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On anxiety and engagements – aka things are not always what they seem

24 Aug 2011 / 5 Comments / in anxiety, love, Me, myself & I

Those of you who know me a little bit (or a lot) know that I recently celebrated my 40th birthday and that my lovely man took me away to a very romantic place where he presented me with a gorgeous engagement ring that he designed and had made especially for me. You may also know […]

Yay me :-)

07 Jul 2011 / 7 Comments / in anxiety, Health, love, Me, myself & I

Today I am proud of myself for a number of reasons: 1. I have started yoga again (with G this time) and even though the classes are beginners’ classes, they are pretty hard core and I am pretty VERY unfit! So having managed to keep up with an almost 2 hour class is quite an […]

Wherein Raph writes a Poem

07 Dec 2010 / 4 Comments / in anxiety, Family, Motherhood, writing

  This weekend past my sis, my mom and R went to Citrusdal hot springs. On the Saturday night we decided to do some writing exercises from a book my mom has – we all enjoy creative writing in my family so this is the kind of thing we do for fun 🙂 R hadn’t […]

quick post (because i’m still nanowrimo-ing): On Peace and Powerlessness

09 Nov 2010 / 2 Comments / in anxiety, Family, love, Motherhood, Silence

I’m not feeling as peaceful as I’d like to. Things that help me feel peaceful include deep breathing, yoga, swimming, beach walks, gardening and getting enough sleep. Also, when I feel connected to people I love (my son, G, family, friends) then I feel a measure of peace. I’m not feeling too peaceful at the moment […]

I love Matt Costa & early mornings on the beach in spring

05 Oct 2010 / 2 Comments / in anxiety, Me, Motherhood, myself & I

What keeps YOU sane in bad times ?

Wherein I muse on conflict and my phobic reaction to it

24 Aug 2010 / 1 Comment / in anxiety, Family, Me, myself & I

I hate conflict. I really do.

On silence & solitude, and the avoidance of them

15 Aug 2010 / 7 Comments / in anxiety, Me, myself & I, Silence

This blog post is dedicated to my favourite radio station which refused to play this morning, and to my son who is not here today

Wherein I talk about Jodi Picoult and Panic Attacks

01 Aug 2010 / 6 Comments / in anxiety, Socialising

I stand in the queue and the lights seem unrealistically bright. It kind of freaks me out. And when I get to the counter my voice sounds loud and awkward.