Beautiful Broken Things

For all the adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect who have felt or may still feel broken, damaged or wounded at any time; when triggered or not. This is for you 🙂 I like to use visual images in my healing journey and this image of being repaired with gold really speaks to me.…

Bigger than the pain

I had a really good session yesterday with my counsellor. It was especially good I think because I’ve had a break while she was on holiday. My counsellor was deeply touched by the session too and had tears in her eyes. It was good to walk into that space and see myself again. Yesterday of…

Adding a boundary and a second skin

There is a kind of tough resilience to me now. A feeling deep within that whatever happens, I will be ok. I’ve been to these places so many times before. What’s different now is that I am so much more better equipped. The last time I went through all this, I was isolated and alone…

Journey to Stonehenge

My journey to Stonehenge began with an early morning train ride from London Waterloo station to Salisbury. I love Waterloo; the busyness that is so contagious, I find myself quickening my pace whenever I am within its confines. I love people- watching as I wait for my train to arrive. The station holds within it…

Pausing….

…..and doing what’s best for me Lately I’ve found myself pausing when confronted with choices. Little and big choices. I pause and think about how to respond. I reflect on how convenient it really is for me. On how the decision will affect me. My aunt asked if she could come over next Friday. I…

A quiet passion

It’s unusual for me to have so much time to myself and I am finally relaxing into it. My son has gone away for two weeks with his dad. At first, I felt a nagging emptiness and discomfort but I am settling into the silence. Spreading myself into it and seeing where it takes me.…

Heartless or Heartful

I woke up feeling so much sadness today. I dreamt of my mother. I was in a care home and she came to see me. How ironic really. My mum is unwell, she was diagnosed with lupus and has just done an MRI scan after blood tests revealed a possible neurological problem. She is depressed…