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Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2019

Doing it for others

Aug 22, 2017
Candice Nolan

I got a new roomate the other day. Of course, I made certain assumptions about what brought her to the crazy farm. She’s of retirement age – a sizeable proportion of the population “on the inside”. So, I assumed, naturally, she must be in for depression or some such. When I decided we had established […]

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Watch “The most inspirational video you will ever see Nick Vujicic” on YouTube

Aug 21, 2017
Candice Nolan

we discussed this in group therapy today. Guaranteed to move you. The therapist says its not intended to make your problems look small and significant, but rather to show the triumph of the human spirit. Enjoy! Cheers. Advertisements

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Becoming a branch manager

Candice Nolan

Let’s talk trees. Tall ones. Whithered ones. Evergreens. Jacarandas. They seemed to be a prominent theme in therapy today. But its not the first time they cropped up in a therapy context. Years ago, our marriage councellor used the analogy of two oak trees.  They cannot grow if they are too close together because their […]

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Ministry of Hugs

Aug 20, 2017
Candice Nolan

I’m reading TD Jakes “Woman, thou art loosed!”. In Chapter 5 “Walk into the newness”, he speaks about his ministry of hugs. He explains, “When something happens, and I really can’t fix it, I just hug them.” I am brand spanking new to this parenting thing. My baby is only 9 months young. As long […]

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That Thing

Candice Nolan

I am still trying to get to grips with my diagnosis. Post-natal depression. It is not who I am. It is an illness that is slowly robbing me of my sense of self. I feel empty alot of the time. Like I have nothing to give. To offer. Like nothing. My doctor related a story […]

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Time is on my side

Candice Nolan

So, at the care facility, we have restricted access to our cellphones. I guess I never realises how much I rely on my fone until it was taken away from me (promptly at 20h00 only to be returned at 17h00 the next day)! I had to start wearing a wrist watch, jus so I could […]

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A form of expression

Candice Nolan

As a novice blogger,  I sure do “express” myself alot. looooooolz 😂 I am a breastfeeding mom and seeing as my boobs haven’t gotten the memo (that I’m away from baby to recuperate) I need to express breastmilk often. And by often I mean, at least every 2 hourly. The staff have been kind enough […]

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Lunchtime ramblings

Candice Nolan

So at lunch, I was treated to some class a gossip. A lady I had just met, mentioned that this was a 5-star mental healthcare facility! “Oh! Its been graded like they do with hotels?”, I quipped. “Not exactly,” came the reply. “A celebrity of a political persuasion was treated here”. “like really high up”. […]

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