Happy Birthday NHS

July 5th 1948 was an historic moment in Britains’ history, it was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to all. It has been treasured ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives. Today theContinue reading “Happy Birthday NHS”

Zen Inspiration for Poetry

The origin of Zen – The Buddha is said to have given a “silent sermon”, he held up a flower and gazed at it, after a while, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that isContinue reading “Zen Inspiration for Poetry”

Autumn Thoughts

It is autumn and winter is fast approaching, here in the UK the clocks have gone back, the nights are darker and this can have an effect our mood, along with the extended impact of the pandemic, so it is important to think of ways of caring for ourselves and others over the next fewContinue reading “Autumn Thoughts”

Writing is Healing

Writing is a powerful tool and can act as a bridge between the inner and outer worlds. Everyone needs to make meaning of their lives, this is particularly true of trauma survivors where self expression is often trapped within the body unable to be verbalised, sometimes it is good to do some mediation or Breath-worksContinue reading “Writing is Healing”

Happy Birthday NHS

July 5th 1948 was an historic moment in Britains’ history, it was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to all. It has been treasured ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives. Today theContinue reading “Happy Birthday NHS”

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