Monthly Archives: November 2012

My 6 Steps to Recovery from PND

Following on from my last post about my experience with PND, I thought I’d write about what worked for me in my recovery – short and long term. Talking. I belonged to a mother’s group – not a particularly close … Continue reading

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It’s #bePNDaware week

This week is postnatal depression awareness week. I won’t bang on about stats, suffice to say there’s more women and men who suffer some sort of perinatal (post or antenatal) depression than you would think. I know I did. It’s … Continue reading

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So, here I am

Last time I wrote a blog post it was day 2 of the most fabulous meditation retreat. Since then, I’ve devoured the rest of the retreat, spent a couple of days with my family in Byron and driven the hefty … Continue reading

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The words meditation retreat bring out different responses depending on who you’re talking to. Some say “oh you’re so lucky…” while thinking “you’re so lucky”. Others say “you’re so lucky…” while thinking “what a load of hippy shit…” And others … Continue reading

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45 and counting

Life’s a funny thing isn’t it? All around me, I see people who I think are leading the lives they want to. I always have the urge to ask them if this is true but I know I’d be looked … Continue reading

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No really, I’m on top of it…

So, brief post. Today (Melbourne Cup Day) we headed on down to Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast in northern NSW. Except…we weren’t supposed to. Yep, we were meant to be staying at Treasure Island on the Gold Coast for … Continue reading

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First world problems, blah blah blah

Wasn’t sure whether to write this blog post. Thought long and hard about it. Given there is so much hardship in the world, why should I write about a bad day…particularly when we’re on holidays during school time and we’re … Continue reading

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