In 2020, the world is turbulent, overwhelming and hard. It is also connected in real time, allowing you to see, hear and feel, everything that happens out there, in excruicatingly painful detail…There are so many reasons to crawl into a corner and stay away from everything right now. I know I have been finding it…

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When you live with chronic health conditions, there is often a background stress story, running along your life, at all times. Sometimes it pushes right up against you, other times, it can fade into the background – but it’s always there. If you have a hidden disability like me, most people will forget that you…

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covid-19 plan for return to normal

Shall we danceWith normality,That strange placeWhere everything feelsComfortablePredictableAs per usual?Will we step outEmerging from our cocoons,Unfurling our wingsUnwrapping ourselvesTo run to othersWaiting with open arms?Will we find the spacesWe once inhabited,UntouchedUnchangedHovering for us, as ifTime could press pause?Or will we tiptoeGentlyCautiously,With reverence and careWith new eyesAnd careful hearts,To discoverA better version of ourselves,Looking forwardLooking backHolding…

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how books can help your children

Do you have a favourite book from childhood? I have far too many to list, but will add The Famous Five, Trixie Beldon, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon series, Watership Down and Anne of Green Gables, to highlight but a few. I was also reminiscing with my mum recently, about the magic of Alice Through The Looking…

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coobowie bay isolation poetry fear not the sea

Fear not, For the sea shan’t Let us down. It will be waiting, Its predictable tides Its quiet ripples Its tumbling waves, Ready for our emergence From our quiet places, From our loss Of each other, From our yearning For the freedom Of wide open spaces. It will be waiting, For our toes to dabble…

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Are you isolated at home? Are you separated from elderly parents, friends and family? Do you have children and young people who no longer have interaction with their peers? Or are you sending them to school and overwhelmed with worry? Are you in financial crisis? Having difficulty getting food or other supplies? These are unprecedented…

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