Learning to do nothing…

I’ve never been much of a hugger. Ok, I should correct that. I really like hugs, I’m just not a fan of long hugs. But coming from a family who is mercilessly affectionate, where cuddles, kisses and ‘I love yous’, were dispensed like sweeties at a fairground, over the years, I’ve learned how to enjoy […]

What to do when you’re feeling blue. 

I had a ‘blue day’ recently.   It was a combination of being over tired, thinking that a couple of glasses of red would help me sleep, non-healthy eating, complicated by getting bad news from a friend, all conspiring to chuck me into the doldrums.   I woke up uncharacteristically low, grumpy and convinced the […]

One Hell of a storm.

It had been a really long day.  Dusty, tired, achey, Jesus had walked miles, preached all day and everywhere he went, he was mobbed by people wanting more, more, more, help, healing, hope.…absolutely anything he could give them.   I suspect on the Myers Briggs scale, Jesus would have been an introvert.  He gave out a […]

How to deal with a nightmare.

My friend Wendy Tomin wrote a great blog about Fear recently;  the kind of you-know-it’s-irrational-but-that-doesn’t-stop-it sort of fear.   The kind of fear that might just have a little bit of truth in it, so therefore if it could happen, it probably will. Or so your brain says. So last night at 4.10am precisely, it was my turn. […]

Trauma and trembling and a trip to the dentist.

I hate going to the dentist; the dizzying, lemony, antiseptic smell in the waiting room, the surgical masks, bright lights, the faint buzz behind closed doors of equipment which does unspeakable things.  But unfortunately, a few months ago, with a heart-stopping lurch of anxiety, I came to the conclusion that I could ignore a niggling […]