Who Are You?

Maybe it’s judgemental to think we know what someone else’s ‘best self’ should look like, but when someone seems to go out of their way to be rude or disrespectful, I can’t help but wonder why they choose that instead of choosing to be better... Who are you To look at me like that? Why [...]

Winter Joy

My heart is so full. It's Christmas and my brother is - wonderfully, unexpectedly -home. There are no words for the joy this has brought me. So instead, I will simply wish you joy and peace of your own and leave you with a wintry poem about light in the darkest part of the year. [...]

Wild & Improbable Tales – To The Edge Of The World

In quiet solitude they rowed for days. The world was drowned in an ocean of grey: a sea of shadow and light. Inky trees stretched up from the land around them towards the glowering slate sky; the steely surface of the water was disturbed only by their passing; the grey days faded into black night [...]

Finding Happiness

Today is International Happiness Day. I have been thinking a lot about happiness recently; I think I am generally a happy sort of person. I have a wonderful life and there are many things in my everyday that make me very happy indeed. I also sometimes feel profoundly unhappy, for no discernible reason, and subsequently [...]

The Joy of A Moment

Yesterday, I walked in the spring sunshine with snow swirling round me on a wintry wind. I watched my spaniel companion try to catch snowflakes in her mouth and leap amongst the tussocks with sheer joy and abandon. I had taken my kindle with me because I was so engrossed in my current read (A [...]

Come Home To Rest

The Earth smoulders With the turning of the season And the clouds drift down To kiss the burning land. A veil of tears Lands softly on flaming leaves But even heaven’s weeping Cannot dull the Rioting palette Of autumn’s inferno. And when the most parts, Making way for the pale light Of winter’s promise, And [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Emerging From Shadow

You think it will never end. You cower in shadow, fear and doubt, huddled in the corners of your own mind. Some days you are screaming inside "LET ME OUT" "MAKE IT STOP" "SOMEONE HELP"... Some days you are numb. Empty. The void itself. Alternately wracked with pain and removed from all feeling. You know [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Some Days Are Hard

Image found here. It's true. Some days are just hard. You know what's also true? There is hope in tomorrow. So don't take a bad day and equate it to a bad life. don't even take a bad run of days and equate it to a bad life. There is hope in tomorrow. Leave the [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Even When We’re Broken

  Image found here (along with lots more inspirational quotes). Struggling with mental illness can leave us feeling broken. It's important to remember that broken crayons still colour. Even if you feel broken, even if you feel completely shattered into a billion tiny pieces, YOU are full of life and colour and there is light within [...]