When I was six, I came home one day with a little girl and introduced her as my sister, it was day one of my family's visit to my granny - lol. I insisted that my new friend stayed for lunch and my mum obliged me - it was later in my late teens as … Continue reading Why did no one teach me how to make and maintain friendships?
Tag: mental health
Happy New Year and Choose Peace!
Oh boy, what a roller coaster of a year 2022 had been! 2022 was the closest to a normal year we have had in a while and it came with it's challenges. I remember a conversation I had on 31st December 2021 - a friend asked me what my resolutions were. I remember telling her … Continue reading Happy New Year and Choose Peace!
To effect change, be the change!
December has come around quite quick and I am not sure where the year 2022 went. Someone once told me that as you get older, you start to feel there are not enough hours in the day and time passes us by so quickly. That if we are not careful, we miss the moments that … Continue reading To effect change, be the change!
Stop explaining yourself to people who will not listen.
First published May 2021 Not too long ago, I was having a heart to heart conversation with a very close friend. I was telling her of a betrayal I had suffered at the hands of someone I trusted very much. She was shocked by what I was telling her and asked me why I never … Continue reading Stop explaining yourself to people who will not listen.
Time to prioritise your mental health.
Last month, there were a couple of high profile suicides in the news - the talented 26 year old son of one of my favourite actors and a gorgeous 30 year old beauty queen both ended their lives. In that same month, I had been struggling with sleep and my doctor had suggested that I … Continue reading Time to prioritise your mental health.
Ever had people invalidate your feelings?
Ever had a conversation with someone about something that was very real to you only for them to turn around and negate your experiences because how you felt was not their experience? Well, that is exactly what happened in a recent conversation! To be honest, I was aware this happened and I was guilty of … Continue reading Ever had people invalidate your feelings?
When people offend and act shocked when you get offended!
Last week, on my usual perusal of social media, I came across a video of a young man who was being auditioned for the role of a radio/tv personality. The panel was made of three women in the media and this video caught my interest because, when the judges on the panel looked up this … Continue reading When people offend and act shocked when you get offended!
Deconstructing my faith – Revoking my church membership!
Part 1 I was born into a Presbyterian family and baptised as a baby - I would later choose to be baptised again in a non denominational church when I was 20, I felt I was old enough to choose my own path and not my parents decision to have me baptised as a baby. … Continue reading Deconstructing my faith – Revoking my church membership!
Is it time to set some boundaries?
This post was originally published on 27/09/2020 and updated 03/10/2021. In a previous post about being truly happy, I shared that at the beginning of lockdown due to Covid-19, I started speaking to a psychologist; this was one of the best decisions I had made in a long time. This experience changed me immensely and … Continue reading Is it time to set some boundaries?
Is it time for growth?
Do you ever get the feeling that you have outgrown where you are and would like to step into a new chapter of your life; where you can do new things but in a different way to how you have always done things? If that is you then you are not alone - I have … Continue reading Is it time for growth?