Health and Wellbeing

Depressed father

Post-natal depression and fatherhood: 7 tips for dads

Continuing the mental health month theme on my blog, this post highlights the devastation that post-natal depression (PND) can wreak upon a family. But it...
Worried man

Overcoming my fear

I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary,...
Hospital consultant

Gods…or Hospital Consultants?

What you have to realise as a patient is that however important you are outside hospital, however many lackeys jump to your call, inside...
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A brown paper parcel arrives

This morning Dave the postman delivered a brown paper parcel. On tearing off the wrapping, I discovered some ankle weights, which I’d ordered from Amazon...
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Our children as organ donors

I’d give you one......and so would my children We have had the conversation about what we want to happen to our organs when we die. Have...
Happy Senior African American Woman

Embracing your older body image

“To lose confidence in ones body, is to lose confidence in oneself”  ~ Simone de Beauvoir It is a fact – we women come in...

Beauty comes from within

Over the summer I put on a few pounds. That may not sound like a lot to you but to me it felt like...
Depressed man

Increasing self-esteem in recovery

If I spend time thinking about the various issues specific to addicted clients I come up with a few central themes. Many people need...

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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...