5 glimpses of hope in despair

Have you ever had one of those moments in life that could have been lifted from a movie? A couple of days ago I was feeling incredibly low – the worst I had felt in a while – and went for a walk. It had been a pretty grey day but had stayed mostly dry. […]

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The Suitcase

It’s been a tough couple of days. The depression lifted for quite some time but decided to rear it’s ugly head yesterday. After a wonderful women’s retreat on Saturday with much praise, worship and reflection and getting a chance to share some of my story, I should have prepared myself for the valley after the […]

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An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology

It was fantastic to interview author Rachael Newham after having the opportunity to read her new book ‘Learning to Breathe’. You can read my review here. She has been through the darkness of depression and writes from her experience which I believe has the potential to bless a lot of people and give them hope. […]

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Learning to Breathe by Rachael Newham – BOOK REVIEW

At a time when I have been going through my own struggles with mental health, Rachael Newham’s ‘Learning To Breathe: My Journey With Mental Illness’ was a timely read. It is her story of battling depression and how she overcame it. Before reading this book, I had very little understanding of what it is like […]

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An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health

  This week Jo Swinney joins me as we talk about her writing journey, explore the meaning of ‘home’ and what has helped her through times of depression. You can read my book review of ‘Home: The Quest to Belong’ here. Happy reading! Tell us a bit about you – your background, your journey to […]

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I Thought There Would Be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts

I am delighted to review ‘I Thought There Would Be Cake‘ by Katharine Welby-Roberts for the SPCK Book Club this month. With ‘cake’ in the title, I was immediately interested… Katharine invites the reader on a journey through some of life’s challenges that can make us doubt our self-worth. The title reflects how life doesn’t […]

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Superhero or Saviour?

Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son’s clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman ‘S’ on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic […]

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