Black Lives Matter is not a subjective opinion and it’s about time that newspapers and the media were unequivocal in declaring that otherwise they’re very much complicit in racism. Peel back those layers of racist politicisation which make supporting Black Lives Matter seem more of a political stance than a necessity.
It was important for me to attend today and stand with black people for black people, observing social distancing rules, with a face mask, gloves and anti bac in my bag. Afterall if you can use all these provisions, just as you would when going to a supermarket, while limiting exposure then why wouldn't you?
It is very natural to feel overwhelmed by everything being shared right now. On social media, on television, in the news, among friends and in conversation. Perhaps you feel like you know what you want to say but just don’t know how to say it
I write this blog post in hope that it serves as a useful resource for those looking to find their voice when they’re not sure what to say or how to say it in direct conversations or on social media. It is the first part of two. I am learning to be comfortable being challenged … Continue reading Getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable
I've been offline for a while having had a few health issues and life "things" that I've had to focus on, but there's nothing like some time off work post-operation to get you motivated and inspired to write.
When was the last time you literally laughed-out-loud as you typed "LOL" or actually loved that post from Rita your best friend’s neighbour moaning about her job? Do you take a moment to check in with yourself about how you really feel as you’re tapping and touching through your screen?
Sometimes we can walk with our eyes closed, asleep, unaware, ignorant to the beauty or even unpleasantness around. Each of us with muscles taking action, working without us even having to think.
For decades now I’ve practiced mindfulness intermittently to help me deal with good times, bad times and everything in the middle. I find whether 5 minutes or 50 the ability to be in the present moment can often bring me moments of gratitude and enlightenment - while it doesn’t happen often when it does it leaves … Continue reading Can animals help us be more mindful?
I only managed to sit in my bath for 10 minutes this evening. I was fidgety, annoyed and panicking about uncertain plans for tomorrow. But 10 minutes is all that was needed to calm me down and help me realise I was perhaps being a little silly. Today has literally been a brilliant day. A … Continue reading Riding the waves
They say a dandelion can thrive in any conditions as long as there is earth beneath it and a wind in the air. Through the cracks in a pavement, beneath the roots of a tree...anywhere.