Making sense of sensitivity

How do you feel when more than one person talks to you at once, or there is lots of background noise? How do you feel when you have to make decisions with multiple choices, or need to respond to messages and emails? How do you feel when you are in a busy space? Paying the…

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What it feels like…to have counselling

My posts about what it feels like to be friend dumped and have a breakdown have been both valuable to me for the insights I have gained and popular with readers. I am continuing the series here with an exploration of the process of counselling I have been through. I want to share my experiences…

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Exploring The Artist’s Way

I have recently joined a little discussion group for looking at The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. This follows hotly on the heels of reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Both books look at creativity and how it works, how it can be stimulated. I was introduced to the Artists Way by Kamsin, who blogs…

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What it feels like…to have a breakdown

When I wrote last month about what it feels like to be ‘friend dumped’, I was surprised by how it resonated with people. I found it so helpful to work through emotions relating to that issue and free myself from them. So I thought I would look at other ‘difficult’ issues that have affected me…

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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 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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Storyspheres – revealing potential

Today, I want to tell you about someone and something that has been making a big difference in my life recently. Although I am not expressly religious, I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, that there is a higher order behind what happens in our lives and it produces extraordinary results. So I…

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Gratitude journal #2

Well, lots random unknown people liked my first gratitude journal. That made me very happy and certainly affirmed that I must be on the right track. So thank you to all those who read it, and liked it. It has certainly contributed to this week feeling a happy one, but also I have been enjoying…

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The missing key in the paradox of depression?

I was depressed. I had a breakdown. I used to be in a dark place. And now thankfully I am not. I am trying to ensure that it never happens to me again. But most importantly I want to help my daughters avoid that place too. And as many other people as possible. It is…

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The What, Why and How of Celebrating Friendship

Today is international friendship day, a day to celebrate those who are your friends. But what does friendship mean to me? Why is it important to have and celebrate friendships and how can I celebrate mine?

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