‘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

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)