• mental health

    What I learnt from my latest stint in a mental health facility

    About two months ago, I spent a week in a sub acute mental health facility.  This is what I learned. 1. I learnt that I can trust my husband caring solo for our child. The thought of one person looking after a six month old for one week straight, day in day out, would usually scare me.  I know if that one person was me, I would probably have some anxiety attached to this.  But my husband handled the situation like a pro.  Our baby was fed and watered, which in baby terms means fed, watered, formula(d), showered, nappy changed,…

  • Uncategorised

    Is that a good thing?

    She is a woman who is praised for her compliance. Is that a good thing? Her emphasis is not important, nor what she wants Is that a good thing? Her beauty is apparent to all that meet her. Is that…

  • Beauty

    Alive

    I’m approaching my birthday.  Although it is not a “significant one”, I’m caught in awe about life.  I was looking at my daughter in her pram this morning and I was brought to a realisation that it’s such a privilege…

  • Relationships,  Self Improvement

    In the Meantrim

    I once overheard a word from a colleague that she unintentionally coined.  The words of meantime and interim were beautifully wound together to create “meantrim”.  Someone else pointed out that meantrim is in fact not a real word.  I loved…

  • Anzac Day

    Remember

    It’s the thing you don’t naturally want But what you choose out of love You become willing because of wanting the best Not for you, but for other It’s seen in war It’s shown at home You give without expectation…

  • Beauty,  Brokenness

    The Duet (This I know)

    You loved me before I knew it. You loved me before I loved you. You loved me when I was unlovable. You loved me when I left you bleeding. I love you with inconsistency. I love you in a thoughtless,…

  • Self Improvement

    Where I see myself in five years

    Five years ago I was selfish, non-committal and arrogant.  I still encapsulate some of these attributes, but I believe there has been growth.  The hard part is that growth usually comes exponentially when hardships or challenges are in the way. …

  • Relationships

    How to truly help someone

    There’s so many of us that want to be of assistance to people, because we love people.  But sometimes we don’t know where to start and where to end. This article looks at ways in which we can truly help…

  • Fiction

    The B**** at Work

    I’ll leave names out.  But I think you’ll know who I’m talking about.  That b**** at work. She may be a Laura, Genevieve or a Sue.  I’ll keep your name safe, but I’ll proclaim what you do. You go into…

  • Society & Culture

    It’s not fair

    I live in a bubble, and I’m not talking a Coronavirus related bubble.  I live in a bubble because I don’t think enough about the world outside my postcode.  I live in a bubble because it’s too hard to acknowledge…

  • Faith,  Relationships

    More than a Swear Word

    There’s a chance I may offend you.  There’s a possibility you won’t care.  There’s a point at which you may roll your eyes and scroll your screen.  But I want to share something special to me. The reason I do…

  • Family,  Relationships

    I miss my mum

    I wish I could switch my phone off. And I mean off. Not on silent or vibrate. Power off. I even asked my boss for special permission to hang my phone on a lanyard around my neck during work times…