Back Again and Other Stuff

Well, after several months hiatus, here I am, putting fingertips to keyboard once again. Once again, the busyness of life has managed to get in the way of blogging. I enjoy blogging, but it's the thing I don't do when other stuff takes over. This time around it's been a combination of things. We arrived … Continue reading Back Again and Other Stuff

Learning to Think Through Health Claims

A friend posted this link on Facebook recently. It's entitled 'Our world is awash in bullshit (sorry about the language) health claims. These scientists want to train kids to spot them.' As someone who works part time in health, and has done for thirty years (doesn't that sound a dreadfully long time!) now, it's something I'm … Continue reading Learning to Think Through Health Claims

Natural

This afternoon I decided to bake a loaf of bread. We often bake bread, so it's nothing particularly unusual, but as I was tipping in the flax seeds and the sunflower seeds, I was struck by the label on the sunflower seed packet. It said (in big letters) Natural Sunflower Kernels. It struck me as hilarious, and … Continue reading Natural

The Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Recently I saw a post on Facebook that said "When cancer takes a life we blame cancer. Depression is a disease. Don't blame the victim for losing the fight." I've been thinking about it quite a bit. Partly because mental illness has touched our family, and partly because I've just submitted a story to the … Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Stuff On The Internet

Like myself, you've probably spent the last few years being bombarded with all kinds of online information. As a writer, I've wandered through free sites that have offered some excellent tips on improving my writing skills, and I've also been offered the 'opportunity' to purchase all kinds of revolutionary marketing services and all of the … Continue reading Stuff On The Internet