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A unicorn

A unicorn

I didn't know Jess as long as most people around here have. I mean, I was aware of her in the community music programme because how could you not notice an extremely tall woman with an American accent wielding a French horn or standing at the front with a baton? But...

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Church Family

Church Family

When I was doing kids' ministry back in the mists of time, we sang a lot of Colin Buchanan songs. A lot. And frequently too. So you wouldn't think I'd have forgotten the very simple lessons found therein [hence the post picture, "there's rosemary, that's for...

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A name for it

A name for it

So, an update, following on from the last post. As always, about health. Last week I finally got the diagnosis—I have chronic fatigue syndrome (officially referred to as ME/CFS; read why). People have asked me how I feel about this and I don't really feel anything...

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Grateful, despite…

Grateful, despite…

I do intend to post here when things are good, so it isn't just is one long litany of woe. Then I forget. Apologies. But in terms of keeping track of how I am, it's useful for me to document and it might be useful for you if you care to know. Totally understand if you...

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Spirals and millstones

Spirals and millstones

I was chatting to a dear old friend the other day about long term illness. He has a chronic illness and also experienced a period of acute burnout a few years ago. He said "I noticed that every time I said 'I think I've turned a corner' when someone asked me how I...

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well that sucks

well that sucks

Silly me. When I got income protection insurance through my super, of course, I told them I had been treated for mental health issues and was on medication. Because I am an honest person and it was the truth and you get in trouble for not telling insurers about things...

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Other things I do!

I am passionate about gratitude and I write about it at Everyday Gratitude. I also have produced some nice things to help you get into gratitude, which you can buy here.

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