‘Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again’ – Thich Nhal Hanh There is plenty of research out there to tell us that slow breathing can help us in so many ways. It’s great for controlling anxiety, helping with panic attacks, lowering blood pressure and… Continue reading Just breathe
My 100th post!
‘The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust’ – Jason Calacanis Wow! When I started my blog two years ago, I really didn’t know what I was doing! I’d never even read a blog, let alone knew how to write one. I didn’t know if anyone would be interested in my ramblings or my tiny… Continue reading My 100th post!
A new puppy
‘Live as puppies do; like everything in life is an adventure’ – anonymous For those of you who know me, this may come as a bit of a surprise, but then maybe it won’t! Who knows? For those of you who don’t me, I can tell you that I have never owned a furry pet.… Continue reading A new puppy
Exercise Snacking – fast but effective exercise
‘Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible’ – Audrey Hepburn I’m not a fan of exercise. Maybe I’m inherently lazy or maybe it’s because I don’t really know what to do, but exercising does not rate highly in a list of things I enjoy or as part of my day to day life.… Continue reading Exercise Snacking – fast but effective exercise
How to stay young
‘Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength’ – Betty Friedan OK, perhaps the title is a little ambitious, after all the clock keeps on ticking for us all and time seems to go in a flash. However, studies have shown that there are things we can all do, beyond… Continue reading How to stay young
Quotes about creativity
‘Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones’ – Bruce Garrabrandt Someone once said to me that anyone can draw. I didn’t really believe it at the time and I’m still not entirely convinced but what I do know is that if we feel creative we… Continue reading Quotes about creativity
‘To keep the body in good health is a duty . . . otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear’ – Buddha As it was Valentine’s Day this week and February is National Heart Month in the UK, it seems right to have a post about keeping our heart… Continue reading Heart health
An apple a day . . .
‘Don’t be afraid to go out a limb – that’s where the fruit is’ – Mark Twain We all know the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ (credited to Benjamin Franklin) but it appears that it’s not just a generalised thing about eating more fruit, apples really do have super powers! I… Continue reading An apple a day . . .
Climb Every Mountain
‘The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective’ – Al Neuharth Recently the husband of a friend of mine climbed to Everest Base Camp. He literally climbed a mountain! Whilst most of us will never do anything as ambitious as that, I do think that the quote above is very true. Whilst… Continue reading Climb Every Mountain
Bringing Colour into our Lives
‘Pink isn’t just a colour, it’s an attitude!’ – Miley Cyrus Have you ever thought about the colours you wear and the impact they have, both on you and others around you? Do you tend to wear light or bright clothes when things are going well and darker ones when things are not so good?… Continue reading Bringing Colour into our Lives