The Mental Health Crisis is Real (& Why my Daughter is my Hero)

A really important piece I wrote for World Mental Health Day and an incredibly personal piece, so very close to my heart. It’s a mission of mine to make the world a better and more accepting place, because at any time, we or a loved one can struggle. https://elejrnl.com?p=3101335

A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are

I refer to those closest to me as “my tribe”. A group of incredible individuals, all very different and all at varying stages in their life. Those that are there to laugh with. Those that are there to cry with. But most of all a tribe of authentic and compassionate people that share life, shareContinue reading “A Tribute to my Tribe- you know who you are”

Things you may not know-A letter to my grown up kids

Carrying each of you for 9 months was such a gift. You were so wanted and so adored from the moment I knew. Feeling you move and kick me is something I will always treasure. I used to talk and sing to you everyday. I adored being pregnant, knowing that I would soon meet you.Continue reading “Things you may not know-A letter to my grown up kids”

My Daughter- My Hero

There are many things in life that overwhelm you. Frighten you. Leave you wondering which way to turn. But none more terrifying and soul destroying as hearing your child say ” I can’t do this anymore, I don’t want to be here anymore”! I reflect on that part of my life as one of pureContinue reading “My Daughter- My Hero”

Parenting the Parent

As I sat there next to the hospital bed, looking across from mum to dad, I realised how small they had become, fragile almost. When did this happen? When did my larger than life parents, the people who have always supported me and been my rocks, shrink to this frailness? Time passes quickly and thereContinue reading “Parenting the Parent”