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Walkin’ on Sunshine…

Okay so the photo above is before the fire I walked on burned down a bit and the coals were raked, but still 500+ degree Firewalk certificate holder right here. It mustn't have been too bad as I ended up doing it four times over. It was a super fun event though, and my feet… Continue reading Walkin’ on Sunshine…

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Taking Flight…

My March 'flying solo' challenge was predictably eventful, so it's taken me a while to get round to writing about it! This was the first time I've travelled by plane alone, un-medicated and in around 8 years. As I was helpfully reminded so often in the run up to the day, flying is not a… Continue reading Taking Flight…

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Project ‘Year of No Fear’ 2019…

Fear is a broad term for a universal innate human emotion.  We have all experienced fear in some form or other.  Whether it’s the basic fight or flight response to immediate physical danger, or a sense of apprehension for fear of experiencing the emotional trauma associated with shame, failure, rejection and judgement.  Fear and vulnerability… Continue reading Project ‘Year of No Fear’ 2019…

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Reflecting on Re-invention…

The above picture is taken at the start of 2018, at the annual Edinburgh 'Loony Dook'.  Dookers take a jump into the icy cold river Forth on January 1st, in a tradition which i believe started as a hangover cure back in the 1980's!  On my part, it was an attempt to 'wash away' the… Continue reading Reflecting on Re-invention…

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Write here, Write NOW…

It turns out writing to a schedule and deadline is still super hard, who knew! I've been working over the last few months on a contribution to an anthology, themed around various mental health issues, put together by the wonderful Maria Alfieri. It's called 'The Silent Scream'. If you're interested in finding out more on… Continue reading Write here, Write NOW…

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What is Love…??

If you are British and of my generation, I have no doubt you just heard "...baby, don't hurt me, don't hurt me..."😂 If you're not, Google 'Haddaway'. Best of luck ridding yourself of that particular earworm, sorry! It's a good question though, especially now, in a time when many people are struggling to find genuine… Continue reading What is Love…??

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To the girl on the bus…

Dear 'girl on the bus'- It's NOT you. I may have never met you, but I can categorically tell you that IT.IS.NOT.YOU. I wanted to tell you that on the bus, but I couldn't. Not only would it be super weird, given I don't know you, to dole out unsolicited advice like that-but also you… Continue reading To the girl on the bus…