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Kat: Back2Basics I: Cheyenne's Story

There’s a swim team poster on the wall of my Y that catches my eye each time I go into the locker room. Yet, until this week I’ve never really read it. 741 more words

Eight Ladies Writing

And breath

“Actually, the best thing you could have given her was a lifetime of adventure…” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

In six weeks I will be swapping the job from hell for my backpack and setting off on an adventure. 310 more words


Day 12 - How blogging helped me to discover...

…places on my doorstep

Places I never imagined existed

I never expected blogging to lead me down unexplored avenues, but this is what happened when I started collaborating for We Are Cardiff, a website for and about the people of Cardiff. 207 more words


Polar Expeditions, Part 2

An Arctic Boat Journey, in the Autumn of 1854 (1860)
by Isaac I. Hayes, Surgeon of the Second Grinnell Expedition

On 19 May 1845, John Franklin, an experienced Arctic explorer, led two ships and 128 men from England in search of the Northwest Passage. 394 more words

reset of the mind

For various reasons, I’ve been extremely disgruntled with nearly everything lately. I’m stressed out beyond belief; I have no time to myself; I even have no time to spend with anyone I care about. 534 more words


သဲကႏၱာရအလယ္ေခါင္က ေရကန္ႏွင့္ ဘုန္းၾကီးေက်ာင္း

သဲကႏၱာရ အလယ္မွာ ထူးျခားစြာပဲ စိမ္းလဲ့လဲ့ ျမက္ခင္းျပင္၊ စိမ္းလဲ့လဲ့ ေရကန္နဲ႔ သာယာ လွပေနတဲ့ တရုတ္ဘုန္းေတာ္ၾကီး ေက်ာင္းႏွင့္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ကို ယခုလို ျမင္ေတြ႔ ရပါတယ္။ တည္ေနရာ ကေတာ့ တရုတ္ႏိုင္ငံ အေနာက္ပိုင္း ဂန္ဆူးျပည္နယ္၊ Dunhuang ျမိဳ ႔အနီးမွာ ရွိပါတယ္။ သဲကႏၱာရ ေတာင္တန္းမ်ား ဝိုင္းရံထားျပီး အလယ္မွာ ယခုလို သာယာလွပတဲ့ ေနရာ တစ္ခု ရွိေနတာ အထူး အဆန္း ပဲ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ 10 more words


The "T" Word


I’m not shy about announcing to people that I’m “in therapy”. To be specific, I initially began to see a councellor last November. I had been diagnosed with Depression, and I wasn’t coping. 275 more words

Mental Health