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Beneath a Mexican Sky

When Paradise Calls.     It was May 1996.  I was twenty-four going on twenty-five years of age.  John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and I felt like I had my whole life ahead of me.  I had spent half of January and pretty much all of February in Australia.  That was…

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Words Causing Chaos

” Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with.  This is why it is given a bad name.  It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” – Terence McKenna. In my work as a psychotherapist, I am also a Clinical…

Critical Meeting Places

I’m sitting at my desk and contemplating social media and how it fits into my writing career.  I have been doing research on how best to build the best online structures into place to support my writing career.  With my initial focus on social media, I have made a number of changes to my existing…

Final Submission

Today, I have submitted my final assignment for the course I have been studying.  I started the course in September 2017.  I had been writing since childhood, for my own pleasure.  I had never shown my writing to others with any regularity.  Writing was my guilty pleasure but, in my heart, I longed to feel…

Winter’s Magical Eve

Villages lit by twinkling lights The chill wind shocks with frosty bites Window displays of gifts and trees While garden ponds begin to freeze. Festive garlands and mistletoe The moonlight shines upon the snow People gather around log fires Icicles hang from cold church spires. Christmas Eve comes but once per year A time to…

Aunty Ann’s Oak Tree

Today, I have been thinking back over the most beautiful autumn, here in Suffolk, this year.  Our little cottage garden is a haven of nature.  It is a place of sanctuary and escape for us and, we hope, a haven for wildlife. Back in October, one afternoon, I decided to spend an hour looking after…

Pick Your Fight Wisely

I was thinking, today, about the extra financial costs that come from being a person with a disability.  I had received a small catalogue of helpful mobility items and useful gadgets that help with tasks that were once so simple.  For example, battery powered jar openers, tin openers and bottle openers as well as gadgets…

Being a Case Study

I arrived with a good twenty minutes to spare.  It had started to rain, as I drove into the tiny double-level car park.  I found a little bit of chaos going on.  The car park was full, with no sign warning drivers that there were no available spaces.  Cars were still driving in.  Some drivers…

Doctors in Training

It’s 1am and I am sitting at my desk in quiet contemplation.  In a little under ten hours, I will be the focus of attention for a number of Junior Doctors who are in training.  I have been invited in to my local Doctor’s surgery, which is also a training school for part of the…

Generation Social Media

Today, I’ve been reflecting on Social Media and how it fits into my life.  Social networks aren’t for everyone but, it would seem, they are certainly for the younger generations.  So, what of those who are of my generation?  I’m in my late forties.  My generation were the first teens, back in the 1980’s, to…