None of family hug, we never did. I have two brothers and two sisters, and I can’t even remember the last time I hugged them. It will have been at very least 10 years ago. My mother wasn’t an affectionate woman. In fact, I can remember two times when she hugged me as an adult. Once was a random new year and the other was when I moved out. So it pretty much goes without saying that hugs were not bandied about very often.
Sexual violence is finally being taken seriously. And people all over the world are letting us know just how widespread the problem really is. There is a clear message being sent out. And that message is that we will not tolerate sexual harassment in any form. And I’m not just talking about women. More men than ever are now coming forward with accounts of horrific sexual violence perpetrated by women.
I have to start by saying how much I love Matilda. It’s one of my comfort movies and I always watch it when I’m sick. But it turns out, the film is sicker than I’ve ever been!
I’ll admit it, when I first heard about mindfulness I was skeptical. Actually no, a more accurate word would be dismissive, I dismissed the idea. I thought it was a load of touchy feely nonsense. And don’t misunderstand me, I don’t think mental health problems are nonsense. I have been on medication for depression and anxiety since I was 14.
Sometimes I am really glad that I don’t drive yet and I have to take the bus. You get to hear some of the weirdest, most intense, and funniest conversations.
Mental health problems have never been so widely accepted and discussed as they are now. But sadly, some people still don’t feel comfortable talking about their mental health or feelings. And there is nothing wrong with that, not everyone is an open book, some people are more private than others. But it can do more harm than good and sometimes someone just needs you to ask if they are okay, they might not want it, but they need it.