I’d love for all of us to stop judging others on what they do and don’t achieve in life, whether they’re ‘normal’ or ill, or whether they’re ‘like us’ or not. Here’s why: we all carry a unique and limited number of ‘spoons’ to use each day. Let me explain.

The Spoon Theory (http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/) is a genius analogy coined by Christine Miserandino.

The theory is especially relevant to me because I have a gut condition called Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction. …


Dear Friend,

You’ve often said to me that nobody is normal and we all have our problems. I completely agree — and I appreciate your efforts of trying to make me feel acceptable — but I think that perhaps you don’t really understand.

It’s true that everyone has their issues; we’ve all experienced traumas; we’re all broken. What we share in common are our human natures and the whole range of human emotions. What we are less likely to share in common — diagnosed or not — is mental illness.

Someone who is sad may say they’re depressed when they…


You have been created as a human-being, not a human-doing. Your worth is based on everything you are, not on everything you do.

It’s not a new year anymore

It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy rush of everyday life, isn’t it? During the early part of the year, we tend to dive straight into achieving new goals and zoom along, sometimes at a whirlwind pace.

It’s March now… maybe it’s time to slow down a little and admire the sunflower that opened up just for you in your garden.

Achieving so much is great for the…

Cheese eater, tea drinker, word crafter, poet and book lover - made entirely of marshmallows.

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