Psychology and mental health · Short stories and poems · The way we are

Today I moved outside my head and into life

Today, I made a conscious effort to look around me… to move outside my head. I chose to observe the way the leaves crunched underneath my feet, their textures creating a new sound with each step… Each one a different shade of orange or yellow, they flung themselves around me with the wind; papery, noisy…… Continue reading Today I moved outside my head and into life

Short stories and poems

The push and pull of motherhood: Some reflections…

Motherhood – this endless pushing forward and pulling back… this compulsive strain towards an unachievable goal in a world of achievable goals, checks and balances. This is the balancing act of a behind-the-scenes circus performer – the one no one is watching but many depend on. She is responsible for survival, perpetuation. A mother knows… Continue reading The push and pull of motherhood: Some reflections…

Parenthood · Short stories and poems

Clock is ticking

The timer starts. Pink line forming… Life as they know it Geared for a somersault. High-pitched cries and fiddly press-studs, Feeding, spew and midnight fury. Days blur into one, Long night. Walking, talking Yelling, screaming. Hours filled with lunacy, laundry. Uniform ready, A glance at her watch Weeping mothers line the gate. Clock is ticking Time’s a-running He is safe yet she is falling. Gradual, pounding terror.… Continue reading Clock is ticking