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Beware of Tuesdays. And October.

Author Matt Haig spent most of his twenties in the grip of severe and debilitating depression. He shares his experience in his fabulous book ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’. It’s a powerful work giving a real insight into what depression really feels like – neither descending into self absorption nor trivialising the blackness and despair. And …

Strength training for the soul

When we’re building muscle in the gym, we gain strength by breaking the muscle down with exercise and the body then rebuilds it. It’s the same with us.. we gain strength through the breaking, through the challenges, through what life throws at us. One of my favourite authors (and genuine crazy lady) Martha Beck writes: …

Are any of these things missing from your life. . .?

People are often intrigued by where the inspiration for these posts comes from. Sometimes I find myself inspired by a comment or an observation someone has made. Sometimes there is a wonderful phrase that spills out and sits there, sparkling, waiting for me to develop it into something more – in the same way that …

Dance anyway . . .

Sometimes things don’t go the way we want. Sometimes we say “yes” and shortly afterwards think “what the hell happened”. Sometimes we do our best with the information we have available… and STILL everything seems to fall apart. Those are the days we have to learn to dance in the rain. When life sends you …