Tag Archives mindfulness

The phrase - Stop the world I want to get off came to me this morning. Is that what the world wants us to do? Has Mother Nature decided, right you lot, you just aren't getting it are you? I've warned you, I've rocked you, and you just haven't quite got it. Has she decided that she needs us all…

I've been away for a week and away from the local news, only seeing posts on social media that were an escalating frenzy of vicious supermarket fights over toilet rolls, and conflicting news about who should self-isolate from potential coronavirus and who shouldn't. I woke up this morning in a bit of a flat spin! Should I go and shop…

This is a project that has been bubbling under for a few weeks. I've held off launching it fully until after the Open Studio here at Wayside House on 7th December, but I've already had a lot of interest so I think I will explain the reasoning behind it. Some of you will know me from my work with clients,…

It's been a long time coming, but we have finally had the ski holiday we missed out on last year, when the Beast From The East scuppered our flight. If you are new to this blog, then read about the turning point here. I'm not a natural born skier. You know this. I didn't learn at school and I'm not…

My brother wanted to go to London. Why? To see Buckingham Palace. It's the simple things. He visited London as a very young child, but can't remember it at all. His only experience of the big city is what he sees on the news. So, I planned a trip. He thought the coach would be the preferred mode of transport,…

'Who does all the art?' Asked a client I treated yesterday, as he looked at the gallery wall. A client who is not subscribed to the newsletter, and has no interest in any social media, so how would he know? Me. It's my art. Now that shocked him a bit. Then came the questions: How long have I painted? Where…

It wasn't that long ago we were all stuck at home because of the snow. I remember it well, as I had the non-holiday! - although this did enable me to start a new project, so all wasn't lost. There is always an upside..... well, most of the time. We are now enjoying a real heatwave - a summer where we have…

The first holiday abroad for my brother was a complete success, and a learning curve for all concerned. We went to see our mother and Step Father in Brittany. From helping Adam to pack, as he has spacial awareness issues, to the long wait for the ferry, we overcame each obstacle as it appeared. Living in the moment was very much the…

It's been a long time coming. Today is the day my brother goes on his first real holiday! His first holiday since he was a teenager, and other than a trip to Ireland when he was about nine years old, he has never been abroad. He is now 48. After living with psychosis for many years, he received the help…

Most of you will know that my brother has been going through some amazing changes since having a diagnosis of Autism and Schizophrenia nearly two years ago. If you are new to this blog, read about it here. We always knew he was different, but could never get him assessed, as he was always falling through the net and never…

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