Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

The Bloggers' Hierarchy of Needs

Lately there has been a lot of chatter amongst bloggers about different people’s motivations for blogging, and a lack of interaction on social media. Whatever your motivation for blogging – whether it is a hobby, a profession, or whether you write to prove to yourself your brain still functions, to record family life, share recipes, craft ideas, host […] Read more…

An apology from SEPT

The clinical director from SEPT called me this morning to offer an apology for the unacceptable behaviour of the psychiatrist during yesterday’s appointment . He said that bringing God and organisational politics into the conversation was completely inappropriate. He also said that her excuse for not writing me a prescription was incorrect – of course, doctors are able […] Read more…

The social media jungle drums

A conversation with a dear friend helped put a brief, proud smile on my face. She mentioned that she’d talked about Hugo with other friends – friends from other groups, and whom I’d never met. These other friends on hearing about Hugo would say things like: “Are you talking about Hugo’s mum?” or my favourite […] Read more…

The Kindness of Strangers: A Spotlight on Charity

Without the kindness of strangers, the heartbreak and challenges this year has presented me with would have felt a lot worse. Without the kindness of strangers, my partner and I would have been unable to have stayed in a room, free of charge just minutes away from our baby who was fighting for his life […] Read more…

Loved

Believe it or not, before I was admitted to hospital earlier this year I shared very little personal information on social media. The three of us needed all the love, support, positive thoughts and prayers we could get. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from family, friends and strangers. This post explains more about it. I […] Read more…

The Nature of Modern Friendship

Our busy lives mean that maintaining friendships often slides down the list of priorities. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter have helped define the nature of modern friendship. Experts have said that people now spend too long in front of their computers with virtual friends, instead of socialising. I see it differently: our time […] Read more…

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