When my son’s emotions fall outside the traditional male stereotype, he’s often met with confusion, gawking stares and occasionally even scolding,
'There’s a little bit of colour everywhere.'
I haven't been doing any blogs for many, many moons (I hope you noticed) because I've been busily ensconced in writing my
Healing developmental trauma is this all consuming maze that I'm walking through, where nobody has a map for, because no healing maze is the same. People can offer insights into their own experiences, they can offer me a look at my map from where they're sitting, but no-one (except myself) can tell me exactly which roads to go down to heal.
Colours arouse strong emotions in all of us. These emotions may be linked to memories. I can't stand bottle green because it reminds me of bleak school uniforms. But ochre yellow and fuchsia pink always take me back to sunny days in colourful Rajasthan India.
German isn't particularly well-known as an aesthetic language. Tons of TV shows and war movies full of exaggeration needed
Being unhappy isn’t pleasant. For most of us, when we feel unhappy, we naturally want to push those thoughts away or move
The first was the London-based 10k for which I had a place. Even at 61 I'm still competitive and I'm always looking to run personal bests so gigging the night before and getting to bed at 1am probably wasn't the best preparation!
I've been putting off writing about the recent tragedies we've seen in London and Manchester. It's hard to put your feelings into words. Such senseless loss of lives leaves you questioning everything - angry but with an overwhelming sadness.