Plans are afoot…

I came (back) to writing as a form of self-therapy, self-expression. When this blog first came to life, the posts were borne directly out of my experiences at any given time and allowed me to emotionally process them, without any specific direction. A useful purpose, one which it seems holds similarities with many other bloggers….

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What you give out, is reflected back to you

I am going rather hippy on you today, but I can promise you it’s not madness at all, and it’s rather amazing. As a *disclaimer*, I do believe that what happens is supposed to happen, but even if you are cynical about that I hope that you will still read on and find something interesting…

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Cheesy gratitude biscuits

I thought that I wouldn’t be writing my gratitude journal every week, and last week I did do a little creative writing instead. But it appears that I can’t help myself from being a little bit grateful for the good things that have happened! It’s all about the fun activities I shared with my children…

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What it feels like to be friend ‘dumped’

Around this time of year, along with extortions of ‘do this, do that’ to make yourself a better person, there is one thing that I often hear – ‘Lose people from your life who…’. I actually think it is sound in principle, however it can have negative impact in practice. I write this from personal experience….

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The good enough mother

  My first venture into creative writing for many years, a little flash fiction… Rebecca woke with a jolt, from her uneasy slumber. She had a sensation of heaviness on her chest, which she recognised from the days when Clem had been a toddler, as if that had been just a moment ago. She had fallen…

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Why I don’t make resolutions but I have life goals

The Filling Glass has been a new chapter in my life and I have written about how I much I have learned in the last six months about me, myself and my life; lots of food for thought, a new sense of definition, and now, a vision of the new life that I want to…

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Gratitude Journal #10

This was the week of the #latergram. This was the busiest, craziest week of the year. But also this was the week in which I have had some of the most enjoyable days this year. I have so much to be grateful for, and this is my first moment really to sit and document it,…

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The gift of writing

Exactly 6 months ago today I published my first ever blog post on The Filling Glass. Considering it is the time of year when we all get very reflective about what has passed, I thought I would review a little of what has happened in my life via my blogging experience. When I first started…

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Gratitude Journal #9

This time of year is full of giving, although I can’t help but feel the original spirit of the celebration does seem to have been usurped by the consumerism culture of more, more, more accumulation that predominates our modern world. This week has given me an opportunity to enjoy the gift of experiences as well…

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On recovery as acceptance

Back in the late summer/early autumn, I stumbled upon and was participating in the weekly #PNDhour twitter chats. This is a form of a peer support network, through social media. If it had been in existence 5 years ago and I had awareness of it, it would have been a lifeline. Entirely coincidentally, I wrote…

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