Holding it together in isolation

    Anyone who is estranged from family or is without a partner may be feeling the impact of isolation more strongly than most. Physical isolation is challenging enough. When accompanied by emotional isolation it can become unbearable.   Taking the edge off It can be tempting to take the edge off by drinking, smoking […]

Too Much Too Soon – diary anxiety and goal overwhelm

Running in PJs… This is not a normal January. Socially slow. Soggy underfoot. That’s pretty standard and quite acceptable, because we usually like to emerge slowly from our state of hibernation. But the usual, comfortable, slightly boring January plod, that’s not happening this year. Not for me anyway. 2014 burst in, dragged me out from […]

Who’s gonna drive you home?

You know those days when you barely have time to breathe? You get up, slurp a quick cuppa, run out of the door and find yourself in perpetual motion for the rest of the day. You don’t remember if you’ve had lunch or not and you travel home on autopilot. You could go out in […]