Tag Archives: Coping

Five (good) things on Friday

I’ve seen this theme all over the place, and thought I’d have a play with it today.  Let’s see how it goes.  I may even do it again…. I am making pleasing progress through my (long!) list of backlog jobs … Continue reading

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Planning (and using) my time

Oh my goodness.  Where did October go?  and most of November?  The weeks have slipped past in a blur. But now I’m back (again), and this time I hope to manage to stay on top of things a bit better. … Continue reading

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Whatever next? – April 2017 update

1. LISTEN Oh. My. Goodness. I had already written the rest of this post, but I was struggling with what to write under this heading.  I needn’t have worried.  There is now only one subject worth writing about.  The forthcoming … Continue reading

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To sleep…..

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, feeling somewhat desperate.   Since then I have continued with the medication, been to the GP (who was very helpful), and gradually begun sleeping more.  But I decided to publish this anyway, … Continue reading

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“Whatever next’ – January 2017

1. LISTEN So here we have the Daily Mail ‘newspaper’, churning out it’s daily message of hate, division and misinformation.  How do we address the fact that it has a circulation of about one and half million? (and still more … Continue reading

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Whatever next?

Like many, I’ve been pondering what if anything I personally can do to counter the growing sense of powerlessness in an increasingly challenging domestic and world political context. That’s not an easy thing to do, in the face of so … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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