• Stories of my life

    The Weekly Log: a ritual for looking at the week that was

    I found Havi’s blog in September 2010. That’s when I first came across her practice of “looking at the week that was and taking stock”. Four years later, I am ready to start my own. Let’s pause for a minute to take in the enormity of this. After four years of wanting to start a regular practice of “looking at the week that was”, I am now able to do it. Four years! FOUR YEARS!!! As a “recovery depressed” I have issues with the whole “passing of time” thing You know, when you wake up one fine morning and you realise that “sh!t, December is next month! A whole year…

  • Working with Stuff

    New Year Ritual – Forgiveness and Wishing

    Well… New Year’s Eve is definitely upon us. Just a few more hours… I have so much stuff around New Year’s Eve. I really struggle. So I did what I do best: I wrote and processed it. And it helped. These are the “pearls” of what came out. I wanted to find my own “End of 2013” ritual. And my own “Hello 2014” ritual. Remembering the good (because it was there) and respecting the horrible (because it was there too) Let’s see… Permission: the key to doing this and looking back on 2013 “I don’t have to be all positive. I can if I want to, but I don’t have…