Solace Blog

Xmas Blues

Every year for the past 27 years the months leading up to Christmas triggers mixed emotions. Thankfully they get less as time passes but I do understand a revert’s experience of Christmas blues. It used to be a big celebration in our house. Every year we’d have people...

The Miracle of Light

The Miracle of Light

By Aliya Vaughan Imagine walking through life in total darkness; void of all cheer, purpose and meaning. This was me in my early twenties, a time when life should have been exciting and fulfilling. I did have fleeting moments of ‘happiness,’ but most of my memories...

The Miracle In My Story

The Miracle In My Story

My name is Romina. I am the youngest of 8 children in an Afghan “pathan” family that lived in southern Africa and came to the UK when I was just under two years old. We didn’t have lots of spare money growing up- we never ate out and often went to...