Listening to Gain Perspective

On a daily basis I find myself getting annoyed, frustrated, irritated, sad, and disheartened. After the conversations I have had with people over the past couple of weeks I have realised I am not alone in feeling like this. These feelings appear to be fairly universal but for very different reasons. I find myself frustratedContinue reading “Listening to Gain Perspective”

Feeling a Bit Daft

  I was watching the new Amazon Christmas advert the other night. Well I suppose watching is a bit strong, it came on when I was watching my pandemic obsession that is Channel 4 News. As the advert progressed and the music started playing and the ballet dancer started dancing I started crying, in factContinue reading “Feeling a Bit Daft”

Desperately Seeking Optimism

I don’t know about you but my optimism filter is feeling the strain. Everywhere I look there is something else getting in the way of the glimmer of happiness. I am certain though that happiness and joy is still there, only its presence at the moment is fleeting. This week has seen Lisa’s birthday. WeContinue reading “Desperately Seeking Optimism”

They Will Be OK

Like me some of you will have children that are away at University or are just going. My eldest Ben has been back in Manchester quite a while as he went back to work when the bars reopened, and then my youngest Jack joined him in Manchester about a month ago, as they are sharingContinue reading “They Will Be OK”

At The Edge of The Neutral Zone

Over the past few weeks and months I have been reading and writing a lot about transition and change, mostly the work of William Bridges. You may recognise his name I have quoted it a few times on various blogs. He is a Professor, writer and consultant on Transition and his model on transitions isContinue reading “At The Edge of The Neutral Zone”

30/06/2020 100 Days

Back on the 20th March I started writing a regular diary of my experiences during the pandemic. Little did I know that just 5 days later I would start with symptoms that would stay with me 11 weeks. I am fully recovered now, apart from being very unfit. Little did I realise the tragedy thatContinue reading “30/06/2020 100 Days”

Emerging from the first wave

Whatever we have experienced in the past 3 months, I doubt many of us have experienced anything like that. As we begin to emerge or prepare to emerge from what could be the first of the pandemic, many of us are nervous and cautious about our new futures. There are a lot of questions thatContinue reading “Emerging from the first wave”

20/06/2020 Antacids, antihistamines and vitamin D

Before I start my blog. Its the 20th June!! We are half way through the year!! How did that happen? I suppose it has been a hateful year and we will all be glad to see the back of it. Anyway I have been feeling a lot better this week. Now I am not sureContinue reading “20/06/2020 Antacids, antihistamines and vitamin D”

13/06/2020 Eleven Weeks!!

Well it has been 11 weeks since my symptoms started! When I wrote my blog last weekend I was hopeful that I had seen the back of the after effects of the virus. It had been over a week without symptoms. By Sunday afternoon my optimism was shattered. After doing the hoovering I had aContinue reading “13/06/2020 Eleven Weeks!!”

07/06/2020 Showing our vulnerabilities

Before I talk about showing our vulnerability and the part it plays in us flourishing, I thought I would give you a quick health update. I think it has been around 10 weeks since I first experienced a persistent cough and since then a myriad of other symptoms. I am much better now, the onlyContinue reading “07/06/2020 Showing our vulnerabilities”