Image by SeaReeds from Pixabay WARNING: This post discusses infant loss Introduction: The true story of Sarah continues. Although Sarah loved to play the classical music of Franz Liszt on her piano, no tune could soothe her broken heart. The death of her infant child was more than she could bear. It was the last straw of a... Continue Reading →
Dear God, Bring Him Back
Image by Alan on Pixabay Introduction The story of Sarah continues. Jack and Sarah now have four children, the eldest being five years of age. The year is 1963, before mobile phones, uba and emails. Along with many women back then, Sarah did not have a car license, so she relied on taxis and public... Continue Reading →
Going to the Chapel of Love- The Wilted Rose
Introduction: The true story continues with Sarah standing in front of the mirror in a wedding dress. Who is she marrying? What happened between George and Sarah? Did Sarah change her mind? And who is Jack? Beverley Joy Book Excerpt – The Wilted Rose Part 2 – The Rose Blossom: Sarah had seen many different... Continue Reading →
Releasing the Pressure.
Last night I came down with a cervicogenic headache. The result of way too much time spent sitting at the computer over the past few weeks, putting unnecessary stress on myself to be productive with all this extra free time. I recently finished typing the revised edition of my book Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story... Continue Reading →
How Isolation Is Helping Me Slow Down and Enjoy The Journey of Writing and Publishing
Last night I laid awake all night. I felt so restless when I first went to bed, and after hours of lying there staring at the ceiling, I started to feel claustrophobic. I felt so unsettled, and I wanted to cry, but I didn't know why. Was it because of everything that's going on in... Continue Reading →
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week Wrap Up
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week finishes today. Thank you everyone who has supported this wonderful cause. Know the signs, seek help early. Be PND aware.
Dads suffer Postnatal Depression too
Fathers are not the first we think of when we talk about Postnatal Depression. But one in ten new dads struggle with the condition, around thesame as mothers. Dads matter too!
Excerpt from The Wilted Rose
As part of my effort to support Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, all of this week I will be posting free excerpts of my book The Wilted Rose. Part Two of The Wilted Rose tells the story of a young mother struggling to cope with Postnatal Depression in the late 1950s/early 1960s, when public... Continue Reading →
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week Starts Today
Today marks the beginning of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week. Part Two of my book The Wilted Rose tells the story of a young mother struggling to cope with Postnatal Depression in the late 1950s/early 1960s, when public understanding of mental health issues was poor. The first chapter of The Wilted Rose is free... Continue Reading →
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week starts tomorrow
Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week 13th - 19th November 2016 Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week was established by PANDA in 2005. The Week aims to raise awareness about perinatal depression and anxiety, including the signs to look for and where to go to seek support. Perinatal depression and anxiety is a serious illness. Up to 1... Continue Reading →