Friday Sober Jukebox: Humour as a defence (Lit)

There were so many gems in Sally Brampton’s book ‘Shoot the Damn Dog‘ that I have already shared here before.  This is also utterly true and resonated for me – humour as a defence.  I’m a nurse – gallows humour is our professions stock-in-trade. First Sally’s words: They don’t like jokes in group therapy.  Humour … Continue reading Friday Sober Jukebox: Humour as a defence (Lit)

Friday Sober Inspiration: Stop Abandoning Yourself

This is another excerpt from Sally Brampton’s ‘shoot the damn dog’ because her words are too powerful not to share.  This passage is about self-abandonment where she has a discussion with her therapist who explains that she needs to stop abandoning herself. “‘Stop abandoning yourself’ a therapist, Elizabeth, once said to me.  ‘What?’ I didn’t … Continue reading Friday Sober Inspiration: Stop Abandoning Yourself