Sometimes I feel embarrassed at not being sufficiently happy. The other day a friend sent me an article written by someone who described how he had attained happiness. He had some good ideas like keeping a gratitude journal every day. He spoke about how this had improved his mood. However I also felt told off
The birth of this blog came about through a painful relationship break up with a man I believe is a narcissist. I have had some requests from readers of my blog to say more about being in a relationship with a narcissist. Now that my grief is less acute from this shattering experience, I thought
I meet so many people who say to me “I never expected my life to turn out this way”. Whether it be they thought they would be married by 30, have everything sorted by 40, dealing with broken relationships, broken hearts, suffering with wayward children, illness or an accident and so the list goes on.
I am just an ordinary woman who longs for connection, love and warmth with another. I have been trying to not feeling ashamed of this fact, in the face of meeting many single women my age who say they don’t need an intimate love relationship any more. Sure, I can hold my own hand, be
Three recent events in the news have made me think about having a “good old feminist rant “ One was a news story about a well known man in the football world This man who resides in Melbourne, was having a relationship with the ex wife of another well known man in the footy world.
A friend sent me an article the other day which really impacted me. Those restorative moments when something comes your way that is just the right thing . The author of the article is Kelly Brogan , a psychiatrist who specialises in women’s health. She speaks of how difficult it is to sit with emotional
Last night I was having dinner with a friend and talking about sadness. I was telling her how sad I often feel in our society which is obsessed with the notion of happiness. It was a lovely experience to sit with her, talk about my sadness and not experience any pressure from her to be
I was on holiday in January 2016 in New Zealand with my family. This included my youngest grand daughter Pearl. She is six years old. One morning she was cuddling up to me in bed and said “Gramy , were you a little girl once ?” “Yes,”I said. “Well,”said Pearl, “now you are old and
I was walking to my writers group this afternoon in busy Melbourne city when an aboriginal woman, indigenous to this land, came alongside me and asked me for some small change. I was flustered, didn’t know what to say, muttered that I didn’t have any, she pleaded with me, said she needed something to eat,
What does it mean to be courageous? Some of the words the dictionary uses are brave, bold, daring, gallant, gritty, mettle, nerve, lion-hearted and valiant. I have been planning to write about courage for some time. I keep putting it off. Perhaps I am trying to find the courage to write about courage. In her recent book