10 Things an Adult Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse Wants You to Know

Yesterday I read an article titled '10 Things the Adult Child of an Addict Wants You to Know'. It was a good article and pretty interesting for me to gain insight into this area; I have absolutely no personal experience of living with an addict, but I have several friends who are adult children of... Continue Reading →

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Dear, Me.

Dear little one, it's a shame that you look in the mirror and all you can see are flaws, as though the body you were born into is wrong for not living up to standards of beauty. But remember, your reflection does not define who you are; a beautiful soul, though perhaps not visible, will... Continue Reading →

The Phoenix Rising… Sort of.

So... I guess I wrote some of the mess. Holy Fuck. If you've ever seen Brené Brown's Ted Talks on 'The Power of Vulnerability' and 'Listening to Shame",  you will be extremely familiar with the phrase "vulnerability hangover". That is my current reality. Ugh. (If you haven't seen the Ted Talks, go and watch them,... Continue Reading →

“Every Journey Begins with a Single Step”

Sometimes I wonder how I ended up here. I contemplate the ‘what ifs’ or whether my life would be different had I known what I know now ten years ago. The answer? ‘Probably’. This is a bitter pill to swallow, particularly if you have learned to become as self-reliant, stubborn and independent as I. There’s […]

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