Blog, Mental Health

I’m sorry I am me

This morning, I was up and about in the valley running an errand or two. Enjoying the warm sunshine and golden light, I was full of the joys of, well, autumn. I came up to a pedestrian crossing, seeing someone on the other side. And then I realised I knew them, and the last time… Read More I’m sorry I am me

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, Self

Thirds, acceptance and truth

Birds swirl high on thermals above, sky-free, wind-soaring. I watch and relax my eyes, following one, then another, and drifting in my thoughts as those carefree wings circle on feathers lighter than air. I’m drawn back to a theme that’s been running at the back of my mind on a loop for a while. The… Read More Thirds, acceptance and truth

Blog, Words

Time Away

It’s strange, the way that time away begins to nurture that creativity in my head. Away from social media, away from glaring screens, all energy used in walking, eating, drinking, socialising, instead of work and stress. Instead of have-to and should-be. A break from alarm clocks and commutes, from bank statements and bad news. A… Read More Time Away

Blog

Anti-social Media

Today, I awake especially early. Dawn just hinting behind grey clouds. Rain battering the window pane, hurled against the glass by the strong gusts roaring outside. I sat up, bleary eyed. Pulling back the white curtains, wrapping myself in the residual warmth of the duvet, I sat in that space between sleep and wake and… Read More Anti-social Media