Every time there’s a discussion about ABA, I hear the refrain of #NotAllABA. Today, for example, I read that “…the blanket ‘All ABA is abuse’ is counterproductive.” Counterproductive how? Counterproductive to whom? Counterproductive to what purpose? The statement that all ABA is abuse is just a statement of fact. If it angers ABA enthusiasts, ifContinue reading “#YesAllABA”

Day 4: Anxiety Challenge: Get hydrated.

This couldn’t have come at a better time, as I’ve been feeling a bit dehydrated lately. I really struggle to drink enough, especially as I don’t like the taste of water plus I literally forget to drink. I found a punnet of half price lemons yesterday. And you know what they say… If life givesContinue reading “Day 4: Anxiety Challenge: Get hydrated.”

Day 3: Anxiety Challenge: Write down 5 things you are grateful for.

I am grateful for my husband and my kids. Without them I would not be here today. They are what keep me anchored, present and alive. I wouldn’t change a single thing about them. I am grateful I have a roof over my head. I love my home, it’s my refuge from the world. AndContinue reading “Day 3: Anxiety Challenge: Write down 5 things you are grateful for.”

Day 2: Anxiety Challenge: Colour in a page in a colouring book.

Well, Storm Diana is here. So going outside for 20 minutes will just have to wait! At least today’s challenge is indoors. And fun. I love colouring. But I find traditional methods, using paper books and colouring pencils etc too hard on my hands. They begin to hurt before I’m done. A few years ago,Continue reading “Day 2: Anxiety Challenge: Colour in a page in a colouring book.”

Day 1: Anxiety Challenge: Spend 20 minutes outside.

Well, I woke up this morning to torrential rain and strong winds. Here’s photographic proof: It did clear up in the afternoon, but by then I was too tired, I had to stay home because I was expecting a Tesco delivery, and… it was just too cosy indoors. I’m not really an “outdoors in theContinue reading “Day 1: Anxiety Challenge: Spend 20 minutes outside.”