I don’t believe in small talk. To begin with, it feels staged and obligatory and not at all like how humans desire to interact with each other. I’ve not actually met another person who genuinely enjoys small talk. It’s like we do it because we feel it’s etiquette – the right thing to do. But all it does it create a wall of irrelevant information … Continue reading I don’t believe in small talk.
This post does not pull any punches. It’s about homelessness, the reality of self and personal agendas. It is not targeted at anyone but myself and the experiences I have recently had on this topic. I realise it may not sit well with people. Please consider your responses before you comment. I appreciate you reading my thoughts. ~Miriam * Over the past two weeks, I have … Continue reading Looking with eyes closed
Yesterday was 22 years since Andrew and I tied the not. I thought, back then, that I knew what love looked like. What it felt like and how to be loving. Boy, was I so naive! It was all those things but so much more than I can even now put into words. Continue reading 3 Keys 22 Years of Marriage Has Taught Me
Sometimes it’s good to do things that remind us to keep focussed on getting better. Because it’s pretty certain we are going to need to listen to that ‘me’ that got the revelation and stop listening to the one who is freaking out! So it’s Monday. Mondays are a day that I waking up feeling hopeful that this Monday is going to be different. But it … Continue reading A Mental Health Reminder to the Me I Want to Be
When we believe someone or something has authority over us, we find ourselves saying we ‘have to, we must, we should, we ought to’. We are giving this something or someone else the power over our time, energy, resources and directio Continue reading It’s time to be selfish and make choices that reconcile who we are in order to be of use to society.
Imagine a world where graffiti isn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agent and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop … Continue reading Banksy: Is the World Finally Listening to The Common Man?
Okay, so I am a little buzzed right now. Nothing life changing happened. I didn’t have some grand epiphany either. But I have been doing something in the past couple of weeks that has been slowly but surely shifting my thinking and giving me an energy I didn’t know I could have. You ready for it? I’ve been going out and spending time with people. … Continue reading Find What Makes You Tick and Let it Energise You
Over the weekend I volunteered for a local community-based expo called Rethink Your World. I had a blast with Seeds Newcastle that organised the expo and I have learned a great deal about how physical, mental and spiritual health intertwine and support each other for optimum health. I took notes. Mostly because I selfishly want to remember the main points to incorporate into my own mental … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: 9 Ways to Rethink Your Health and Influence Your Mental Health
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Start every day with a shower to feel more productive. Exercise at least once a week. Change your desktop background picture. Organize your personal computer’s files. Eat a balanced diet. Read an old book. Watch your favorite TV show. Watch your favorite movie. Watch a movie about writing. Play video/computer games. Meet with an old friend. Listen to your favorite… Continue reading 101 Coping Skills for Writers With or Without Mental Illness
As it’s Mental Health Month here is Australia I got to thinking about my own journey with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorder. The past few weeks have been quite flat out with family, church, obligations and well, just life! I’ve not stopped a great deal but I have made the effort to have an intentionally quiet start each day. And this has Brough about … Continue reading A New Perspective Can Bring Change if You’re Paying Attention