The Mother Load

What is “International Volunteer Day”?

I once read that volunteering allows you to age with grace. For me, the actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn is a prime example of that statement. If volunteering provides me with a fraction of her grace then I will consider myself truly blessed. Ms Hepburn said, “Giving is living. If you…

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Easy does it

One day at a time. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Just concentrate on now and take one thing at a time.

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Sometimes you go searching for your Purpose, other times your Purpose finds you

I wrote this essay to share my story of volunteering.  I would like your vote please.  The competition is open to US citizens only but I would still welcome your vote to help share my story to others who are unsure if they should, could, would like to volunteer.  Click…

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Shit happens. Now what?

At my lowest in 2016 I believed that God himself was punishing me for 40-plus years of ill doings, flawed character and anything else suppressed by my over-active conscience that had been in denial. For most of the year I thought I had entered a deep pit mine with a…

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My child, I know you know. I’ve always known. I’m sorry. It will be confusing and it will hurt more in the coming days, but we will heal and live again. You are worth so much more than whatever value you place on yourself. You are loved far beyond your…

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The other me

I wrote this post about there years ago. What followed was a hospital visit on arrival at the beach holiday destination because I had not been consistent with my medication which resulted in me collapsing off the airplane. I spent the first days of my holiday under observation in a non…

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The Road Not Taken

Yesterday I deliberately published a “non-medicated” post here for 2 reasons: To remind myself in time to come what I’m like when I’m not on meds, and To give others insight to the mind and experience of a sufferer of mental health conditions (That post is titled The Other Me).…

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The other me

There are 2 me’s. One on medication and one without. They real me watches the other me and has often wondered “What the hell are you thinking?” The 2nd me, doesn’t care much for what the original me thinks at all. The 2nd me will destroy the real me if…

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What is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”?

Just as Christmas comes but once a year, so does International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women. Amid much fanfare and activities, do you actually know what this day is about?

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Doing it my way

How do I introduce Catherine Jenkin to you? I suppose it is fair to say that we met through our children’s imaginary friends. We have shared tales of what each of our kids tell us their hidden-from-adult-eyes accomplices are doing and we feel safe sharing these stories together. Thanks kids!…

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