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To win or not to win? That was the question!

April 18, 2024

I have just won an unfair dismissal case against a former employer. (April 2024) The case should have taken a few months. It took 2.5 years. I got fired because I made the decision in 2021 to buckle under the pressure of coercion and get the CONVID-19 vaccination. The reason behind me surrendering to inoculate myself was that my parents lived in the most “locked down” city in…

Relax, it’s not a seizure, I’m just excited!

October 20, 2021

Relax, I’m so not having a seizure, I’m just waving my arms in the air because what you said, did or felt excited me! I have found that I have had to hold space a few times in the last 12 months for people close to me when I have been in situations where I have heard something that has channelled me to make excitable gestures with my…

Three types of denial

October 7, 2021

Denial. Hello old friend. I thought we’d parted ways amicably a while ago and yet, here you are again, stroking my hair, telling me it will all be ok if I just trust you.   Denial. Every one of us is denying something for sure!  It’s a thing that we humans have the capability of adopting into our daily practice. It’s all around us! We witness it everywhere. Whether it’s about ourselves, our…

Brave vs Coward

March 25, 2021

I had a friend reflect the other day about the one thing that she admires most about me. She said it was my bravery. “You’re very brave” she said “I’ve always admired that about you” “you never seem afraid to take life on”. As much as I was touched and even squirted a few tears (well as many as being on Keppra would allow due to it suppressing…

Mutterings of an extrovert in lock down

April 1, 2020

Day 1: I am totes onto this staying home thing. I could use a break. I’m going to garden and meditate and do yoga and just be still. Day 2: Houseparty! OMG that is a great idea for an app. I wonder how many people are on it……holy cow heaps. Great I’ll just give Kaz a call and go back to being shanti. Day 3: Wow who knew…

Possessed by the Devil?

March 16, 2019

Nicknames, I’m a big fan!  Whenever I meet someone new whether they be work colleagues, friends or lovers, by the time that first meeting has ended, I have already endorsed them with a cheeky, fun nickname that I can endear myself to them by. It’s my thing!  I too have been called many names in my life by many people. I didn’t even know my name was Lainie…

Performance Therapy

October 11, 2018

Walking through the familiar hallways, nostalgic corridors and unfamiliar streets of my life these days I feel myself surrendering to a kind of mindset that I have not yet allowed myself to experience. No it’s not the menopause mindset – yet!  It’s the same comparable feeling to when I lie on my back at the mouth of the shore on the beach and just let the waves wash…

Fear and Loathing in…yourself

August 15, 2018

I was recently part of a story telling night where the topic was ‘Fear and Loathing’. I thought hmmm should I talk about an ex-boyfriend who was a bit dark and sinister who would definitely fall into this category? Should I talk about a past employer that I loathed and feared a little that would have been the butter on the toast of this topic or, and this…