I have been learning and contributing to PDA parent support groups for a long time and today, I am having a download of a something I feel needs to be messaged to parents. I want to pose the message as a question, a ponder point, an invitation. and it goes like this. What is the… Continue reading What is the most common area of conflict in your household?
I’ve spent many years unpicking the complexities of PDA. A little understood condition of mind which is growing in numbers but still (thankfully) controversial. I say thankfully because if it were fully recognized, you can be sure that the big book will have found some way of bringing in big pharma and turning this unique… Continue reading Why we must hear our children. Especially those who are PDA.
Ever since my daughter became ill with OCD, 5 or so years ago, I have been searching to find answers and a cure. OCD consumes so much of our lives, but it is the long road that we travel. It is part of us, and we have to come to an acceptance in order to… Continue reading Living with OCD.
Hi. No need for me to explain that there is a lot of worry being generated around the world in the present time. News stories and social media platforms, right down to our nearest and dearest, the intricacies of our day to days, there is a lot of scope for worry. It feels like… Continue reading How to keep focus healthy when there is so much potential for worry. My musings of the day.
We are so good at putting on a brave face or saying we are Ok when really we are not. We all do it. Those who don’t can be branded as depressing or always moaning , labels labels. Thing is, being not OK is part of us being whole. Not only is it OK not… Continue reading It’s Ok not to be OK.
Keep a food diary for a week, then a few more weeks after that. Note what you eat, when and how much. Also note when anxiety feels greater throughout the day and see if you can find any patterns that relate to what you are eating. At the moment I’m learning about histamines. Food has… Continue reading My Anxiety Tips.
I just read a comment from my last post about emotions and feelings and agreed with the comment whole heartedly. ‘Fuck it all’ is in fact a sentence I use very regularly. Here are my thoughts, It really does sum up feelings in just 3 short, to the point, fuck it words. When I think… Continue reading Fuck It All.
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with how my body can produce a feeling, a feel, a physical sensation response when a strong emotion is going on. Like butterflies in my tummy when I feel scared, a blush of my cheeks when embarrassed, wanting to be sick if something… Continue reading Feelings, Emotions. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
Thou Shalt not meet the demands of others. Thou shalt not be inauthentic. Thou shalt not lie. Thou shalt not do anything that doesn’t feel right. Thou shalt not let anything go if there is a valid point to be made. Thou shalt not suffer fools. Thou shalt not forgive anyone who is in the… Continue reading The PDA 10 Commandments.
I believe that there is a really simple way out of most of the pain, upset and anguish we wallow around in as individuals and collectives both in PDA land and the world in general. Being a mother of a child who is PDA is no easy task, well not when we follow the… Continue reading Un Victim Yourself.