Carol Annes Poetry Challenge for The Bee

Hello everybody, so lovely to be part of this great blog. I am very excited especially about this project that Carol Anne and I are starting today:

Once a week Carol Anne will give me a prompt and I will write a poem to it.

I love writing poetry and don’t do it nearly enough. That is why this project is so wonderful.

This week Carol Anne challenged me to write about “heal and recovery” and that is quite curious because I wrote a poem about my feelings as an abused child (trigger warning) for the German poetry project I take part in every November. You can find it here.

a beacon
Far away
His steps on the stairs
Tormented us

Hope and healing
Healing and hope

Far away
These beacons then.

And even though
We slip back
Into these
… moments

I light
These beacons
Every day!

Feel free to write your own poem about “Heal and recovery”. Let us know about it and we come and visit your post. Have fun and thanks for reading.

A Hello From Bee

Hello Everybody, my name is Bee Halton and some of you might know me from “The Bee Writes…” and “Bee SelfCaring”. Carol Anne introduced me yesterday but I thought I say a couple of words too. Carol Anne was so kind to answer the Proust Questionnaire on my blog so I thought I do the same for “Therapy Bits” and I do that first.

What is “The Proust” Questionnaire?

(Some links in this entry are in German)

In the 19th century, there has been a kind of party game which meant that guests had to answer a list of questions in the host’s guestbook. Marcel Proust answered it twice in his life and after a while, it got accredited to him.

A similar questionnaire is regularly seen on the back of Vanity Fair answered by celebrities. They even launched an interactive version in 2009.  The magazine of the German newspaper FAZ asks celebrities for years to answer it too.

So here are my answers:


Where do you want to live?

Exactly where I live. I was born in the South of Germany but always wanted to live in the Uk and close to the sea. Both are the case where my husband, his children and our rescue greyhound Sherky and I live. I believe North Norfolk is the best place to live in the whole wide world. Well, maybe Glastonbury would do too. And Ireland, of course. And Sweden….. Oh dear… 😉

What is perfect bliss for you?


I am not quite sure there is only one answer to that for me. But one answer certainly is to travel with the husband, his children and our dog wherever the road leads us…

Which fault do you excuse the easiest?

There are no faults. Just lessons we have to learn. (Well, at least that is what I try to teach myself 😉 )


What is the biggest disaster for you?


Losing loved ones

Your favourite characters in a novel?


There are sooooo many: Pipi Longstocking, Sam Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings”, Herman in “The Magicians Curse” (she’s a girl by the way 🙂 ), Georgia in “Georgia Pine”…

Your favourite figure in history?


Rosa Parks

Your favourite hero/heroine in real life?


My gran, my mum, my step-mom, my mother-in-law and all ladies who make a difference in our lives

Your favourite painter?



Your favourite author?


Too many to mention :-): J. R. R. Tolkien, Linda G. Hill, Cheryl Fassett, Regina Puckett…

Your favourite composer?


Mozart and Vivaldi

Which quality do you appreciate the most in a woman?


Kindness and honesty

Which quality do you appreciate the most in a man?


Kindness and honesty

Your favourite virtue?


Your favourite activity?


One that is too rude to talk about but otherwise reading and writing

Who or what would you like to be?


A blogger who can earn an income with her writing

Your main characteristic?


Red-haired ~ ginger!!!!!!!

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?


Kindness and honesty

Your biggest fault?


Acting without thinking

Your dream of happiness?


A world in which colour of skin, land of origin and religion doesn’t matter and all can live a life that makes them happy

Your favourite colour?


Red and Green

Your favourite flower?


Rose, Marigold and Sunflower

Your favourite bird?


Crow and Owl

Your favourite poet?


Erich Fried

What do you hate the most?


Bigots and Hypocrites

Which historical figure do you hate the most?


Any leader who doesn’t give a damn about his/her followers

Which is your favourite reform?


Any that made life easier for all of us

Which natural talent would you like to have?



How do you want to die?


Oops another rude one but otherwise while sleeping

Your current state of mind?


Happy and terrified at the same time

Your motto?


Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
– Doris Lessing


So, who am I otherwise? If only I knew LOL well, I am a blogger and self-care explorer who tries to make a living with a new blog. I have left my day job in March and were looking for a new job ever since. It didn’t work out so I decided to make my passion “blogging” and “self-care exploring” my new career. I am currently building up a page that leads to my mug shop, to my stock photos as well as a new blog that concentrates on easy and affordable self-care. Let’s see where that leads.

And I am also a wife, step-mum, rescue greyhound mum, poetess and a European immigrant to the UK. I might be more than one but I will be exploring this idea more in debt in further posts for Carol Anne and all the others.  I might be a writer, am definitely a spiritual person and I love to make the people around me happy. And I am looking forward to getting to know you all!!!

A new contributor to the therapy bits blog!

I’d like to introduce you all to bee, from the bee writes!
You can find her blog over at:

and her new blog, the bee creates is here…
Bee is now going to be a regular contributor to my blog!
Welcome her on bord guys!
She has much to say and much to write which I am so looking forward to!

Welcome to therapy bits Bee!



Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is point. Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what youre going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry it doesnt matter. Just let the words carry you along until youre ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say Write about dogs; the prompt will be more like, Make your first sentence a question, Begin with the word The, or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! Its important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write This post is part of SoCS: and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If youre self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other persons blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If youre the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, which youll find below the Like button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if youd like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers youll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post SoCS and/or #SoCS for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Cooking! I opened a cookery book! I landed on the word cooking!

So cooking. Mom and me are going to cook this weekend. Not sure what we’ll make yet. We may make a chilli, or some butternut squash and carrot soup.

I have some slimming world recipe books in braille. I told mom I’d call out some of the recipes to her that is when I decide on what to make. That way I am helping too!

I love spending time with mom doing the cooking. We make lovely food, have quality mother daughter time, and most important, I have healthy food to eat for the week!

Now that I’m steadily losing weight again, I wanna keep it that way!

I am going to go now and look through my recipe book, comfort collection! See what comfort food I can come up with to make!