Just Life

Experiences and observations about life

  • Just Life,  Uncategorized

    A meditation on resilience

    So, what is happening with us when it appears on the outside as if there is less and less to us? Who we are disappears, and who we were is forgotten, rarely referred to. And, when who we were IS referred to, it’s usually a watered-down, slightly distorted version. The “you” that you used to be is fading fast, and you think that the only way to re-instate the colour and depth of you is to do what you did, say what you said, think what you thought, and carry on. But, what if you cant do that, no matter how hard you try? Who are you then? Measuring yourself…

  • Just Life,  Uncategorized

    For the uninitiated out there…..

    ….have you actually experienced generalised anxiety?  It struck me recently while quickly throwing a tasty but boiling mug of hot chocolate down my (now swollen and irritated) throat, that I was outnumbered.  Sitting in a garden centre restaurant, looking around at others, mostly elderly, who appeared relaxed, who had probably happily made the decision to go to such a place to RELAX, take their time and enjoy a day out with no pressure. Through the eyes of anxiety Me?  I was there in an attempt to take part in a normal outing (like a “normal” person).  I soon, and completely predictably, found myself rushing my drink down and scanning for…