Mental health Reflections

Numb

July 21, 2017

***Trigger warning: Suicide, Mental Illness*** I woke up this morning without the buzz of an alarm. It was my day off. A day to focus on writing, reading, cleaning and daydreaming. I scrolled through my social media while my coffee was brewing and noticed the status by a friend: RIP Chester Bennington. It couldn’t be. I quickly went to a trusted news website and the words screamed at me in black and white. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park,…

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Introspection

A life without regrets #FridayReflections

July 21, 2017

We are all going to die one day. Some of us will be more fortunate and see it coming. For others, it might be more sudden. How do we know then, if we have lived a good life? Will we have regrets? A recent qualitative study with people in palliative care showed that people  typically have five regrets when they are dying. People mainly regret not pursuing their dreams and aspirations and instead conforming to what society expects them to…

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Aussie Author Challenge Australian Women Writers Books

Book Review: The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal #AusReads17 #AWW2017

July 18, 2017

Terry is the assistant principal and Year 6 teacher at a small town primary school. He loves his job and is popular among the students, their parents and the staff at the small school. However, with the new school year comes a new acting principal, Laurie. They clash from day one. Laurie thinks it’s strange that Terry – a male with no children – would work in a primary school. She keeps a close eye on him and uncovers a…

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Me, Myself and I

Anything but books

July 17, 2017

I’ve been struggling a little bit with writing on this blog. I guess my mind is still filled with regret and what ifs that I’m writing about in a notebook than out in the open. Consequently, this space has been neglected a little bit apart from the Friday Reflections posts and  one or two other ones. When Shantala suggested this tag to get to know bloggers better, I figured it was an easier way to fill this space. Name a…

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Me, Myself and I

Fish out of water #FridayReflections

July 14, 2017

Have you ever felt like a fish out of water? You know those situations where you just don’t belong and either just fake it or else escape it? Yeah those. I’ve felt like a fish out of water several times in my life but there was one a couple of weeks ago that really got me thinking. I am at an age where a lot of people I know are in relationships or married. So far though, none of my…

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