Minimalism when life is challenging

Minimalism probably doesn’t seem as though it can fix all of the problems in the world, but it helps me immensely. By regularly considering my own values and beliefs, and the things that are important to me, I can alleviate some of my stress and worry. Modern life is challenging for most, and the concept…

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Knowing how to proceed

One of the most difficult challenges in my life at the moment is managing Ripley’s medical and allied health appointments. He has many people involved in his care: GP, Paediatrician, Allergist, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist for Feeding, Speech Therapist for Language, Gastroenterologist, Dietician and Haematologist. Beyond the obvious difficulty in managing our time and…

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On being vulnerable

It’s nearly two years since Ripley was born and I still can’t shake all of my emotions, disappointment and trauma. I know that’s OK, but I’m tired of being triggered all the time. People around me don’t even realise how I’m feeling inside and it’s very difficult to admit to or open up about my…

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Handling emotions around others

“Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” ― Lemony Snicket I find it so difficult to manage my emotions around others at times. Most of the time other people are kind and understanding, as much as they can be I guess. But sometimes, and I have to admit this is mostly…

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