Apparently us men don’t ‘do’ emotion. Well, that’s a load of bollocks isn’t it? Either that or I am totally out of touch at this point and am out of the ‘man club’ (OK, I’m prepared to accept that this could be a possibility). Men show emotion all the time. Go to any football match … More Big Boys Don’t Cry – Why the Hell Not?!?
Elizabeth is an old friend who contacted me with a wish to raise awareness amongst parents of the symptoms of brain tumour, following a recent devastating diagnosis. Fortunately her daughter, Quinn, is now doing well, but it took a mother’s instinct and persistence before a correct diagnosis was made and medical treatment given. This is … More A Mother’s Instinct – Raising Brain Tumour Awareness
I’ve been seeing a counsellor, Nichola, for a couple of months now and it’s been hard, very hard. This is necessarily so, if the process is to be worthwhile then you need to give yourself fully to it. Just as rehabilitation from a physical injury is often a gruelling process, so too is dealing with … More A Pause, Progress and a Pat on the Back
This Father’s Day I received the most beautiful gift I have ever been given. It is a gift that my daughter made for me and it carries a most precious message: Life can look very different when we see ourselves through the eyes of those that love us.Soundtrack: Real Love – The Beatles
Oh bollocks, what the hell have I done?!?! In the last couple of days I’ve been hit by doubts. My two most recent posts were written a few weeks ago with the original intent not to post them for a little while. Until I thought ‘what the hell’, and hit ‘publish’ (https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/2017/06/08/letting-the-light-in-adventures-in-counselling/) And then the … More Doubts, Insights & (Pretty) Epic-ness! – A Journey Through Counselling
Something needs to change and I need help to get me there. Welcome, my friends, to counselling! I’ve written previously about how it’s OK to admit that you’re not OK (https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/2016/10/13/im-not-ok-thats-ok/) However, it’s one thing admitting to the struggles of the past from a position of strength, as the conqueror standing tall over your vanquished opponent; … More Letting the Light In – A Journey Through Counselling
Have you ever had the feeling that you’re at a crossroads in your life? That everything that has happened in your life up until now has been about bringing you to now? That the choices you make at this time in your life will represent a turning point? I’ve felt it a few times, most … More Standing at a Crossroads
What do we tell our children today? How do we protect them from a world where children get hurt? Where cruelty, intolerance and unfathomable hatred live, Scarring our cities with their vengeance. What do we tell our children today? When parents grieve losses that we only allow to exist, In our worst nightmares. What do … More What Do We Tell Our Children Today?
My husband was in the forces and I can still vividly remember the worry of him being in the Falklands, of not being able to contact him and the panic felt at every news bulletin announcing the deaths of servicemen. Being a ‘military wife’ I had to learn how to function in the face … More New Life After Loss