Here’s the low-down on what’s been going on in Laura-Town: ~ I finally accepted that I have Aspergers. ~ I started Homeschooling my three kids. ~ I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease ~ I embarked on a strict gluten-free diet to lower the level of antibodies that are attacking my thyroid ~ I got my … Continue reading My old life died. This is my new life.
I sat in the white Audi TT, the black leather sport seat curved at the sides and dug into my hips. The engine sounded like a growl as my husband and I just sat in silence outside the old building we were about to go into. I turned to look at Ross, new lines had … Continue reading Good Grief; Six Months.
I lost my voice. Not literally, speaking. I mean, my words. My written words. I was feeling my way through the grief process after losing Dad and then out of nowhere I fell into a dark well. There was no ladder to climb out of either, I just felt trapped and helpless. But lacked motivation … Continue reading Unimaginable Sorrow
At the beginning, when this blog started, I had so much to say. In fact, within 50 days I had written over 25,000 words and they were still coming thick and fast. I maintained an online presence and I felt like I was getting through this grief from losing my dad. Then…something changed. I feel … Continue reading In the Deep Dark Wood: Grief and Depression
Ok, so I don’t know about you guys, but in my culture the word “pride” has some negative connotations. I’ve been taught in my religion to be meek, humble - some would say pious - and that pride is an emotion to avoid. But is it? As a woman, there have been a number of … Continue reading Whatever you do today, do it with PRIDE
Sometimes grief is maddening. It comes on so strong like a gigantic wave of pain and suffering that it become physically difficult to move. Literally. Today was one of those days. In the words of Ed Sheeran, “There’s a tear every time that I blink”. (Supermarket Flowers) I came across some pictures and found one … Continue reading There’s a tear every time that I Blink
Grounding: Day Thirty I did it. For thirty days, I’ve stood barefoot in my back garden for two minutes. And here are my findings: Ongoing: - My anxiety is massively reduced - I am more patient with the children - My head is clearer, I’m able to focus on tasks instead of getting distracted - … Continue reading Grounding: Day Thirty