Gratitude Journal February

And what to be thankful for this month? First there is simply the days being noticeably longer and lighter, buds of new life that can be seen on trees and plants, in the garden and in the streets where I walk, more sunny days. All this I see as positive, I am grateful Spring is…

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Making a difference

After I recently published my post introducing my concept of empowered parenting and what it meant to me, I had a conversation with one of my friends. She asked me what I wanted to achieve by my cause, and I realised that whilst I wrote about the what, and some of the why, I thought…

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Parenting Tools: Community

A tool is something that helps us get a job done and in this series I am focusing on the job of raising our children, but it could equally be applied to succeeding in life as a whole. Parenting is just what some of us do as part of our lives. It became apparent to…

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Empowered Parenting – A Manifesto

So here I am at last to tell you all about my new plans, to lift the suspense! What led to this path? My emotional journey through life became especially significant when I became a parent. Before I hadn’t always been the happiest person but I muddled along; sometimes coping, sometimes not. All of a…

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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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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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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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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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I am the way

Up until a few years ago, I was someone who struggled with keeping my mental health on an even keel. But something changed. Something forced me to seek the help I knew I so desperately needed but was too embarrassed and ashamed to seek. I had children. When my daughters were born, everything was ok…

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Gratitude Journal #7

This week has been a bit hectic to say the least, with lots going on. I have found it harder to stop and be grateful for moments as they appear, and particularly take the photos. However the week hasn’t felt completely awful, which previously it might have done, which has to be a benefit of…

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