Category Archives: personal reflection

Blogging daily life

So, I’ve got a new blog site for my daily life updates: https://masksandrainbows.wordpress.com/ That’s where I’ll post them from now on. Visitors welcome, as ever, so feel free to go and subscribe there! I just wanted to keep Meaning and … Continue reading

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Rules and fear

It’s been interesting to see how fully and swiftly a lot of people adopt imposed rules as an entire way of being in this pandemic crisis. I’ve just joined a Facebook group for people shielding (i.e. very high-risk people who … Continue reading

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Time to Talk: therapy, meds, slow confidence and joy

I’ve now been in therapy and on medication for anxiety for about 7 months. In honour of ‘Time to Talk‘ day, I thought it was a good time to write again, not least because I have something very positive to … Continue reading

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Living this life

I’m turning 40 soon, and musing on how to come to terms with ageing: with all the doors that have closed, with who I have been – and not been – thus far in my life. I feel pretty mediocre. … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

…Again. So I’m just going to rattle through the “highlights” of the past 7 months… Mid-February, I fell ill with an awful cough that lasted weeks, came with added bonus conjunctivitis, and then as a final flourish turned into a … Continue reading

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Just sit in the grim

I can’t believe I haven’t written a blog post since last July. Maybe it’s because I’ve had very little in the way of new thoughts or experiences to inspire me to write. Life continues to bring the same daily juxtaposition … Continue reading

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Struggling again

In life with little one, it seems, nothing stays the same for long. The last couple of months have brought some of the hardest times yet. When I think back to the joy of my daughter’s first birthday, I wish … Continue reading

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Approaching the end of the first year

Three months since I went back to work. The weather is finally getting warm and my daughter, who this time last year was getting ready to be born, is now rapidly learning to move herself around. These last few weeks … Continue reading

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Surviving

The first three weeks are done. I’ve officially stepped over the threshold into the “working mum” phase of my life. It’s kind of a relief, no longer to have it looming in the future… no longer to feel panicked at … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding

In the autumn I took part in a women’s therapy group, hosted by a local postnatal mental health support service. I had been struggling with anxiety, mainly on the theme of health worries, but surprisingly, every week that I went … Continue reading

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