Dancing with the black dog

Hello and welcome to my latest blog post about dancing with the black dog. When I talk about dancing with the black dog, I am talking about depression. The black dog has become a very popular and useful means for visualising and representing depression. As skilfully shown by the following You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc As … Continue reading Dancing with the black dog

Operation week

Good evening and welcome to my blog and Facebook page followers. Operation week... This week I would like to write about my latest operation and attempts at self-care. For my blog post regulars you will be aware that I have had chronic pain for nearly 9 years. I choose to try and live as good … Continue reading Operation week

2018 in review

I love this time of year for one thing, a chance to slow down, take time out from work and other commitments. A chance to reflect upon the year that has been and make plans and aspirations for the year to come. In this blog I am going to look at what creative practices you … Continue reading 2018 in review

Hello December

how are your feelings about the christmas period? Christmas can traditionally be a very challenging time of year... There can be a lots of pressures financially to buy the latest gadgets and expensive gifts for family members, friends etc... which could easily lead to getting into massive amounts of debt. This can be especially crippling … Continue reading Hello December

Hope – what this means in a chronic health condition

Hello and welcome to my friends, Facebook and blog followers. I hope that this blog finds you well. I don't know most of you personally, but if you are here reading my blog, my guess is that you, or someone you know may be living with a chronic pain, or other long-term health condition. I … Continue reading Hope – what this means in a chronic health condition

Is it possible to live a ‘normal’ life with a chronic illness?

Hello again to my friends and followers of my Facebook page and my blog. It is wonderful to be here sharing with you again. I haven't been able to post for some time due to some health issues that I have been experiencing. This leads me nicely onto the subject of my blog post this … Continue reading Is it possible to live a ‘normal’ life with a chronic illness?

The burdens and the gifts of a chronic health condition

Hello and welcome to this weeks post on what I see as the burdens and the gifts of having a chronic pain condition. I speak from my own experience in this blog of having chronic pain for the past 8 years. Everyone's experiences will be different in terms of the symptoms that they have, their … Continue reading The burdens and the gifts of a chronic health condition