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Singing from the heart

I was singing this morning, for the first time in many months. Not just humming along with iTunes either. This was full throated, from the heart singing. This is a very good sign. I don't sing when I'm sad - not even in the shower - and I've been very sad for a very long time... At… Continue reading Singing from the heart

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Journaling

On a friend's recommendation I started journaling today. I haven't really been able  to talk about my feelings for a long time. They've just been running round inside my head. Hopefully this'll allow me to let them out in a cathartic manner. I do feel a little better after that first attempt.  Not wishing to be… Continue reading Journaling

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Lies, damned lies and unionists

The internet seems terribly concerned today that 'The Vow' has been betrayed. I'm finding those posts increasingly irritating. First, they'd already started betraying that vow on the 19th of September 2014 - remember that? Why the surprised outrage today? Second, and most importantly, so fricken what if they betray their vow?!? It was a stupid wee… Continue reading Lies, damned lies and unionists

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Feeling like a Phoenix

Yesterday I woke with a sense of peace I haven't felt in a long time. I felt strong. I felt whole. I actually felt a wee bit taller! The evening before I'd finally allowed myself to enjoy some beautiful, well deserved and righteous anger. I wasn't out of control or crazy. I was focused, steely and… Continue reading Feeling like a Phoenix

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No. That is really NOT okay!

I started reading this article just now. It's no doubt excellent, life affirming and all that - but I've had to stop reading. It started, shockingly, like this: “Excuse me ma’am, I really enjoyed your yoga class tonight. But I wanted to come by and tell you that as a yoga teacher, you need to lose weight.… Continue reading No. That is really NOT okay!