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.
I didn’t understand the power that comes from respecting my own space; that being clean, tidy and organised isn’t about keeping up with the Stepford Wives, but about truly loving who I (and my family, by extension) am. Continue reading F@%K Hospital Corners – Just Make the Darn Bed: How Choice Influences Self-Respect.
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.
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
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?
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
Society says: Build your following Society promises: We’ll give you the keys Society shouts: You won’t get ahead without ________ Society sneers: Without popularity you will never make a difference Is any of this true? Is any of it valid? How is it that we are so easily swayed from the path of authenticity? That we are so easily manipulated to believe that we need … Continue reading Just Do One Thing
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
Managing a mental illness, chronic illness or otherwise debilitating condition can be extremely difficult. Add to that ‘simple’ things, such as household tasks, paying bills and weeding the garden and these simple tasks turn into uncrossable mountains. We all have to deal with housework and I can honestly say that it has never been something I enjoy. When my boys (now 20 and 18) were … Continue reading How to Keep The House Clean with Bipolar Disorder
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