Posts Tagged ‘Self-care’

Thoughts About Acceptance

Acceptance is something I have thought about a great deal since Hugo died. It’s a concept I have only recently stopped raging against. Acceptance is often identified as the ‘final stage’ of grief in the well-intentioned Kubler Ross model. I thought ‘acceptance’ meant acknowledging that what happened to me, to Hugo, to my family was ok. […] Read more…

Things That Make Me Smile

This week has been pretty horrendous emotionally: triggers and a general feeling of melancholy conspired to give me a miserable few days. It was like I was transported back to the turmoil of several months ago: missing Hugo so desperately; remembering my own time in hospital, feeling utterly helpless. Trapped in my head, a vortex of […] Read more…

Be Gentle With Yourself

Today’s Sunday Thought is a very simple one. Be gentle with yourself. It’s a simple thought that is relevant for everyone, whatever your stage in life, whatever you are doing, wherever you are going.We can be so very hard on ourselves trying to achieve often unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves, or piled on by […] Read more…

What Does Being Happy Mean, Anyway?

Happy. What does that word actually mean? It’s a word we hear all the time – whether it’s Pharrell belting out his hit, or contemplations about what we can do to be happy, attain a state of happiness. Happiness. It is a concept we all strive for. And that’s fair enough; who wants to spend […] Read more…

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