Archive of ‘Contemplations’ category

I Completed The 2016 FitBrit Challenge

A few months ago if you had told me I would have participated – voluntarily – in an challenge that involved multiple exercises back-to-back, I would have laughed. But last Saturday that is exactly what I found myself doing when I took part in the Fitness First FitBrit challenge. I’ve talked before about my life-long […] Read more…

EMDR Therapy, Survived

The cupboard door was opened. All of the contents, stuffed in the cupboard haphazardly and the door forced shut, tumbled on top of me. I felt suffocated, paralysed. But I emerged. I survived EMDR therapy. I survived EMDR therapy when at one point I thought it was making my symptoms worse, and that it was […] Read more…

Everyday Jewellery Stars

I wear a modest amount of jewellery most days – earrings, watch, a couple of rings, necklace, a couple of bracelets. Most of the items I wear daily have a special significance for me. For example, a pair of earrings I wear every day are in the shape of a star; one of the rings […] Read more…

What I Learned From The 22 Day Press Ups Challenge

I recently completed the 22 press ups for 22 days challenge – you’ve probably seen the challenge doing the rounds on Facebook. The concept behind the challenge is to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst combat veterans – tragically in the US 22 veterans take their lives every day. PTSD doesn’t only affect people […] Read more…

Please Don’t Call Me Brave

Please don’t call me brave. I appreciate the gesture, I really do. I think you are really kind to observe what I do, and to express admiration. It’s not false modesty, not bashfulness. There are no blushes. But being called brave does make me feel uncomfortable, and it isn’t all to do with being in […] Read more…

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