Author Archives: Sarah

One word for 2018 – breathe

For those unfamiliar with switching from new year’s resolutions, to a word that sums up intent for the year, I have seen the idea quite widely lately but I was originally introduced to it at the end of 2013 here It’s … Continue reading

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Lessons from the streets

Much was made on the news this year about a banquet put on for homeless people in Euston station.  They were able to host up to 200 for a sit down, 3 course meal.  It made the television and papers, … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas

So Joseph went up… because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there, the time came for … Continue reading

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Shape shifting

Learning about myself and my addictive behaviour patterns is one of the greatest investments that I have made in my recovery.  Some of the things that I do are so ingrained that I need help to notice them and bring … Continue reading

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A year since we said goodbye.

And they do insist you say goodbye. I wrote her a letter using photos of her life, and did as I was supposed to, sat down and broke both of our hearts a little more.  This is the last photo … Continue reading

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One word for 2014 – Gently

I first read about choosing one word for the year, instead of a list of resolutions, about March of last year, before I was really writing, or doing anything focused and therapeutic.  The idea, I think, was started here: oneword365.com and the … Continue reading

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Immobility and Christmas competitivity

Out of commitment to the counselling process I’m going through, I’ve not written anything here for 3 months, focusing instead on journalling, and taking the raw form not the formed thoughts.  But currently, I’m during an enforced break – no, … Continue reading

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