I’ve grown up surrounded by the countryside and I’ve always enjoyed going on walks with my family. I enjoy looking at, and taking in, the beauty of the world around me.
Occupational therapy…what’s that? Who is that? Is that like physiotherapy? Are you trying to get people back into work?
Scrolling through Instagram, the news, Pinterest etc. it’s easy to feel like you aren’t enough or that you’re not doing enough.
There are some things that just don’t go together. Strawberry sauce on chips? Weird, would ruin your chips. Drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth? Horrible, a bad start to your morning. Socks and flip flops? Uncomfortable, but at least your toes are warm.
We live in a society where comparison of our lives is all around us, especially in education. A lot of the time, there are next steps to think about but often it feels like this is expected by society or felt through peer pressure.
It’s now been over a year since the start of COVID-19, an ongoing global pandemic.
As a child I can remember talks about not talking to strangers; not getting into a stranger’s car; and if a stranger should approach you then run away and find help from a shopkeeper or parent with a child, if you can find one.
2020. What a year. Previous to this year I was working hard at keeping myself mentally healthy – I’d struggled in the past with feeling anxious.
There’s this memory I have that I’m pretty ashamed of… it’s of being in primary school and sitting next to my best friend Charlotte.
Back last summer, we were in the garden eating our dinner at a little marquee when a wasp appeared. I noticed it at the other end of the table and I immediately began to feel terrified.