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Thirteen weeks and one day; an update on my mum and her dementia diagnosis… Resilience, time for you, and is there anything you don’t like about your personality?

Today is 26th July 2015 and it has been thirteen weeks and one day since mum, in a strange state of mind, fell down the stairs and badly damaged herself.

my plant pots July 2015

Tomorrow she is going home from the care home she ended up in after her long hospital stay.

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Mindfulness after the event; what can you remember in the past week? Plus it’s a great writing tip and writing therapy!

I am always promoting mindfulness and how to be ‘in the moment’, but today I tried another exercise – Being mindful about

aerial views

what I can remember from the last week in terms of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It has worked well for me, in order to be in touch

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If in doubt, do things you enjoy

“I am not worthy”

rainbow sunset

“Their needs are bigger than mine”

“I don’t have time!

“I don’t have spare money”

Just a few of the negative things we may say to ourselves when thinking about doing something for ourselves. Thinking like this can make us feel even more unworthy.

But, it’s not

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Three weeks and four days… Mum and being positive, a poem

OK here goes another ditty, poem, rhyme; whatever you want to call it. Don’t expect a great poem, just a little story about the

My plants May 2015

last three weeks and four days…

 

Three weeks, four days, it has passed so fast

Made me feel unreal at times, like I was

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Mindfulness, a poem, relaxation and living in the moment

A ditty, poem, rhyming verse, whatever you want to call it, that I just made up about mindfulness and living in the

bourgainvillea

moment… (N.B. Although I love writing, this type of writing is not my forte, so don’t expect too much please 🙂 It was also written in a few minutes, but

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Therapy cats, pets, family, a new chapter and lowering blood pressure!

Titus my cat peacefully asleep

I really wanted Titus to be a therapy cat, and I just realised that he kind of is…. To my mum and dad when I take him round there. I get dinner, they get my cat and I for the night. They actually ask for me to bring

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