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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. The topic for November is 'Self Care'.

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January 2018 Here I reflect upon the months that I spent sat alone in my car all day in 2017. I hadn’t told my wife that I was having recurring spells where I couldn’t ...
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19th Mar 2018
January 2018 A view on how Bipolar Disorder can feel like an unrelenting force.. WARS It swings & it moves like the tides ’round the shore, It hits you from nowhere, then goe...
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19th Mar 2018
January 2018 This was inspired by a course that I did on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) year ago, whereby the premise is that you automatically go to memories / instilled belie...
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19th Mar 2018
January 2018 An escape in mind.. MY PLACE There is a place I like to go, Where there’s a gentle breeze & time moves slow.. You’re there with me, you hold my hand, We wa...
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19th Mar 2018
January 2018 I suppose this is a bit like a prayer (recited during a time of chaos in my mind).. LIFT ME UP There is no peace inside my head, My soul feels weak, my presence dead.....
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19th Mar 2018
February 2018 We all have good & bad memories. I am attempting lately to not let the bad ones visit me, but to go instead to the good ones as often as I can.. MEMORIES Memories dri...
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19th Mar 2018
February 2018 A very lighthearted take on my stay in hospital! I needed some humour on the day I wrote this (I was in hospital at the time). It is not reflective of the care that I...
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19th Mar 2018
February 2018 This poem sums up how difficult I find mindfulness sometimes! It’s tricky, but with practice I am getting better at it. It works.. MINDFULNESS Rain falls gently...
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19th Mar 2018
February 2018 This poem gives good advice.. I’m good at giving advice, but less able to follow it! RECOVERY Be kind to yourself, take plenty of time, To work out which mounta...
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19th Mar 2018
March 2018 This poem sums up my feelings of frustration & despair as I live out endless days on sick leave from work following my discharge from hospital last month.. ENDLESS DAYS ...
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19th Mar 2018
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