Archive of ‘Contemplations’ category

Stories That Dismay As Well As Inspire

At yesterday’s Women’s Voices conference among the many interesting speakers there was one phrase in particular that stood out. Stories that dismay as well as inspire. This quote is by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, from her book with a title that will no doubt be familiar: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. During the Q&A I […] Read more…

A New Job!

I am delighted to announce I have a new job! As of Monday (October 3) I’ll be Communications and Social Media Manager at NHS Horizons, which is currently part of NHS England. The Horizons Group aims to support staff in health and care to think differently about how we do things, to lead to better […] Read more…

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…

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