Play to your strengths in 2019

As we meander towards 2019, thoughts may be turning towards new resolutions. You may, like me, be ruminating on 2018 (where did THAT go?! Seriously!) I used to dread the new year. I would compare myself to others who had accomplished so much and castigate myself for failing to achieve what I’d vowed I would […]

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Confronting the darkness of depression

I want to die. I don’t want to be here. I had these thoughts for as long as I can remember. I can’t pinpoint the exact time when I recognised it as depressive thinking but it was linked to old feelings, ones that dated back to early childhood. Parental divorce was my childhood watershed event. […]

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Why are we here?

Words are beautiful things. They are simple, yet complex. They are real, yet conjour up new worlds of places and people. They have the power to bring you joy or fill you with tears. Words are my one true love. They are my escape; a sanctuary and a safe place. As a plump anxiety-riddled child, […]

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