The time … my older wanted to try ice skating

Ellie the Crunch

So my high functioning 9 years old who generally speaking hates most sports asked to try ice skating. I jumped on it.
We had a first lesson with a veteran ice skating coach who seemed right out of the military.

Apparently during the session my son kept on expressing that he was scared.
At the end of the lesson the coach comes to me and tells me:”your son kept on using the F word”

I was shocked, literally my mouth was in a O shape … my son doesn’t curse! I guess he saw my indignation and he mouthed: “Fear”… then went on saying that he doesn’t want to hear fear from him.
I took it all in for a few days then I texted him saying that we will probably try another coach next week. He asked why and I explained the HFA issue and that the fact that…

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Quote of the Day

Don't Lose Hope

PTSD: It’s not the person refusing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person.”

Said the husband who had cheated on his wife for 15 years …

– “Is it really going to be like this until the day I die?”

– “Are we never going to have the normal life we used to have?”

– “I feel I can’t behave the same as everybody else … and I really want to act the same as everybody else.”

– “I really thought by now you would have healed, and then moved on.”

– “I never, ever thought that it was going to take this long.”

– “I’m angry that I can’t say ‘yes’ to things I’d like to do (because I’m never sure if it is going to trigger you.)”

“This feels like a life sentence, one I never…

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Calvin’s Concerns – Comment Response 12 – John 10:26 — Considering the Bible

As mentioned in the introduction, I have been been discussing the differences between Calvinism and Provisionalism with a fellow blogger. One particular response grabbed my attention and I am trying to understand his position, by referring to his proof texts and logic. This is the fourth portion of his response (in red), along with the […]

Calvin’s Concerns – Comment Response 12 – John 10:26 — Considering the Bible

Everlasting Words

Hey Momma

Image: Dylan Thomas Appreciation

Happy Birthday to the greatest Poet of the 20th century.

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas was born on this day 27th October (1914) in Swansea, Wales. Thomas was a mystical poet and writer of philosophy, whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” Thomas has left an everlasting impact on Welsh culture. He had a distinctive and unique voice and wrote in a way that no-one else could.


Dylan’s Birthdate 27.10.1914 adds up to Life Path: 25/7

Meaning: Seeks answers. Introspective. Intuitive. Philosophical.Mystical.

Dylan was strongly intuitive and had prophetic dreams. What others saw in him as intuition was a developed talent of observation and attention to details. He had an alert, energetic mind which always sought new enterprises, ideas and locations. A pioneering spirit and quest for knowledge, brought out the fiery missionary zeal…

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Things That Will Make You Feel Good About Your Life —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

It’s so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and lose sight of what matters. It can be challenging to find inspiration, but there are a few things that will make you feel good about your life.  Such include getting your health checked, continually chasing all your dreams, getting that promotion at work, attaining […]

Things That Will Make You Feel Good About Your Life —

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Trauma, Triggers, and Exposure Therapy

Don't Lose Hope

“Unlearning trauma also means unlearning the behaviours you adopted and inherited as survival tactics.”

Many people who’ve experienced trauma are triggered intensely and frequently. This can make it hard to live a normal life.

There are triggers we can manage, and some we can avoid, but usually there are others that we simply can’t escape. And that makes things difficult – for we have to deal with them.

So what can’t we do if we want to react less? One possibility is exposure therapy.

What is Exposure Therapy?

Exposure therapy targets the learned association between objects, situations, sounds, images, smells and memories that trigger an intense response.

For example, a woman who was been raped may avoid dark rooms, going on dates, or certain music or smells – because these are a major trigger for her.

Exposure therapy’s goal is reducing this response by actively confronting the thing the…

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Filling the Heart and Mind


Christ so fills my heart and mind
It’s where I want to be
To leave the hardened world behind
For Christ, His face to see!

So capture all my heart and soul
With love that fills my eyes
For when the Living Word I hold
My faith in full does rise!

And help me when I drift away
Through waves of toil and care
To hold the anchor in the sway
My hope in storm to bear!

Never let my heart grow cold
Nor hardness subtlety creep
But make my faith become more bold
My heart and mind, please keep!

Christ abounds in love and grace,
My shortfall it is lost!
He overcomes my sin, no trace!
Into deep sea, it’s tossed!

By Lisa Lawlor

Lisa is a member of my Facebook group “Christian music, devotions & poems. She has very kindly allowed me to put music to her lyric’s where or when I can. The song I found for the above lyric’s is called “O Disclose thy lovely face”.

You’re Probably Queuing Next to Someone Who’s Struggling

Jaime Stenning - a life uncut

This happened to me today…

Context: I’m on holiday in Cornwall with my two little ones. We’re at the Eden Project, one of my happy places. I’ve been really struggling with my mental health for about a month. I’m doing my best… it’s not great.

I’m queuing for a coffee. A 70 something woman starts queuing behind me and as soon as she arrives I feel anxiety. She’s right behind me, a total space invader.

I move forwards, backwards, sideways to try and get some space. She moves closer to me every single time. You’re not going to get there any quicker!

Normally in this situation, I’d spend the next ten minutes queuing and feeling uncomfortable. Today, I decided to pluck up the courage to speak.

I turn around and say ‘would it be ok if you gave me a little bit of space please?’

Her response could have been:…

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