“Seek not to cut the root of phenomena, but to cut the root of the mind. If you have to cross a field covered with thorns, and you try to cover the field with leather, you won’t succeed. It is far simpler to cover your feet with leather.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master There are… Read More
It can happen in an instant … Love at first sight One moment in time and your life is transformed forever Your world changes in a heartbeat and the change is permanent A tragic death One moment in time and your life is transformed forever Your world changes in a heartbeat and the change is… Read More
New article up at HUBPAGES Suicide – Let’s Start a Conversation Why do you find suicide difficult to talk about? . Why am I writing on HUBPAGES instead of here? Because I can make a little bit of pocket-money from people reading my articles there. If you are interested in joining this site, I can… Read More
This blog is not about me. You see, I’ve more or less conquered the demons of my eating disorder and I’ve moved on. I no longer exercise to purge the “bad” food I ate yesterday. I don’t diet or count calories in order to stay at a magic number on the scales. I am not… Read More
The authentic me deserves a chance to live, to cherish the sacred gift of life and to explore the limitless potential that the future holds. I have no right to smother her, strangle her, or asphyxiate the life out of her.
The official term for suicide is “intentional self harm”. I have been guilty of the very thing I have fiercely denounced.
It’s no secret that I love chocolate. Most of the time I eat ‘no sugar’ chocolate and protein bars which satisfy my cravings. In fact, I haven’t had real chocolate for more than six months. But I’ve been craving a Mars Bars for days (PMT), and tonight I decided to honour that craving, confident that… Read More
The life we have built on our beliefs and our values has taken years of work and effort. It is a beautiful house we are proud to live in. One day, someone or something comes along and points a harsh bright spotlight on our house. We suddenly notice that the walls are barely standing and are… Read More