Inspiration

Toxic Positivity Can Fuck Off

Toxic Positivity Can Fuck Off

Toxic Positivity. Until a few months ago I didn't actually realise what it was.  By that I mean I was experiencing it, but had no idea that it had ...
My Inspiration Part 1: Do We Really Understand?

My Inspiration Part 1: Do We Really Understand?

I have a rather kick arse friend.  

When I tell people that she has Cerebral Palsy (CP), they often give me kind reassuring looks, obviously thinking what a nice person I am to be friends with someone who has CP because a) they have assumed that Jemma has a learning disability and b) obviously if you're friends with someone who has a disability then you deserve a kindly head dip for your services to the disabled.  

When Your Well Being Is The Challenge...

When Your Well Being Is The Challenge...

For me this challenge isn't just about achieving a fitness goal, it's about finding me again, because I've lost me lately after everything we've been through.  The confidence is gone.  I don't do anywhere near as much as I used to and I'm far more fearful again.  Post Traumatic Stress is something that doesn't go away and the situation we went through certainly contained enough triggers to  make life harder.  But I'm here.  
Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

I want to inspire others, but if I don’t truly open up I will inspire no one.  It genuinely is down to me.  So for challenge one I see what I have faced and I acknowledge that the only thing holding me back from moving forward strong is me.  I need to stop settling and accepting and start busting balls.  I have goals.  It’s time to achieve them.
Self Care is Not Selfish...

Self Care is Not Selfish...

There is no weakness in breaking.  In feeling what we feel.  The strength comes in sharing what makes us break with others and allowing them to help us find our strength to carry on.

How to do it all...

Over time I have lost count of how many times I have had someone say to me "I don't know how you do it all".   Until now, I have always just thoug...
Inspiring Place, Inspiring People

Inspiring Place, Inspiring People

  When I was first diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome, I used to walk a lot.  I would take 2 of the dogs and I would walk along the rive...