Masking your happiness

“Smile Em,” my sister instructs from behind her camera. I’m sitting fully masked (posing as directed) with my nieces &nephew standing at the required covid distance. I roll my eyes sarcastically and muffle, “Seriously Bec, smiling with a facial palsy’s hard...

Sacrificies Save

“Morning Emma, How are you?” and then before I can respond says abruptly, “Just quickly calling to cancel your scheduled botox appointment this week” She blurts out. “Really?” I exclaim…I’m dumbfounded “Although...

Facing your Fears…

The fear associated with any trauma means that we tend to avoid having to ever face it again. However, by doing this we are in fact only becoming more anxious & fearful. Resisting facing our fears is so tempting, but exposing ourselves to similar feared...

Bandaiding your Emotions…

On my third lap today, walking unaided on the bitumen road, I finally get into a better rhythm. I feel my speed and my confidence soar! In fact, I am only 5 metres from the finish line and am on my way to achieving a pretty good time. Sustaining my rehabilitation is...

Toxic Positivity…

It’s all good to be positive and grateful but this mentality actually can be unintentionally detrimental to moving forward. In this mindset, we are at risk of becoming more resentful and not only impact our wellbeing but our negativity often spreads, infecting all our...