Tag Archives: Mindfulness

Books v Kebab Boxes

I was quite glad I hoovered the carpet, the day before we had three paramedics in our bedroom. They weren’t there for any kind of hi-jinks: my idea of a good time doesn’t involve having three ECGs in the course … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Samhain, and Loss

Samhain is the Pagan name for Hallow’een. Like most holidays, it’s a bit of a mix: feasting, remembrance of the dead, and the turning of the year. I love a good midnight feast, as well as having two New Years. … Continue reading

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Cat Tray v Blue Sky

“Put your hand over the side of the boat / What do you feel?” Kate Bush, “The Coral Room” Warnings: Grief, cat tray as metaphor, & potentially graphic descriptions of feline behaviour. Unlike Kate, I can’t hear my mother singing. … Continue reading

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Judging Books by Covers, & Why Duvets Are the Blankets of Satan

Starting 2016 with two 12 hour days has its stormy and silver sides: up til now, I’ve not written more than a paragraph that wasn’t client notes. On the silver, I’m employed in a job I enjoy. That wasn’t the … Continue reading

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