Beautiful Trauma…

There are many mornings when I wake up, shuffle into the bathroom resembling nothing short of John Wayne, one eye closed in an attempt to overcome the double vision, sit there on the loo spaced out with exhaustion despite getting a good 8 hours sleep, and then bumping back and forth between the walls because... Continue Reading →

Here comes the sun…

Ahhh the British summertime is a funny one, isn’t it? Full on melt downs (sun or otherwise with the current pandemic at the moment), gale force winds, and rain all in the space of a week. However, when the sun is out this is when I am at my optimum level and many of my... Continue Reading →

Who are you…?

Do you ever just not know who you are? Everybody leads a different life, and for various different reasons. Have you ever got lost to find your way? I know I have. Some people have lived the same life with the same routines, responsibilities etc. for years and haven’t really known any different, whilst holding... Continue Reading →

On the road again…

I absolutely love travelling, seeing the world, experiencing and learning from different people and cultures. It’s a passion that I hold dear to my heart, and I aim to visit all 195 countries before I join the gig in the sky. However, this piece brings me a bit closer to home as I talk about... Continue Reading →

Carers Week 8-14 June 2020

Being a carer comes in many forms. Some individuals wouldn’t even consider themselves a carer. In essence, if you provide support for someone who cannot otherwise cope – you are a carer, irrespective of whether it is ongoing, ad-hoc, or recovery from an injury/illness/addiction etc – it is care. Care that someone is providing for... Continue Reading →

Stockholm Syndrome…

Whenever I feel a bit overwhelmed mental health wise, I have over the years learnt to adopt many distraction tactics and mindfulness activities. I woke up this morning feeling a bit blurgh; yet another day of lockdown restrictions, another day of what is becoming my/our ‘new normal’, which is something that I DO NOT want... Continue Reading →

When 2 becomes 1…

  Derived from my bout of optic neuritis from the relapse that lead to my diagnosis over 7 years ago; my eyes have never been able to fully recover, and the lasting damage? Double vision. Double vision (Diplopia) is usually one of the first MS symptoms many people encounter, and if it isn’t, then the... Continue Reading →

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