Reflective/Discussion Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Child therapy
Happy Little Girl


By Josie Whitehead

Don't Dwell on the Negatives

You’re lucky in life if all has been well

     And bad things never happen to you,

But for most of us, living our lives on this earth,

     This won’t be as life’s been for you.


But today has arrived and a new dawn begins

     So stride out there to grasp all that’s good.

Seize the chance that awaits you and bravely set out

     On a day that will be as it should.


Rid yourself of destructive and negative thoughts;

    Fill your life with some sunshine, and smile,

For, with happiness now bringing joy to your world,

     You will surely find life’s more worthwhile.

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'The process of dwelling on past events that can't be changed is called rumination.’

Examples include repeating in your mind negative experiences in the past, replaying conversations, dwelling on injuries or injustices or asking seemingly unanswerable questions such as ‘why me?’ The key in all instances of rumination is that the person in question gets 'stuck' on a single subject, experience or emotion.

If this happens to you, remember you are not unusual.  Rumination happens to everyone - and especially to me.  Josie