The Happy Starfish

Living Mindfully & Celebrating Health, Happiness & Peaceful Living

The Mouse Roared

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I wrote a 100 word story for my fiction blog this week after being provided with a photo to inspire me.

I wanted to also share it here: –



My family called me the mouse. Doctors appointments made me tremble, swimming lessons terrified me and school constricted my stomach, pushing it up until it stuck in my throat.

Loving you took no courage at all. Losing you nearly broke me.

I stood looking at the ‘X’ below. ‘Are you ready?’ asked the instructor. I turned and nodded at the group behind me. Our Cancer Research t-shirts cloaked our fear.

I jump. I imagine myself flying into your arms, touching your face and kissing your lips one last time. I pull my harness and float towards the ground.

I am fearless.


It’s so cliched to say ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but absolutely true. In the wise words of Winnie the Pooh “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A quote to clutch tightly to your hearts and carry with you, wherever you go.


Author: thehappystarfish - living mindfully

Louise Jensen is an award winning Naturopathic Kinesiologist, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Nutritional Therapist, and is certified in many other therapies, including the Mind Detox Method (as featured on Discovery Health) where she graduated from the Mind Detox Academy in record time. Louise has overcome living with a disability and has 13 years experience helping others to heal, and shares her experiences through freelance writing. In 2012, Louise co-created The Happy Starfish, dedicated to celebrating health, happiness and peaceful living. Louise offers Mindfulness Coaching via workshops and Skype and specialises in anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

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