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Unpicking the past

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.

Mary Oliver – The uses of sorrow… 334 more words


Learning to swim

Alas I cannot swim – Laura Marling

There’s a house across the river 

but alas I cannot swim…

There’s a life across the river

that was meant for me… 156 more words



When I first met my husband I used to say “My childhood was idyllic, it was so happy”, he used to see the sheer panic in my eyes if it was ever suggested my parents might not be around forever. 181 more words


Behind the curtain

Being part of the illusion that was my family, I started to question my role in the stage show. All the audience could see was the illusion of a happy and functional family, but I had started to notice the strings, the trap doors and secret compartments. 64 more words


(Video) We've Forgotten How to Breathe

Today I am going to encourage everyone to take a deeeeeep breath and exhale long and slooooow. Let’s do it, just three times.  {Did you know statistics say that more than 80% of you will read that, but you won’t stop and take that deep breath?} 239 more words

Fiona McColl

Your Point of Power

I’ve been paying attention to the emails and post comments following my last few posts and decided it was a good idea to write a post about power, … 1,092 more words

Fiona McColl

How Do You Heal?

“How you do anything is how you do everything.”
–  T. Harv Eker

I’m not trying to be clever with the question, “How do you heal… 548 more words

Fiona McColl