Author: lifeCyclist

Sandwich Generation

  Sandwich Generation   Spread between the many layers Of family members’ needs, The Sandwich Generation Tries its best to keep the heid.   Rushing, always busy; Doing, listening, being there, Making sure that needs are met With mid-life loving care.   Sometimes feeling scunnered That the time they thought was theirs Is taken up Read More …

On ‘being strong’

  ‘I don’t need counselling! I’m much stronger than you think!’   Someone said this to me in response to my gentle suggestion that counselling might help her find a way of coping a little better through her crisis.   I’m much stronger than you think.   There are many reasons why someone might not Read More …

Bringing Heads Together

  I love the London Marathon but this year I loved it even more than usual. The ‘Mental Health Marathon’, as it’s been fondly dubbed, raised tons of money and awareness for loads of different charities – such as Alzheimers UK, Lymphoma Association, CLIC Sargent, Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and many more – but Read More …

A chat about depression

  A chat about depression…   I was asked a question recently, ‘Has your son’s depression gone now? Such a terrible thing when we feel a bit down.’   As anyone who’s close to anyone who suffers from depression will know, this is a difficult question to answer. I went with:   ‘Well, unfortunately it Read More …

Happiness?

  Happiness?   I really like the ‘Action for Happiness’ ethos, but I can’t help wondering if the movement’s name might be a bit of a turn off – especially, ironically, to those who might benefit most from their offerings.   It gives the impression of an organisation that’s working towards some sort of utopia Read More …

Dear Richard Hammond

    Dear Richard Hammond   I don’t watch The Grand Tour, so I would’ve been unaware of the ‘ice cream’ comments you made if it wasn’t for the social media storm that followed. I’ve since watched the clip (where you said, ‘I don’t eat ice cream. I think it’s something to do with being Read More …

Christmas

  Christmas: Being at home with the people we love Wrapping up bundles of socks and gloves Hanging up stockings, no matter our age, Stuffing the turkey with onion and sage Watching The Grinch and a Wonderful Life Glad the day’s past without too much strife… Christmas: Rushing around from here to there Umpteen to-do Read More …