Depression is a Bully

The truth of the matter is depression is a bully! A big, fat, cheating, loathsome menace, that only you can beat  when armed with awareness and mindset. I know this because I have experienced it; I had postnatal depression, as well as other dark bouts of depression up until my forties. I was lucky enough…

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It’s good to talk!

Can you believe it’s been two decades since the BT advert ‘it’s good to talk’ commercials? If my memory serves me correctly it was the endearing ‘Bob Hoskins’, whilst offering BT ‘friends and family’ deals, who always ended with the catchphrase ‘it’s good to talk’.  We could do with that slogan today, more than ever.…

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How To Make 2022 Your Best Year!

Many people’s social media posts over the last week, have words to the effect of – ‘goodbye shitty 2021′, or ‘let’s hope 2022 will bring better things!’  You only need to scroll down Facebook to see dozens of these types of posts. But then, if you go back and check the year-end posts of 2020,…

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Live, Love, Learn

Which is your favourite ‘L’ from the list in the title? I couldn’t decide between them, so I based my talk on all three at my Toastmaster’s meeting last week. It was a lot to cram in to just 7 minutes – but I succeeded. I opened my “icebreaker” speech by explaining how I played…

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Man’s Best Friend

I was out for a winterly stroll in Sheringham park with my two fur-babies this morning. The sun was shining, the golden leaves carpeting the ground and it was simply glorious. This type of day always gets my creative juices flowing, and I decided I would write a blog when I got home. So here…

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Invisible Disability

Spinal Update So, this week’s topic is a little about spinal cord injury again, since I experienced a recent breakthrough, which I am still celebrating!  For those who may not know, I suffered a fracture to my T12 vertebra in 2019, along with ‘incomplete’ spinal cord damage. Now, you may have noticed, that my blogs…

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Beam Me Up Scotty!

Have you ever experienced one of those moments where you wish the ground would open up and swallow you?  A heart-thumping, cringe-worthy moment of utter humiliation and embarrassment? 😳 Apart from an excruciating moment a few years back when I was a dancer in ‘Copacabana’ on Cromer pier, and I turned to raise my arms…

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The Genie in the Shell

The children were squabbling before they had even got out of the car… “I’m going to see the sea before you,” boasted Alison as she clambered over her brother. “Yer, well, you’re such a girl, I bet you won’t go in above your knees,’ taunted Edward, trying to block her path. “Sshhhh..”  Their mother Jayne…

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Are you stuck?

Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in a rut? Does it feel like you’re wading through treacle and not making any headway? Maybe you’re stuck in a relationship that you know isn’t right for you. Perhaps stuck in a dead-end job but feel your hands are tied because you need the money. If you remain…

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An Angel With Attitude

I was lying in my daughter Alex’s bed this morning, which is mostly redundant now she is living in Leeds where she  goes to uni. Let me just add here, that no, there is nothing wrong with my marriage. Quite the contrary. It is fundamental for our happy marriage that I escape my husband’s snoring…

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