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EMOTIONAL

  • BODY IMAGE, EMOTIONAL, HEALTH

    BYE BYE BOOBS

    Anyone who follows Carly on Instagram (if you don't you should) will likely be in awe of how she has emerged from what has been an extremely challenging chapter in a way that is inspiring to witness. On a recent post celebrating life post-chemo and post-surgery she wrote: "one small step at a time, moving forwards, growing, healing & living." This is an 'ode to her boobs' ahead of a double mastectomy:…

  • EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, MUST READ

    NARCISSISTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE IN A RELATIONSHIP

    This list has been in my 'to put live' file for a long time (thank you April for your patience). Though I am passionate about sharing tricky subjects I am also wary of trying to judge the mood. As such I have found myself waiting for the 'right time' to share this; the fact is there is no 'right time'. So here it is. …

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    TO MY ALCOHOLIC FATHER, (WHO DIED WHILE I WAS GIVING BIRTH)

    Life is mad isn't it? The older I get the more I know that to be true. Where I once thought that happiness was a place you aimed for, I now 'get' that more likely there are sad times tinged with joy and good times with more complex or tricky bits thrown in. This list by Megan Ace is testament to the highs and lows sometimes colliding at once, in this case the death who her Father on the day her son was born.…

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ

    GRIEVING MY FATHER

    Grief is the most complex of things to navigate, my experience of it is that it rarely follows a set path, in fact part of what makes it so difficult is that it is full of twists and turns. One moment you feel like you are finding a way to live with it, the next it feels like an enormous weight you will never shift. Here  Afua Adom  bravely shares an account of  grieving her Dad:…