Dear Reader ,
I had a conversation with someone this week who actually seemed to be getting quite 'het up' that I was about to have a breakdown. Apparently it was not possible for me to be bouncing through life in the way I am, so soon after Mum dieing.
Despite telling her of all the good things I am choosing to focus on from the last few months of Mum's life, she was not having it. In her mind I should be wrapped snuggly in a blanket of grief with only my tears to keep me company! (I am wondering if she was related to the character in Chocolat who was grieving for her husband - 40 years on! Great film if you haven't seen it!)
She was so adamant that I even started wondering if she was right and perhaps I was at risk of all of this bottled up emotion that I was apparently holding on to, exploding. However, I had a good search and the only bottles I could find were in my garage and come from Spain! (I took the opportunity to uncork one of those as I was there!!)
And as often happens when these 'challenges' hit me, I get a series of clients that have related issues and by helping them, it reminds me of why I do not have an IED inside me. And it all started with a chair! To find out more about that, read on here.
This week in the Cavanagh household, one teen is into the first of a 2 week end of year exam period and the other starts his on Monday. Knowing that we are going to be facing similar periods for the next 5 years caused me to head to the garage again!
Teenage anxiety is something that I also seem to be talking more and more about to people these days and the amount of teens coming across my threshold for help grows monthly. I wonder if each generation worries about the next generation coming up behind them?
If you have a teen or even younger child that you are concerned about, please read on for another avenue to get some help and input.
This weekend sees me heading off for a 'girls day out' with a lovely friend - and I have had to lock my credit card away to stop it running in anticipation!!! What are you up to this weekend??
Until next week,