Unloveable

In the depths of struggling with mental health we can feel unlovable. I am unloveable. This is what I believe. How could someone love something so flawed, so broken as me? I doubt my own worth, Doubt that I belong....

Grieving what is lost

The tears fall staining the front of my dress. Sobs rack my body and I struggle to catch my breath. There is pain deep in my chest, twisting knots that feel like my heart is tearing. This is grief. Grief...

Embracing Change

“Suddenly you know……. it’s time to start something new and trust in the magic of new beginnings.” Fireworks explode everywhere, colours of the rainbow fill the dark sky. Bursting stars shimmer and fall earthbound while below everyone stands in awe....

I matter too

“It does not matter how slowly you go, As long as you do not stop.” I admit I have struggled. Lost in uncertainty. Wondering about my self worth and the path I am treading. I yearn to belong, yet I...

Springs Promise

Expectation is in the air. Winter begins to release its grip and the coming of warmer days holds promise. The trees are waking from deep slumber, tiny buds appearing , pushing forth to feel the returning warmth of the sun....

The power of acceptance

  “Where one drop of blood drains the castle of life, so one Kiss can bring it alive again” Sleeping Beauty For a long time I didn’t like ‘me’ very much. Lost was the happy, go lucky girl that was full...

Courage, Dear Heart.

  “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela Courage, I have been thinking...

Beyond the darkness

“What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today” William Glasser “Are you not over it yet?” someone said to me the other day. Someone I hadn’t expected had voiced...

Autumn and the seasons of life

Flames of Red, flicking golds, bright yellows and sparkling browns, ah yes Autumn is here. Gone are long, lazy, summer days, the sun’s power fading, disappearing from our skies in the early evening, to leave cool, misty nights and early...

Bird in a cage

  “A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.” “But a caged bird stands on the...