I think it's safe to say that March has brought with it a lot of change! We end this month in a completely different place to where we were just a few short weeks ago. Needless to say, emotions are running high, and everybody is feeling the effects of this. But it hasn't all been bad...
As someone who is chronically ill I spend a lot of time stuck indoors and socially isolated. These are my top tips and resources for surviving social isolation.
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As you may remember, I chose the word “Change”” to focus on this year, because there are a lot of things changing in my life at the moment. So I thought it would be helpful to try and make a record of the changes that happen, as well as the changes I’m making, month by month. By doing this I hope to see progress even when it feels like none is being made. Because let’s be fair, change is messy, and often it feels like you’re getting nowhere. Read more
Every year I like to choose a focus word, something which will (hopefully) help me to grow and develop as the months progress. Some years I have great success with this, and 2015 is a perfect example of this. I chose the word “Surrender” that year, and I couldn’t have picked a more poignant word. In the January I found out I was being made redundant, and the Spring was taken up by job applications, interviews, battles with a letting agency, and Tim having his first suicidal episode just a few days before we relocated and I started not one but two new jobs! And just when I thought things were starting to settle down, I started to see the first signs of my current illness. Surrender was the only thing I could do that year. Read more
It’s that time again, when Christmas is over and the last few days of December seem to be filled with both confusion (what day is it, again?), and reflection on another year passing by. Read more
October 31st marks Halloween or Samhain (or even All Hallow’s Eve), depending upon your personal tradition. Halloween has always intrigued me, since long before I began to explore the history and culture behind it. But the more I have learnt about it, the more it has held a special place in my heart. This is particularly true of the more Pagan roots of Samhain. Read more
Wow. I can’t believe that we are already in October and so far this year I have only written 10 posts! So much for my plan to write 50 posts this year. Of course, looking back at my plans made last December, I can see that I have “failed” in nearly every single one of them. And yet, from where I’m standing right now, this does not feel like a failure to me as much as a change of perspective. Read more
So often we think that faith and politics should not mix, but why should that be?
So often we are taught to think positively and focus on the good... but what happens when doing this leads to an unbalanced position where we completely avoid any kind of vulnerability?
Have you ever wondered why we love stories so much? Perhaps it is because we can relate to the messages within them so well...
...the only thing you can ever do is change yourself, so why bother trying to change anything else?
Well, I thought it was probably wise to deal with this one right off the bat – what does it mean to “raise spiritual kids”? In fact, what do we even mean when we talk about “spiritual kids”?
Welcome to Spirit Kid Network. This is our very first post and we are honoured to have you join us!