Upon Your Shoulders

I’ve been reeling over the past few days, hovering between sadness and anger, grief and the cusp of depression, yet thankfully not sinking. I don’t live in the US. I don’t know what it’s like to have someone like him voted in as President-elect. I know what it’s like to be horrified by the result…

Under the Sea

‘…most of the animals in our ocean make light.’ – Edith Widder.

Self Care: A List

Some days are hard. Sometimes, you don’t have the energy to do much except the bare minimum. Some days, you’re tired, and want nothing more than to sleep, eat, and read, or watch films. Or you’ve had an exceptionally bad day, or week. Or perhaps you’ve been neglecting yourself, and your nerves are jangled, everything…

Weekend Coffee Share: Hygge, Poetry, and Baths

Theoretically, if we were having coffee, we wouldn’t be having coffee at this time of night. It’s twenty-five minutes to midnight on a Sunday. Instead, we’d be drinking a relaxing hot drink – herbal tea, hot chocolate, or warm milk (or a glass of cold milk, if that’s more appealing). I’d tell you that I’ve…

The Little Bear

Happy Caturday! It’s been an odd few weeks in this house, with building work going on, and feeling a little cooped up and overrun with mess everywhere. My parents decided to change the kitchen, bathrooms, and garden this year, because we live in an Edwardian house with old plumbing, electricity, and a layout that was…

Alchemy

Seven years ago, I decided I was going to write. Before that, there was confusion. There were things I thought I wanted to do, things that I tried, in the name of getting experience. I tried working for charity research, in administration, and within another charity before I decided I was going back to University…

As We Are

Our perceptions of ourselves, of our experiences, influences the way we see the world around us. Do we ever fully see things as they truly are? Is that even possible? ‘We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.’ I¬†was lucky enough to experience, as I was growing up, a…

Horror

Halloween has been and gone, and all we’ve got are the Pumpkins and the leftover sweets. In the UK, the next big thing is Bonfire Night on 5th November, so there are fireworks going on most evenings, somewhere. I’m a fan of Halloween, even though being a HSP (highly sensitive person) you’d think that I’d…