Category Archives: Addiction

Loving myself consistently

I’m having a tough week emotionally. A lot of grief is coming up. A lot of pain. I’m processing a lot of feelings, digging deep, unearthing stuff that’s buried far down. What’s it all about? On the surface, it’s about … Continue reading

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Finding Our Voice

“I intentionally get myself in situations beyond my ability and then rise to them” This is an affirmation I picked up from a book I’m reading and working through – Barbara Stanny’s Overcoming Underearning. It feels fitting for today, as … Continue reading

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Why I go to therapy

Therapy has helped get me to where I am today, or most importantly where I was on Saturday and Sunday – playing in the sea with my partner, just a short drive from our new coastal home, thinking I absolutely … Continue reading

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Being real

I’ve brought the wrong speech, I thought, as I stared at the four pages of A4 in front of me and looked up at the audience. I’ve definitely brought the wrong speech. What now? I’d written nearly 3,000 words on … Continue reading

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I want to be me

I want to be me, I thought, as I cycled along the Bournemouth seafront this morning. Not someone else. Not that woman over there with the toned, slim legs or the long, thick, glossy hair. Not that sporty girl in … Continue reading

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Dread

I can remember it vividly. I left the gym at Belvedere’s, my senior school in Liverpool, and walked past the netball courts and out onto the street, where Mum was sitting in the car waiting for me. I was sobbing … Continue reading

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Authentic living

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to their graves with the song still in them.” That’s a quote by American author, poet and philosopher Henry Thoreau. It dates back to the 1840s but I fear it’s just … Continue reading

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