Rethinking Resolutions : 2017

It’s that time of the year again, as Christmas frenzy gives way to a huge clean up and promise of a “fresh start” for a new year. Already I’ve read various headlines and stories in the…

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Merry Christmas! A Note On When That Festive Feeling Is Difficult To Muster

This past week hasn’t been so fantastic for me. I had hoped for a better Christmas this year; since the last surgery, I had hoped, expected even, a better Christmas than the last 8. Then…

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It’s Not Just Any Toilet, It’s An M&S Toilet!

Considering our society in the Western World is so advanced, it baffles me that we’re so far behind both in something so basic as decent loo provisions, and in our views on disability. Not only…

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Surviving The Run-Up To Christmas

1. To Do Lists Are Your Friends – When feeling like there’s a lot to do and not sure where to start, I find it helps to list out what needs to be done. This isn’t…

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10 Christmas Gifting Ideas

Looking for some inspiration, or perhaps a Christmas self-care treat for yourself? Check out these 10 ideas… 1.  Things I Love About You  –  A handmade gift that’s easy to do but requires some thought,…

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The “Patient Tourist” Does… Bath!

Trains, Tests & Tourism. Just another trip to the hospital! Yesterday meant a trip to Bath, somewhere I’d only fleetingly visited once years ago for a residential week with the Open University during my Psych…

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Turning The Unwanted Into The Invaluable: Stoma Aid

Stoma Aid was developed as an initiative to help those in developing countries that don’t have access to, or can’t afford, stoma supplies. Learning more about what ostomates go through in other countries when they…

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Another A&E Break

Sorry I’ve not been around this past week for posts and emails. I’ve been in hospital after being admitted to A&E again… Fun times! On the plus side, I couldn’t get enough of this guy. Jasper…

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See The Chance For A Fresh Start In Every Moment

An important one to remember, because every day, every minute even, is the chance to start again. Don’t give up, don’t give in, don’t lose hope.

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Learning To Care A Little Less

There’s a delicate balance between caring too little and too much, and neither comes without its pitfalls. Caring too little can make you apathetic, unsympathetic, demotivated. Caring too much can make you exhausted, stressed out,…

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