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April 19, 2017

I woke feeling grumpy, had a rubbish sleep, probably a bit hormonal. (I was, as it turned out, but there was more to it than that.)
 

Today is the day I have promised myself I'll finish painting my new office at home. It's a great incentive as I'm so looking forward to...

March 8, 2017

If you'd asked me a couple of years ago what I'd be doing now, I wouldn't have believed it. I've always had a fairly cautious approach to my career, which has been shaped a lot by being the main earner for the past 20 years, since my husband Alan was medically retired...

January 6, 2017

I’ve been clearing out the spare room to turn it into a space for work and relaxation, and came across one of our family’s favourite books. When my kids were younger, we used to snuggle up at bedtime and have exciting adventures going through the well-worn pages.

There...

November 10, 2016

Hindsight is a great thing. We often realise later on that we could have, or should have, gone for the things we really wanted to make happen. Particularly as we mature and begin to understand what we really want from life, the drive becomes stronger. Perhaps the kids...

November 3, 2016

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot" 

Michael Altschuler 

Do you often find yourself saying "there aren't enough hours in the day" or find life hectic because you just feel "too busy"?

Our beliefs and perceptions have a huge impact on the resu...

July 26, 2016

 "Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living." Unknown  

You may recognise this quote if you've been at one of my Resilience workshops, or from my blog last year about my husband’s MS and how it has impacted our lives. I wrote it straight from the hea...

June 3, 2016

Wellbeing is a word I find tricky. It seems to have a soft-and-fluffy image and hold perceptions that it's either something you're 'into' or you're not. Or that it's about being physically well....or not. I think there’s a lot more to it than that. As the world wakes u...

May 20, 2016

Sometimes life throws challenges at us when we least expect it. There can be upset and harm to people we care about, as well as ourselves. These are often the most defining moments which have potential for personal growth, even though we would never choose the events w...

February 21, 2015

At a recent Mindfulness event in Glasgow, I was inspired by a touching story about a lady in her seventies who decided to go on an open-top bus tour of the city. After living there all her life, the main thing she said she enjoyed and appreciated about it was 'learning...

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