Have you been on the new Ferris wheel on the sea front, the view from the top looks breathtaking. It certainly gives a change of perspective from the top, 34 meters up above the world. Some things, I’m told, look much smaller while others, like the ocean look even more vast.
For all of us life has its share of ups and downs. Sometimes the ups seem to be in the lead and sometimes it’s the downs. These ups and downs can change our perspective on life, those around us and ourselves. They can show us knew things, make us learn new skills, even if we didn’t want too, and make us stronger, eventually.
I have so much admiration for those people who have been through huge life changes with their health or a bereavement, those who have ridden the rollercoaster of change and loss, of pain and disappointment and are still standing and even smiling. They may have been thrown around, completely upside down and screaming at times but they have not given up. It may have taken some time and to be honest, pain, but they have been able to find a new way of living, a new perspective on what’s important to them and a different way to live.
I would always choose a Ferris wheel over a roller coaster, but in life we don’t always get to choose. One thing that helps when we are on a real-life roller coaster is to have people around you for when you need then. Someone to talk to, have a cuppa with, to get you out of the house for a bit.
We are here, so if you would like to come to one of our regular sessions at Hope Trust on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday we would love to see you. To find out more about Hope Trust T: 01394 272592, M:
Tracy Haskins, Charity Manager
Have you been enjoying the heat or is it too much for you? With temperatures being broken in so many countries over the last weeks it's been hard to imagine how this would feel, perhaps you have experienced it?
I have felt really sorry for the people living there or those on holiday trying to follow the advice and stay safe.
I am thinking of doing a fire walk (walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers) later in the year for our Charity. Am I mad!!
I am not sure how safe that will be or how I will cope with the fear about stepping out and doing it. There will be some training, I will be supervised, and I will be with other people.
Sometimes life can feel like this. Stepping out to do something for the first time can feel hard, daunting and scary, especially if we are doing it on our own.
If you feel like trying something new, we would love to see you at Hope trust, why not step out, you can be sure of a warm welcome, with no hot coals or fire walking in sight!
We would love you to come along to one of our regular sessions at Hope Trust on a Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. You can find out more about Hope Trust on T: 01394 272592, M:
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How do you feel about learning something new? Does it fill you with delight or bring you out in an anxious sweet? Perhaps it brings back really good memories of all the things you enjoyed learning at school, did you enjoy the sciences and maths or art and pottery or other more practical lessons like woodwork and cookery?
Or do those memories of school and learning give you very unpleased flash backs of trying, and failing, to learn times tables, or periodic table and quadratic equations?
I definitely have mixed memories of learning at school, some things I definitely struggled with like English and spelling. I am dyslexic, or neurodivergent, so my brain works a little differently around words to most people. This was not something I found helpful when I was at school, but as I got older, I have realised its just a part of me, it makes me who I am, and because my brain is wired differently, I have other creative skills and abilities that come easily to me, that others can struggle with.
I love learning new things now, new craft skills, woodwork, yoga (I will let you know how I get on with that one) Apparently learning new things or relearning old skills or hobbies is really good for our emotional, mental and physical health. We have lots of people who come to Hope Trust who have never played games like rumikub or quwerle, who have a go and and love them. Enjoy the challenge, the winning and loosing! The banter, chat and challenge. Some people enjoy doing the crafts and creating something from nothing using their hands.
We are all different in lots of ways, its part of what makes us special, but we are all the same in others, and we all need other people. Trying and learning new thigs can be challenging but it can be really good fun and good for us, especially when we are doing it with others who are cheering us on. So why not come along and try rumikub or quwerle( other games are available) you might just get hooked!
You can find out more about Hope Trust on T: 01394 272592, M: 07845 202 112
Tracy Haskins, Charity Manager