Category: Relationships

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The truth of palliative care

I had a lot of time to think and reflect while I sat by my father’s bedside in those last few days. His decline was quick and relentless. On Wednesday we were preparing for...

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EPCOT @ WDW #ourUSAadventure

The second of the Walt Disney World (WDW) parks we had the pleasure of visiting was EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow). You can guess by the name that it is less magical than...

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Gilbert and the pugs

Nathan and I have always wanted a dog. From the moment we got together and then moved in together and then married, we have wanted to share our life with a furry companion. A...

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Learning from my parents

I have spent a lot more time than I normally do with my parents recently. Many hours in hospital, in waiting rooms and together in shared accommodation. More time than I have possibly ever...

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The trouble with online conversations

Real life conversations are always good. Always. By conversing with others you learn new things, clarify your own thoughts and have the chance to share what you believe too. It’s usually a win/win situation....

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Thankful for my mental health

It’s been quite a while since I’ve joined in with Thankful Thursday. Not that I haven’t been thankful during that time, just that I’ve lacked the time to document my thanks. But this week...

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The Joy of Certainty

Uncertainty has a funny way of gnawing at you. It seeps into your bones. It never completely breaks them but it weakens your spirit and drains your energy and inspiration. It’s an insidious creature,...

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I don’t want my kids to be bullies

My husband posted a thought-provoking video recently featuring Wil Wheaton talking about bullying. Mainly from the point of view of the victim. It is definitely worth a view. I have read a lot of...

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Resilience Matters

Sponsored by Australian Scholarships Group Resilience. One of the most important lifelong skills that you can ever possess. It is on my mind a lot these days, for a number of reasons. At work,...