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Category Archives: Trust
I love you but I have to let you go
Have you ever loved something or somebody but had to let that thing or person go? I imagine so. We don’t get through life without loving and losing, without experiencing pain, grief and loss. Unless, of course, we choose not … Continue reading
Posted in codependency, Eating disorders, Love, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Uncategorized, Women Tagged addiction, Codependency, Eating Disorders, Letting Go, Loss, Love, Personal development, Recovery, Self-help, Vespa Leave a comment
Our time is now
Last week, I sat in a clinic with my mum and wiped my tears away as the nurse diagnosed her with a form of dementia. It shouldn’t have come as a shock – her memory had been failing for a … Continue reading
Posted in Dating, Faith, Happiness, Love, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Women Tagged Dementia, Health, retreat, Wellbeing Leave a comment
Yesterday, I felt my life was meaningless because I didn’t have children. That feeling doesn’t hit me very often. And it hasn’t hit me for a while. As you’ll have read on this blog, my life has been changing in … Continue reading
Posted in Childless, Fertility, Happiness, Infertility, Love, Mentoring, Recovery, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Women Tagged acceptance, Childless, Childless Women, Childlessness, hope, Love, Real, Relationships, Transformation, Trust, Women 15 Comments
When I reread my last blog post – Rescue remedy – I’m struck by my energy. I can see myself striding along that muddy river bank, laughing out loud at the crazy antics of Rosie, the dog. I can feel … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Happiness, Trust, Women, Work Tagged challenge, Coaching, Coaching Development, Energy, Women, Work Leave a comment
My authentic self
Being my authentic self in relationship – particularly in relationships with men whom I find attractive and with whom I want to be in relationship – is my biggest challenge, according to well-placed sources (my therapist). Because being myself carries … Continue reading
Posted in codependency, Dating, Love, Recovery, Relationships, Trust, Women Tagged Codependency, Dating, Honesty, Love, Relationships, Single, singleness, Truth 2 Comments
What’s your truth?
How do we know what our truth is? How do we know that what we sense is our intuition or instinct is actually that, rather than deep fears rooted in our distant past? How do we navigate our way through … Continue reading
Posted in Dating, Love, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Women Tagged Codependency, Dating, Functional Adult, healing, Hurt, inner child, Love, Psychotherapy, Relationships 6 Comments
Do nothing; rest afterwards
You can tell I’ve been busy recently as I haven’t found the space to blog. I say ‘space’ rather than ‘time’ because I probably could have found an hour or so to scribble a quick post. But what I feel … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Faith, Happiness, Leisure, Trust, Women Tagged Creativity, Faith, Nature, Relaxation, Stress, Trust Leave a comment
Is it OK to be me?
I got home late last night and glanced at what I’d written on yesterday’s blog. I do this now and again, after posting – I check back to see if my writing flowed and whether I said anything of interest … Continue reading
Posted in Eating disorders, Faith, Self-Acceptance, Trust, Uncategorized, Women, Work Tagged anxiety, CBT, Faith, overeating, publishing, The Baby Gap, Trust 4 Comments
Faith and uncertainty
I asked a friend of mine the other night who’s been married for some 13 or so years and who still looked totally in love with his wife how on earth that was possible. What was their secret? How had … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Fun, Relationships, Spirituality, Trust, Uncategorized, Women Tagged CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy, Faith, Guernsey, Jon Kabat-Zinn, meditation, Mindfulness, Shamash Aldina 2 Comments