Part of my recovery involves me learning how to manage, and cope with, the knocks of life. Until recently I was not equipped for even the slightest of knocks. Over the past few years I've developed a tool kit to enable me to grow my resilience and resistance in challenging or emotionally charged circumstances. The… Continue reading Weebles Wobble But They Don’t Fall Down!
This morning I wrote a blog about my experience of dissociation. As a result I've gained some further insight, which I'd like to share with you. Firstly, I thought I'd clarify that although on paper it reads to be similar to 'day dreaming' or where ones mind wanders, it's almost completely different to that. I'll… Continue reading Dissociation Part 2
As I sit at work, in tears, I've decided I'd like to try to explain something to you. I fear doing so because of the stigma associated with it, but I feel the need to be brave - if nothing else I could do with some support, love, and indeed prayers. Anyone who has followed… Continue reading Dissociation
Hi! It's been a long time. Sorry about that. Life just keeps getting in the way. I've thought about writing for a long time, but have not got round to it. Business has picked up for me at Hannah Kirk Photographer. I've also been doing several courses recently. Also, I've had my part-time job and… Continue reading Life Keeps Getting In The Way…
Today is the first day of Lent. I'm not giving anything up, or at least not in the usual way. My friend, Kat, has written a book called The Art of Surrender, and I'm going to read it during lent, and possibly for a few days after. Surrender feels like giving something up. It's interesting… Continue reading The Art of Surrender – Day 1
As far as Psalms go, this one is not too long. At 40 verses, though, it took me several minutes to read. I'll insert the Psalm here; before writing about it further: Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon… Continue reading Psalm 37
I've missed writing, but I've struggled to get back into it. My mental health hasn't been great recently, but, having said that I've actually taken some positive steps in my recovery. Of course, if I stop to look back on the past month, it's been filled with lots of blessings. One of the biggest blessings… Continue reading I’m Back!
I have a 'thank you' to say to someone who doesn't even know me. Philippa Hanna has written a devotional book which I picked up for the first time today. In today's reflection/devotional she speaks about rejection - particularly rejection towards creatives for their work. She mentions that people like Walt Disney were rejected for… Continue reading Anxiety and Comfort
[Trigger Warning!] I don't have a Grim Reaper; I have a Black Dog Rather than a lead He offers me a noose. Darkness - all consuming So much to tempt me, so much attractiveness in death. Death looks like losing the fight to some; But looks like winning freedom to me. Cutting, overdoses, and hanging,… Continue reading Black
I'm not musical, at all, but I listen to music most of the day - every day. I love all sorts of music. I have a tendency to listen to the same album or playlist over and over again. I feel inspired to paint what I 'see' when I listen to music. When I saw… Continue reading Music And Art