Eighty-two per cent of women have read at least one book in their lifetime. This is in contrast to 69% in men. As a female writer, I have supported many, who have been treated badly by their male counterparts. This, however, is not a new phenomenon. It has been happening for centuries within literature. The History of the Novel Orinoko was the first book ever published in English. It is thought to be Robinson Crusoe, but this is untrue.
We need to support parents, not put them on the guilt train. I am so fed up with professionals telling me there is something wrong with my children. In the UK we have a series of ‘milestones’ that children are meant to achieve at certain times in their life. Our children are assessed to see if they pass a task and a tick is put into a box. It is as simple as that, the problem starts if that box isn’t ticked. If there are too many ticks missing that is when the trouble starts. Developmental milestones are separated into four functional areas: Gross motor Vision and Fine motor Hearing, Speech and Language Social, Emotional and Behavioural
Don’t suffer in silence take PTSD seriously. Seven per cent of people will experience PTSD in their lifetime. The birth of my second daughter was a delight. A planned caesarean section, calm and slow, in complete contrast to the birth of my first daughter. In memory, it is the birth of my first daughter that I replay. It is something I have failed to speak about until today. I need to use my writing to heal this hurt. Over the two years, I have come to think this event has given me post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after traumatic events.
I have to apologise to my daughter, for making the same mistake three times in her short life. My beautiful baby girl is 28 months old, It is her I have to apologise to, not once, but three times. Three times I made the same mistake. It is only now that I realise I owe her a huge apology. My First Apology
The next stage of evolution is here Everyone will have a basic idea of Darwin’s theory of evolution, but does it still apply today? The theory of evolution by natural selection, first formulated in Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species” in 1859. This is the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behavioural traits. Changes that allow an organism to better adapt to its environment, which will help it survive. Does it still apply today? The answer is yes. ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) could be the next example of evolution.
For many weeks I have been struggling with a poem, about my gran. The most amazing woman I know. Unfortunately, she is now a shell of the woman she was. Dementia has eaten everything that was her, away. Not that I want this to be a sad account, of one of the most amazing women I know. During writing the poem, I realised how amazing she was, I have so many stories to tell. Then Publishous posted this amazing prompt and it was written in the stars. Now was the time to tell the story of Stella Round a pioneer of her time.
Sometimes one tiny little comment can be the last straw for someone and we don’t think about this enough. Do you ever stop and think about what your reactions are doing to other people? We have all seen comments on Facebook or Medium and wanted to fire off an angry response. Do you ever consider if … Continue reading Life is Tough — Kindness Costs Nothing