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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I wouldn’t say I was a particularly stressed person these days. Christmas is never a huge affair as we have no children or grandparents to buy for, so there should be no reason for panic or last minute stress. No mountains of mince pies to bake, and no pans of red cabbage bubbling in the […]

Today is the shortest day and longest night. The Winter Solstice. The pinnacle of Yule Tide.  Thank the Pagans for Christmas. It’s not all about babies in mangers. It’s much deeper than that. As you know, I am a lone witch. I don’t do full blown ceremonies with masses of people at Stonehenge. I like […]

Mindfulness techniques are something you can’t really use at the dentist. Mindfulness is all about being in the moment, and when I’m at the dentist, I don’t want to focus on being in the moment at all. I’d like to be somewhere else. A long way away! I’ve always looked after my teeth. At least […]

This may seem like an odd question to those who have a stack of books by the bed or on the coffee table, but for me it was quite a tricky question to answer. What sort of book? A woo woo type book with a shamanic thread? Something by Deepak Chopra, Alice Hoffman or Eckhart […]

Sometimes we think we may have strayed from our path, just because we aren’t achieving the things we think we should be. Social media is partly responsible for this, but we have always as a human race, often wanted what others have. The grass always being greener and all that jazz. Your pathway is individual […]

Well this was an interesting one. I’ve had to learn to spell schizophrenia for this post! Many of you know that early last year, my 48 year old brother was taken to hospital under section two of the Mental Health Act, where he spent some time getting the help he so desperately needed. We managed […]

It may not seem a big deal for many, and I have to say the run up to it was worse than the actual birthday, but becoming fifty was quite an issue for me. My husband also reminded me, that so was 30 and 40! Many people would think I was mad to be worried […]

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