Why don’t you come to parties any more? I don’t feel like I can be happy at parties. If I am at your party it means that my daughter is without her support. Me. I will worry about her the whole time that I am away from her and I cannot enjoy myself if she… Continue reading Why don’t you? A reply to the questions you might have.
That’s the thing. We don’t. We don’t understand OCD. But I can try and help you understand what it is like to live with chronic OCD. That person, that normal looking person is far from normal. They are disabled, in a crippling and most often hidden world inside their heads. That picture you see on… Continue reading Understanding OCD
This weekend I was so lucky to be able to attend a 2 hour talk by Naturopath and medical herbalist Gina Wilson, New Zealand. I felt even more grateful, that as very new clients of Ginas, we were blessed to have leapt onto her books weeks before they are were full. As I walked into… Continue reading Inspiration, food and how we can heal.
I cannot deny, I was gutted. I felt dumped, thrown out with the dish water, and very angry. I mulled over the letter for a few days. I wondered if I should take our story to the Press. Or maybe go in and fight. It was all so unfair and just not good enough.… Continue reading What we did next.
Months went by of nothing. I went back and forth to silly meetings that left me feeling like I was wasting my time. Meanwhile, my girl was becoming more ill. The system’s best efforts to offer help was to have us sign on with the ‘health school’. A place for sick kids who are… Continue reading The Meeting.
Not that I’m keeping count, but WordPress have just let me know that I’ve reached my 3 year blogging anniversary. So I thought I would just give myself a pat on the back about it whilst I’m pondering my next diary blog. I was watching Kirtsy Forbes do a talk in her car this… Continue reading 3 years of Blogging Lovepda.
By the time I was offered our entry appointment, my daughter was spending every day in bed. The exhaustion from just being in her head and the amount of time that routines for OCD were taking, bed was where she was most comfortable, able to draw and have small amounts of time to forget. Despite… Continue reading Mental health Services, New Zealand. 2019.