Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day

Knowing your own darkness, is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people - Carl Jung Are You Having a Bad Day? Recently a family member had a bad day. A really bad day. Everyone has them. Some are worse than others. No matter how bad it becomes, a bad day is … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Blue

Through photography, I hope to highlight the colour that signifies that feeling of loneliness, depression or anxiety and I hope everyone feels that they can ask their friend, neighbour or colleague, " How have you been?" "Everything going okay?" Join in on Friendly Friday and start a conversation.

Survivors of Suicide Day 18 – Worth and Day 22 – Value

How Three Survivors of Suicide Spent Their Last Days On Earth - http://wp.me/p6xgta-oS Incredibly powerful stories, revealing in the way the writers take the reader into their heads and reveal their thinking. As a young person, I worked as a Nurse and never understood my patients as much as I did after reading this post. … Continue reading Survivors of Suicide Day 18 – Worth and Day 22 – Value

Five Minutes of Summer – October Online Blogging Challenge

Five Minutes of Summer – New Online Blogging Challenge

The 31 Days Free Writing Challenge, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, and Kate Motaung where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October.

Left to Pick Up the Pieces

There can only be one thing more nightmarish than hell itself, and that is to lose a child to suicide. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that a young life is lost. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that the person has felt such emptiness and despair. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that someone could feel so lacking in hope, consumed with mental pain and anguish that this was even considered an option. And yet for their own family, who are left somehow to pick up the pieces, the consequences of this act can be so viscerally devastating, it is akin to a nightmare without end. Is it a selfish act? An aberrant impulse? A distorted or dysfunctional thought?

Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There's a lot of people in this world who are 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

There's a lot of people in this world who feel 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled 'what is stress?', 'How to handle stress' etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress.