The #disability benefit that almost killed his wife. #PIP

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/10/pip-disability-benefit-almost-killed-my-wife-personal-independence-payment via PIP: the disability benefit that almost killed my wife | Adam Jacques | Opinion | The Guardian — kickingthecat

Mother of four found dead as she couldn’t afford to keep warm after her benefits were cut — Politics and Insights

Tory cuts costs lives A 38-year-old mother, Elaine Morrall died alone and cold while wearing a coat and a scarf indoors because she could not afford to pay for heating and had switched it off until her children got home from school. Elaine’s family said that her benefits were stopped because she was too ill… Continue reading Mother of four found dead as she couldn’t afford to keep warm after her benefits were cut — Politics and Insights

I Asked Women To Tell Me What They *Didn’t* Post On Instagram, And It’s The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health — Thought Catalog

In the middle of one of a very bad year I signed up for a yoga retreat because my anxiety was out of control and it was worth being embarrassed about my lack of yoga skills for the promise of some peace of mind. “You’re always on vacation,” a friend commented on one of the… via… Continue reading I Asked Women To Tell Me What They *Didn’t* Post On Instagram, And It’s The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health — Thought Catalog

I was ‘The Girl In The Purple Wig’. #adoption #fostering

  Not too long before my birth mother died my daughter, Natalie, had made contact with her.  I’d met her some 21 years previously, and found it difficult to connect the woman in front of me with the monster I’d been given to believe had given me away because she didn’t want me.  It’s sad, we… Continue reading I was ‘The Girl In The Purple Wig’. #adoption #fostering

On The Loss Of A Birth Mother #adoption #fosterparent #grief

It’s been a very disconcerting week all in all.  Flicking through Facebook early on Halloween morning I read that my birth mother had died.  She’d died at least 10 days before I happened upon the post and my first thought was that ‘surely I would have known, felt it, because after all we were connected‘.… Continue reading On The Loss Of A Birth Mother #adoption #fosterparent #grief