Category Archives: Spirituality

Coping with Christmas

Does Christmas push your buttons, stir your emotions, reopen old wounds, or prompt tears? Does it remind you of the things or the people you don’t have in your life, or the things or people you have lost? You are … Continue reading

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Faith over fear

Faith over fear. Trust over terror. Or trust over turmoil. Or trust over tears. What would it feel like to believe the world is a benevolent place? To trust that everything is working out for the best and will continue … Continue reading

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Dating with Soul

This quote was true for my dating life for quite a long time. Groundhog day. Like banging my head against a brick wall. Wondering why things never worked out. Wondering where I was going wrong. Wondering why I kept being … Continue reading

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‘Them’ and ‘Us’

We’d crouch wide-eyed on the sand, our hands cupped under our chins, and watch with wonder as the Land Rovers filed past, towing behind them shiny, white speed boats containing excited, blonde-haired children in colourful swimsuits. We’d watch as the … Continue reading

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Extreme self-care

A few Fridays ago, I took my first anti-depressant, just half the dose my doctor had prescribed. On the Saturday, I took the remainder of the scored pill I’d sliced in half the day before. Then on the Sunday, I … Continue reading

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When everything feels wrong

There are days when everything feels wrong. Days when you feel so far away from the robust, strong, healthy, confident, dynamic go-getting person you want to be and sometimes are. Days when you wonder where your enthusiasm for life, for … Continue reading

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I know who I am

On Tuesday of last week, a few hours before a scheduled phone call that I was pretty sure would mark the end of a brief courtship with an attractive man I really liked but kind of knew wasn’t for me … Continue reading

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