I’m Not Fine

Our Claire’s struggling… One of my favourite poems is Fine by Hollie McNish (from her book Plum). In it she examines the white lie we tell our friends when we say “I’m fine” when we’re really not. I love this poem because I’ve...

I Am What I Am

Our Claire has something to say… Last Sunday was National Coming Out Day. I first came out in 1999 in the wake of Queer As Folk being broadcast on Channel 4; in a world where I could still be fired for being gay, before the legal age of consent was equalised,...

Taking Off My Coat

Our Claire reaches out again… Yesterday, Kirsteen sent me the link to a TED talk about vulnerability. In it the presenter, Brené Brown, asserts that deep, meaningful, connection can’t happen without vulnerability – the willingness to pull back the...

Mixed Feelings

This week has seen our Claire experience a mixture of feelings… On Monday, I attended the wedding of my friends at Southport town hall. It was an emotional event and quite surreal that such a joyous occasion should be taking place in the middle of a pandemic. I...

The Five Ways To Wellbeing

Our Claire looks at the Five Ways To Wellbeing… As I’ve mentioned in the last few blogs, recently I’ve been getting out and about more. I wouldn’t like to pretend that I didn’t experience moments of anxiety during my trips out. My anxiety...

Looking For Confidence

Our Claire goes looking for confidence… Getting out and about more in the last couple of weeks, has brought a renewed sense of confidence. However, this renewed confidence took a hit this week as coronavirus infections have risen sharply again. This immediately...
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