Birthday reflections

‘And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years’ – Abraham Lincoln It’s my birthday this weekend. It’s not a big one but I’m at an age where I can’t actually believe I’m as old as I am! Of course, none of us know how… Continue reading Birthday reflections

Rainbows, health and happiness

‘Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain’ – from the film Baby Driver, (mis)quoting Dolly Parton I love rainbows – they signify new beginnings, sunshine after rain, good things to come and, perhaps most importantly, hope. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the rainbow became a symbol of… Continue reading Rainbows, health and happiness

10 ways to improve your sleep

‘Having peace, happiness and healthiness is my definition of beauty and you can’t have any of that without sleep’ – Beyonce Someone recently told me to ‘prioritise sleep’. That really hit home. I don’t prioritise sleep, in fact I deliberately delay going to bed quite often. I sabotage my own sleep. That must be the… Continue reading 10 ways to improve your sleep

Friendship Quotes

‘A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be’ – Douglas Pagels (American Author) We all need friends, they support us, listen endlessly, make us laugh, keep us company and are there through life’s ups and downs. I am fortunate to have some amazing… Continue reading Friendship Quotes

The Mediterranean Diet revisited

‘When you don’t know what to do, try something. If that doesn’t work, try something else’ – Richard Russo (American Novelist) A few weeks ago I wrote about my decision to try the Mediterranean Diet in an attempt to tackle stubborn belly fat. You can find the post here if you missed it: https://wordpress.com/post/happyhealthymeajourney.com/506 Basically… Continue reading The Mediterranean Diet revisited

What we think, we become (so keep your thoughts positive!)

‘I’ve had a lot of worries in my life and most of them never happened’ – Mark Twain Do you sometimes tell yourself that something bad is going to happen? Or something you’re looking forward to is bound to go wrong? Do you overthink things? Maybe you even look for problems that aren’t there. Overthinking… Continue reading What we think, we become (so keep your thoughts positive!)

The tiny tweaks update

‘If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way’ – Martin Luther King If you have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that it’s all about the tiny tweaks. Sometimes it’s the little things we can do to improve our health through diet or fitness, sometimes… Continue reading The tiny tweaks update

Taking action!

‘If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done’ – Bruce Lee About 10 years ago I decided to take a food allergy test. One of those ones where you prick your finger and post the blood sample off and get back detailed information about the foods you are… Continue reading Taking action!

Quotes to get you smiling!

‘If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours’ – Dolly Parton I love a positive quote! You might have noticed that from my other posts which all start with one! I find that whatever mood I am in, I can always find a quote to match it. Sometimes they make me… Continue reading Quotes to get you smiling!

Can I achieve a flat stomach with the Mediterranean Diet?

‘Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food’ – Hippocrates Like many people I have put on weight since lockdown began in March 2020. A mixture of not going out much, having more takeaways and drinking more alcohol haven’t helped! Also working from home (in the kitchen) meant I was way too… Continue reading Can I achieve a flat stomach with the Mediterranean Diet?