Life Lessons, Mental Health

The Day of the Accident

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(I prefer to remember Mum from the times long before the day of the accident)

It was 28 years ago. The Day of the Accident. It has taken me that long to write these words. Car accidents, comas, life support, brain injuries … you have most likely seen all of these things in a movie or on Greys Anatomy. 28 years ago I learned why they don’t actually show you what these things really look like. The reality is just too much. It breaks you to watch, it scars you for life and if you have ever lived through any of these things, only then can you truly comprehend. It is something I would wish on nobody, and it was the day of the accident that my life changed forever.

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Life Lessons, Mental Health

Keeping it Real – 10 Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

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In a gentle way you can help others, through the simple act of sharing. Is there something you have been through, or a thought that seems to be on a persistent loop? The act of sharing and keeping it real online can be one of the bravest and most selfless acts even though it also benefits you! It is actually quite therapeutic to get that persistent thought out! I would go so far as to say it is incredibly freeing! I didn’t start blogging so that I could ‘dump’ all of my worries out into the interwebs, far from it! It does need to be done with a bit of consideration, and a whole lot of love!

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Life Lessons, Parenting

Parenting Is …

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Parenting Is … a loaded topic in this day and age (especially here on the interwebs)! Dare I go there? I go everywhere else so why not. Parenting is actually really hard for me. There, I am putting it out there. I am putting it out there bravely, openly and honestly, the same way I put everything out there! Parenting is at once my greatest joy and my greatest challenge. It is complex despite my yearnings for simplicity. It is a process of joy, grief, joy, grief, aha moment. There is so much to learn, about parenting itself, and about ourselves.

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