The other side of Fear.

Top of the morning to  you all!


It feels good to be able to type away with no  worrying about any trains or buses or rides to catch.

This weekend I get to catch up on reading your blogs -YAY!

I have missed you all so much. I can’t wait to throw myself into my  Masters.

I always feel  I come across so smug when I say it or type that word but I have worked my ass off to get to this point.

Proper catch up with as many of you as possible this weekend.

For those who know -I DID IT!


I am now able to officially and skillfully co -facilitate WRAP groups(  wellness recovery action plan program) to help people who have mental and physical issues or have had at one point,to  manage their lives- holistically.

It’s not a therapeutic based program. It’s truly a chance to revolutionize the way we  deal with our health in the current Diagnostic,clinical, prescriptive , doctor is always right  model we use.

erm.. I nearly didn’t do this program because I felt I wasn’t in a good place mentally or physically, however by going back to my own WRAP plan  ,

I remembered a few of my own wellness tools ( things that keep me well) . To share a few:


  • educating myself

  • putting myself out of my comfort zone ( public speaking alert/thinking on my feet/making myself vulnerable to empower others)

  •  volunteering my time to skill up and be a person who is an active part of my community and who is wanting to share my knowledge/experiences and pass information along with others.

     So, pushing myself by doing the WRAP facilitating mental health  recovery  program,  using the key concepts and ethics to show that  people who experience mental health( good and bad),  with support and  without judgement,  can find new ways of coping with life and their issues that empower and give them back the responsibility for their own mental/physical health.

    If that is what they want.

It is possible. I’ve seen it work over and over again. I work it.

It was heavy going. I was thinking on my feet a lot, not much time to prepare things ,put on the spot, practicing presenting skills, facilitating skills, listening skills.  There is so much I could put down.


I lost a lot of my self-confidence -3 months ago. On a positive note,by pushing myself and challenging myself to do this program at the next level, it has helped me find my inner confidence again, I’ve started to believe in myself again, I remember how far I have come. The future has  so much in store for me because I choose it to be that way.

I want this to be a really positive post.  I have these lyrics in my head: ‘don’t be negative (negative) just be positive (positive)’

  ha ha! How am I doing?


 Tbh. I am relieved the training is over. I can now concentrate on my next goal – my MA in creative writing. EEEK!

Then, I can start using extra hours in my Life to  help form a WRAP  community in Calderdale, U.K. ( which is where I currently live).

This is the wonderful group of individuals I had the opportunity to work with.  I have had their permission to put this pic up on my blog.


 Here is me with a bunch daisies I found in the garden .


I am going to end it on a  high.

I’m going to be  a bit selfish.

 Yesterday, we  (including the WRAP training facilitators who run the group) each  had a turn to write down our thoughts about each person we have worked with on the five-day training course, using strength-based feedback.


It’s not as cheesy as it sounds because I know I am my own worst critic and I know I am not alone in that.

This morning, I have read the comments people wrote on my name tent.  I’ve decided to reinforce these comments in my mind, by typing them into this post.

Yes, yes I am bigging myself up – no one else is going to do it.  My husband says  I need to blow my own trumpet. In his Yorkshire accent, he goes :

” Ya bloody earnt it.”  ha ha!

Here they are:

‘Tasha, you have a passion for growing and will be great helping others’

‘vulnerable but strong,empathetic,powerful,enthuisiatic,’

‘Tasha, you are an absolute star! Your openness and insight are inspiring. I feel priviliged to know you.x’

‘You are an inspiration to us all- your story is one of Strength and Hope. It has been a real pleasure working with you this week. Thank you x’

‘Tasha, your courage and Strength has been a shining light in this group.I have seen you listen, learn and grow.’

‘Tasha, you have shown strength and individuality. Keep on going’

‘Great to meet you, warm and friendly person’

‘Well done Tasha, for having the courage and Strength to complete the training course. You will be an asset to any facilliator team. Share yourself and your journey so far.’

‘You are a genuine individual. Never change x’

‘Natasha, I know you have had it hard.You are one strong, beautiful lady. Please look after yourself.x’

‘Tasha, your capacity to grow and learn means you are definitely   going too be a great facilliator. Your empathy stands out like a light’

‘Tasha, what a journey you have been on and I only know snippets. It’s clear to me you are a strong woman. I love your vibrancy and individuality.I also thought we made an awesome team x’

”Natasha, Don’t change who you are! Don’t doubt yourself ever again. You’ve shown kindess,compassion and consideration to everyone this week.I would love to stay in touch and see you again in the future.Girl done Good!. x 




About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Sep 16, 2016, in MY WORLD and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 52 Comments.

  1. Good job! Great post! Congratulations!

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  2. congrats and kudos indeed tasha!

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  3. Congratulations! Love your positive post 🙂

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  4. Hey Daisy. Yes I am still blogging. It appears in the Reader. Clicking on the man on the camel should take you to my profile page, and you SHOULD be able to find me from there. I’m always at Sounds like that pesky hwbryce the writer site is still giving people the bum steer. Still can’t find a way to fix it. I’m way overdue changing my page too. Thanks for you interest. Today I’m blogging about memory. Another Harry and Mary story.

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    • I have got into the habit of checking blogs via emails. I had a problem ( too slow) with WP feed and reading Blogs a while back. I’m getting back into the habit. Oh,and life has just got terribly busy again. A great thing and a aaaaaaaaargh! thing at the same time. I will come and check you out. Sometimes blogs only need great content. Heading over to yours for some good content. 🙂


      • Sorry. Late. Busy sending stuff to printer/publisher. Saw a recent comment from you that you tried clicking on my icon and was rewarded with an aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!! So sorry. Maybe I need a new icon. Well, I’ll need to rejig my whole site, what with the book coming out in the next few months. Thank you for your support. And I think that you are doing stellar work.


      • Hey, I just replied but I don’t see it here yet. – ?


    • Weird – I can’t comment on your posts. WP issues. Again! Need to sort it out. Yeah, illness sucks . Dementia – I like the humour you inject into MH . It’s funny but tragic. Not offensive. I think it is good to be able to laugh about life and what comes our way. Moderation ,right? I will sort WP out soon

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  5. Hi Daisy in the Willows. Hearty congratulations my friend. I, too, am so proud of you. Stay strong.

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  6. Wonderful! Wishing you all the best in delving into your MA in Creative Writing studies! Lovely and sincere comments from your colleagues! 🙂

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  7. And a “woohoo” towards your Masters!! Congrats.

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  8. Wow! This is awesome! I’m so proud of you for putting your heart and soul into this project. A

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  9. A @ moylomenterprises

    ” Ya bloody earnt it.” 
    Love it!!!
    Your hubby is right. You’ve worked hard. It’s ok to blow to your trumpet for a bit.

    I’ve found that delving into projects or focusing on helping others often helps us get out of whatever rot were in. But don’t forget to pamper yourself a bit like hubby said,
    ” Ya bloody earnt it.” 
    Congratulations on your achievement! Really happy for you ☺🌷

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  10. Well done Daisy ! Your hubby is right – Blow your own trumpet !!!! You deserve to, you deserve this. So proud of you, for everything you do. All the best for your MA. Have a good weekend. xxx

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    • Thank you,Lynne. He did say it in a Northern ( Yorkshire) accent. I wasn’t really sure if I had a choice. 😉 I I didn’t take on his advice who knows what sort of trouble I would be in. It took me a loooooooooong time to understand people in Yorkshire. For a while, it felt like every time someone spoke to me- just said hi or whatever -it sounded like they wanted to smash my head in. Ha ha! I am sort of joking. It takes a while to get used to. Have a great weekend.

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  11. You go girl
    Very powerful and inspiring
    It only takes one person to make a difference
    I always try to put my hand out when ever I can
    As always sheldon

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  12. Great outcomes you have achieved💖 Have a great weekend.

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  13. Inspiring post. Your work with WRAP and your desire to organize one in your own community is comendable. Great work my friend.

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  14. Top of the Day to you Luv! Be Well! Stay Well! Have a Super week-end. Hugs! ❤

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  15. Great read as always, great news and Congratulations, for the beautiful soul that you are, you do deserve this. 🙂 Cheers!

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  16. Good morning beautiful lady. GOOD luck on your masters and glad you found time to rest from such a busy life. I hope I have something worth your reading palette but if I don’t someone will. Enjoy your day

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