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Survive or thrive?

This week’s theme is surviving strategies – what a great theme? One that we ALL need to hear and have probably struggled to find over many years. We’ve been in …

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A BraveHeart in a brave new world

Recently I’ve been overwhelmed by some of the expectations there are around my life. Admittedly mostly from myself, but they are there. As an adoptive parent there are expectations – …

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Which wolf are you feeding?

I saw a really interesting film recently – Tomorrow Land starring George Clooney. One of the thoughts they used throughout the film was based on an old Cherokee story: One …

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A Space for Recovery

I went to a conference this last week called ‘Trauma, Resilience and Recovery’ run by Jane Evans and Lisa Cherry. It was a brilliant day with lots to think about …

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Life goes on….

I’m in a particularly honest mood which is probably not the best place to write a blog from so apologies straight away! My blog buddy and I are writing to …

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Why are we here?

We’re doing a series at our church at the moment called Ask It – it’s asking the big questions in life and talking through what the answers might be. So …

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Secondary trauma in schools

As a parent of three adopted children secondary trauma is something I think about often – the impact of living with children who’ve experienced early trauma. However I’m also beginning …

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One word goal for 2014

Many years ago now I heard someone speak about goals. I’ve always set myself goals and believe it’s important to know what you want so you can work towards that. …

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Who has the reigns?

We all would like to believe we have full control of our lives. I’ve heard over the years, and whole heartedly believed, that we can change the course of our …