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From My Mother's Womb: Delight in Disorder Tuesday

For you, O Lord, are my hope,     

      my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;     

you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.

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Mental Health

Lies, Damn Lies and Breastfeeding Workshops.



Are you pregnant? Have you been to any breast-feeding workshops yet? Well, you’re in for a treat! Let me give you a little preview.

I went to two breast-feeding workshops when I was pregnant. 1,510 more words


The free time conundrum

Once upon a time I was quite skilled at balancing out my free time and my work time. I took yoga classes, volunteered, painted, meditated, socialized, exercised, blogged, and rested. 356 more words

Self Care

22/07/14 Joint Enterprise - are we all culpable?

The law of Joint Enterprise or Common Purpose came under close scrutiny in a recent TV crime drama by Jimmy McGovern.

Don’t worry, just because I buggered my knee, I haven’t decided to try my hand at TV reviews…but have you seen…? 777 more words

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Summer; Time to De-clutter

Summer, Time to De-clutter

Take some time in the next couple days at least in the next couple weeks especially with the beginning of the summer to de-clutter your life a little bit. 122 more words


Desertion, Martial Manhood, and Mental Illness: The Case of Sgt. Bergdahl

Several months ago, when I submitted my first blog post for Nursing Clio, I included a short section about Civil War veterans who had lost their right to a pension because they had deserted the army during the war. 1,034 more words


My three stage descent down 'Suicide Ideation Road'

If there are three stages of negative thinking before I end up in my suicidal/dangerous/miserable place, I think I’m at stage two. It’s unusually hard to tell at the moment, because normally my mood would match the stage, whereas now lithium is holding it constant. 421 more words