No more passive aggressive people for me: My father is gone and so is that dysfunction

It’s time to do something radical. This has been coming for a while, I can see that now, but it couldn’t really happen until after my dad died. It’s time for me to stop allowing passive aggressive people into my life. Easier said than done though when you’ve grown up with one in your life … More No more passive aggressive people for me: My father is gone and so is that dysfunction

Journalling to honour myself: Writing has saved my life

Journalling through my life I have been writing a journal for over 35 years. I began as a young girl as a way to express feelings I couldn’t any other way. And also feelings I couldn’t understand. I didn’t have a safe person close to me that I could confide in. And even though my … More Journalling to honour myself: Writing has saved my life

Using plain language in self-help writing connects writers with their readers

Sometimes when I read self-help books, I have trouble with the language the writers have used to express their ideas. I’m a writer who is firmly in the simple language camp, and I’m not impressed when writers use flowery language or three-dollar words (as my mother calls them) to sound as if they “know” more … More Using plain language in self-help writing connects writers with their readers