What’s The Meaning Of All This?

What’s The Meaning Of All This?

During my 38 years on this planet, I have often pondered the meaning of life.  I have asked myself time and again – “why am I here and what is my purpose?” I would drive myself mad trying to work out what the grand plan was. Would I be destined for...
Recovery Is…

Recovery Is…

Recovery is the space in between.  The peaceful moments that separate anxiety attacks and depressive episodes. Recovery is knowing you may go through it all again, but understanding you will come out the other side stronger and more equipped to deal with it the next...
Once Upon a time 

Once Upon a time 

Chapter One I once lived with someone and she was awful. She wouldn’t let me eat and she tried to control every decision I ever made. Whenever she looked at me the criticism would begin. “You’re fat”. “You’re ugly”....
A Change is as Good as a Rest

A Change is as Good as a Rest

​ Well, here we are. We have moved to this shiny new bit of internet and here’s why… I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and I’ve had Joyful Spark for just over a year. In that time a lot has changed, not least of all me. I have...
A New Year Revolution

A New Year Revolution

Yes, you read that correctly. 2017 has arrived and brought with it, once again, the promise of a new start. A chance to wipe the slate clean and recreate a happy new you. Shop windows are adorned with pictures of salad eating, sportswear clad people utilising all...