On the 17th July, my incredibly motivated cousin will begin a 190 mile coast-to-coast walk across northern England. Stephen is walking in memory of my brother, Danny and is making the journey to raise awareness of addiction and to raise valuable funds to support an incredible charity, Action on Addiction. He intends to leave aContinue reading “Stephen walks…”
I’m sat in my kitchen trying to persuade my husband to let my nephew come and stay. He’ll be a big help I tell him knowing full well he has every inch of his project carefully mapped out. He’s doing our garden. It’s a huge undertaking and I know that everything needs to happen inContinue reading “Grief has changed me.”
I’m reading the most beautiful book by Giles Paley-Phillips. It’s called One Hundred and Fifty-two days and it’s just about the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Giles is a children’s author but I wasn’t familiar with his books. Instead I came across him on twitter as he often tweets about positivity and mentalContinue reading “Addiction is not a choice”
Shortly after releasing my book my wonderful friend, Cath put me in touch with Traver Boehm. I wasn’t familiar with him at the time but they shared a mutual friend and he had kindly agreed to interview me for The UNcivilized Podcast. Now I hate the sound of my own voice but I’ll happily talkContinue reading “Podcast with Traver Boehm: I talk about surviving the loss of a family member to addiction”
I want to share something from the other side. I want to speak directly to the families of addicts. The people that feel they can’t carry on.
This is a fantastic interview and a must-listen for anyone affected by drug or alcohol addiction. I love writing and reading stories, but there is something so powerful about hearing people talk about it. Matt from the Endless Possibilities blog speaks to someone from his rehabilitation unit about addiction, recovery and appreciating the little thingsContinue reading “Recommendation: Listen to Matt, author of the Endless Possibilities blog, discuss addiction and recovery”
I always hoped that I would one day find the time to write a book. In the same way I wistfully day-dream I’ll retire by the sea and spend lazy days walking a dog up and down a beach. And I don’t even have a dog! Yet, here I am, an author. Part of thatContinue reading “How writing helped me come to terms with my brother’s death”