Blog, Mental Health, Self

A day in the life: burnout recovery

A day in the life – very slow living! A little history You may have read some of my posts talking about burnout and my thoughts about experiencing this. (They’re mostly grouped under the ‘mental health’ category if you want to search!) Burnout is a term used to describe the state of absolute exhaustion that’s… Read More A day in the life: burnout recovery

Blog, Mental Health, Self

Movement and fear

Next week, I’m starting a Pilates class at my physio. Spending a few years sat down doesn’t do much for your posture, and apparently, hardly any of my core muscles are working any more, with my neck/shoulders and lumbar region working double hard to keep me upright, rather than the muscles that actually should be… Read More Movement and fear

Blog, Mental Health, Outdoors, Self

One foot in front of the other

It’s Tuesday. I’ve caffeinated my way through my piano lesson and am now munching my way through a pile of vegetable sticks and houmous. Somehow this has randomly become my favourite lunch. I feel like after the yuletide period my body was crying out for vegetables, vitamins, anything green… so I’m well into the crunchy… Read More One foot in front of the other

Blog, Self

I have CFS/ME – coping with chronic illness

I used to run in the wind, splashing through muddy streams, feeling my lungs bite as I grabbed breath after breath. I used to box, and lift weights, and enjoy the burn across my shoulders as I pushed the limits of my muscles. And yes, I even used to be a personal trainer. Keeping fit… Read More I have CFS/ME – coping with chronic illness

Blog, Words

It’s OK to rest

I have to remember that it’s OK to rest. Crazy weeks, emotional battlegrounds – giving, giving, and feeling myself drain. I know it was too much, yet still I continued. And this space, a space that I’d filled with plans, took its chance and made me stop. Essays sit unfinished, deadlines drawing closer. Books pile… Read More It’s OK to rest

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And after the storm

So, I haven’t written for a while, with the exception of the frustration of we must, brought about by the relentless despair of events across the world recently. The world was just too much. My world was just too much. But I’m back and feeling refreshed and way more settled. I thought what I wanted… Read More And after the storm