The final stage of healing is using what happens to you to help other people. I’m not saying I’m all healed up and perfect. Growth is for life. Trauma has layers. And we all experience trauma. What I am saying though, is that when we share we connect. And when we connect, we heal. My … Continue reading Let’s Not Start At The Very Beginning…Let’s Dive Straight In To The Good Stuff
My eldest is allergic to peanuts. From the numerous tests she has been through, it’s probable she is mildly allergic to a few other nuts too. We don’t really know or experiment. We avoid all nuts. What we do know is that she is super allergic to peanuts. Like scary allergic. Throat closing, airways restricting, oxygen blocking allergic.
We’ve got quite the routine going on in this ‘new normal.’ Wake up, kids do some work first thing (to get it out of the way) and I exercise. They have breakfast, I have a coffee. (I intermittently fast until midday most days, something I’m sure I’ll write more on another time. My love for … Continue reading Dear 4am……We Must Stop Meeting Like This
The latest buzz word for lockdown or as I call it, Hometime. Productivity. ‘If you’re not using this time to do all the things you always said you don’t have time to do, you never wanted to do them in the first place’. Every other post on my Instagram timeline, not to mention all the … Continue reading P for Productivity…or is it?
Now this is a story all about howMy life got flipped-turned upside downAnd I’d like to take a minuteJust sit right thereI may have been silent before but now it’s my time to share•In the East of London I was born and raisedOur ground floor flat was where I spent most of my daysMama working … Continue reading Bleed
I’m not about to get on here and start man hating, bashing my ex or slating the father of my children. That is not what this is about. (Sorry if you came here for the juice, the dirt, the messy details!…Maybe another day….) No one gets married with the aim of divorce. Well, I would … Continue reading Co-Parenting When Only One Of You Is Actually Parenting
Exercise and sleep. Two really important components for my mental health. There are other variables at play of course, but if I am working out consistently and getting around 7-8 hours sleep per night, anxiety and stress can’t make my mind, body and soul their home. I advocate for making mental health something that we … Continue reading The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It
It’s just semantics right? Except it’s not. Not at all. The way we speak, the content of what we say and most importantly the words we think and speak to and about ourselves is literally everything. Thinking about thinking is such an oxymoron isn’t it? But becoming aware and catching those negative patterns and unhealthy … Continue reading What’s in a word?
Single parenting lock down style
I had been asking my sister for some advice on helping me put together a what’s app message I had been stalling on replying to. You know the ones, where you know it warrants a response but are not quite sure how you feel about the situation and know you need to word the message … Continue reading Intro
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