‘One kind word can warm three winter months’ – Japanese Proverb We’ve always known that warmth makes us feel better – a hot water bottle to ease back or stomach ache, a warm bath to soothe aching muscles, a hot cup of cocoa on a cold night or a hot tub session to de-stress are… Continue reading Hot Tubs and Hot Water Bottles
A strange day and a different blog
‘Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom’ – Queen Elizabeth II I’m writing this the day after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died after an amazing 70 years on the throne and a lifetime of loyal and dedicated service to her people. Our Queen was 96 and… Continue reading A strange day and a different blog
‘True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from’ – Brianna Wiest Everywhere I look recently there seems to be something about self-care. It’s clearly an important thing to do for both mental and physical health, but what does it actually… Continue reading Self-Care
Do you need more energy?
‘Doubt is simply lack of energy. Doubt comes when the energy is low. When you are high in energy, where is the doubt?’ – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Asking whether we want more energy is probably a daft question! After all, who doesn’t? Most of us struggle sometimes. We might feel sluggish or as… Continue reading Do you need more energy?
A New Five Second Rule?
‘You can’t control how you feel. But you can always choose how you act’ – Mel Robbins (The 5 Second Rule) I read an article today which talked about the five second rule. Not the one where if you drop something on the floor, it’s fine to eat it as long as you pick it… Continue reading A New Five Second Rule?
How to succeed on a dating site
‘The goal of online dating is to get offline as quickly as possible’ – Amy Webb As we emerged from the enforced hiding as a result of the pandemic, dating sites have seen a surge of interest. People are deciding that now is the time to meet someone, perhaps because they have found being on… Continue reading How to succeed on a dating site
Life Lessons with Vincent Van Gogh!
‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’ – Vincent Van Gogh Last week I went to the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition in London’s East End with my youngest son’s girlfriend. He might not be an obvious person to give us suggestions to live a long, healthy and happy life given… Continue reading Life Lessons with Vincent Van Gogh!
Tolerance and Reality TV
‘Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them’ – Joseph E. Osborne I have a confession . . . I enjoy reality tv. Well, let me clarify that! Not the scripted programmes like Made in Chelsea, Geordie Shore, Desperate Housewives or The Only… Continue reading Tolerance and Reality TV
Keeping it Clean
‘Trauma is a result of an overwhelming sense of danger, powerlessness, and fear. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered, and supported’ No, not a post about housework! Clean Language – what do you think when you read that? Maybe you think it means not swearing or saying something rude. That’s a good start… Continue reading Keeping it Clean
Tiny tweaks to health and happiness – the journey so far (part 2)
‘It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward’ – Proverb When I started my blog, my aim was to demonstrate and share how tiny tweaks can make a big difference. I wanted to focus on the things which have helped… Continue reading Tiny tweaks to health and happiness – the journey so far (part 2)