Yesterday was #worldmentalhealthday and unhelpfully I couldn't finish this post because I was struggling, in particular last night I found myself a bit like a startled rabbit in headlights- irrational fears and paranoia were swimming around my head. The truth is, like many of us, I have good and bad days. The good days definitely … Continue reading the best and worst of me
Feels like a strap line for contraception or a seat belt or maybe just a health checkup...if it isn't already then maybe I am better at this marketing malarkey than I knew. Move over #madmen its #madjen (doesn't quite have the same ring to it) Every now and again I have a bit of a … Continue reading Protect yourself
This is not my finest hour
This is not the most embarrassing time; accidentally starting to strip in a crowded room, comically slipping head over heels (or actually more ass over tit) on a banana skin on the way back from a night out or going dressed as king Kong to a party when I was 17 years old when everyone … Continue reading This is not my finest hour
Climbing out of my comfort zone
So on Tuesday night I found myself clinging on to what looked like an purple soap dish that had been cemented into a wall about 4 metres above the ground. My whole body ached and despite feeling pretty healthy of late, at that moment I was all too aware that I was carrying extra weight. … Continue reading Climbing out of my comfort zone
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
You helped me navigate this journey of motherhood when you were struggling with not being a mum. You let me share my worries and concerns and took such care and kindness to listen and encourage when I also represented a life/dream lost. You helped me celebrate the milestones and brought light and humour when your … Continue reading Thank you from the bottom of my heart
This is a post about speaking out your truth-which I actively encourage. However, it does come with some disclaimers: Check your context. Saying out loud that you have an alarming rash, is more than appropriate to a medical professional, and even fine to a friend you are seeking sympathy from...but to the postman for example, … Continue reading out loud
I have missed this that sense of being settled, being at ease, being where I am supposed to be. I don't always instantly recognise you, but I know I am in good company, I feel free. Whether in a church hall, or a lounge or out for a walk in the woods...you calm my … Continue reading homecoming
Glam Or Us?
I have been given a little window of freedom-my sweet husband is parenting solo right now-all power to him and praying that she is napping?! So I need to be doing life admin/write some youth group sessions/and just get some motivation back...because I am in what Dr Seuss describes as a 'slump': 'And when you're … Continue reading Glam Or Us?
To all you new mums
Salute, salute You're in the trenches and you deserve all the love and flapjack/chocolate buttons you can handle. Today I got sent a lovely little message from a friend who has recently become a mum and it reminded me of how bleedin hard it is at that stage. Don't get me wrong, its hard at … Continue reading To all you new mums
...was a lifeline. Who knew: salty sun scorched hair, white legs that almost glowed under the water, moving through the sea dodging children on body boards and old people in swimming caps and goggles (the seasoned pros who are in all year round), feeling numb because yup its still cold but also so flippin alive, … Continue reading Sea Swimming…