Some of you may be familiar with it, but some of you may not, so let me give you a quick "googled" definition.
It reads: "providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions."
Now the reason for the quick trip into dictionary corner, is I wanted to explain why the blog is back!
Throughout my recovery from the brain injury I suffered in 2013, I have found many "coping mechanisms" to deal with it.
As I have mentioned before, "routine" is a very powerful one - doing the same things over and over until my battered memory banks get my head around something again.
I have also told you about the effective breathing technique I have used to calm myself down when my emotions have overrun me - which sounds like I am in labour!
But one of my favourites - and I think, one of the healthiest - is writing, in particular this blog.
As I have previously explained before, I had/have never written a blog before - probably because I considered them "too cool", "too hip", or "too cutting edge" - whereas anyone who knows me, would definitely never use any of those words to describe me in a million years!
But being a journalist, I have always believed in the power of the written word.
Therefore, I am extremely happy to announce the return of this blog!
If this was a song by 1990s American boyband "The Backstreet Boys" (embarrassingly showing my age and musical tastes!!), you could shoehorn it into one of their songs called "Backstreet's Back", but instead use the words: "The Blog Is Back!"
Great! Now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all morning!!
Also, another reason for the return of the blog (now I've got Mark Morrison's song "Return Of The Mack" stuck in my head!), is mine and Amy's lives have moved on a tad, and we wanted to keep/enjoy having a record of our adventures.
Amy has previously described this blog as "an online memory shelf" for us, which I think is an absolutely wonderful description.
Finally, if I'm truly honest with myself, I don't think I had properly finished saying everything I wanted to say on not only my recovery, but brain injuries in general.
Let me use a sporting analogy: "leave everything out on the field!"
So expect some more blog posts on here, because this blog was really here for me throughout my brain injury, therefore I'm hoping it will be there for my next step of life/recovery - whatever that might be!
Some of you may be thinking, this blog is rather limited or "niche" (trying to tackle the tricky subject of a brain injury) - but don't worry, my wonderful wife has already outlined a "blog schedule"!