I enjoy celebrations. I enjoy specific days in the year where we celebrate. Christmas, Easter, Shrove Tuesday, New Year, Halloween, birthdays, Bonfire Night and Valentine’s Day. I love them all. But it isn’t the reason we celebrate that is important for me, it is the celebration itself. I love the opportunity … Continue reading Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, it is for everyone who loves.
“An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.” I like this quote, it aligns nicely with another analogy I use “You have to fit your own oxygen mask before helping others.” If you don’t look after yourself helping others is going to become increasingly difficult. When we … Continue reading “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.”
I am currently taking part in the ‘Exploring What Matters’ course run by Action for Happiness. The courses aim is to bring people together to explore the issues that really matter for a happy and meaningful life. It is designed to help foster a more positive and caring society. Last week we … Continue reading 10 Keys to Happier Living
Do you meditate? If so how do you practice your meditation? For years I didn’t meditate thinking I needed to sit crossed legged, on a hard floor, in complete silence, with my eyes closed for an hour or so. It didn’t seem practical, possible or appealing. It wasn’t until I discovered Headspace … Continue reading What is stopping you from meditating?
For me January is like sleep. Most of us like sleep, relishing a nice long lie in on a Sunday morning. What if we thought of January and February in this way? As a long lie in? We should really start each year being kind to ourselves. Start the year slowly, waking up from … Continue reading January blues? Here’s how I beat mine….
I have 4 tons of aggregate sitting in bags on my driveway. In a moment I am going to start the task of wheelbarrowing it down the stairs by my front door and into my back garden. My cat has just opened one eye. I have half of my kitchen surfaces covered in handmade … Continue reading Be more cat…
The last two weeks have been challenging. Many extra Christmas activities, rugby injuries, tight finances and writing self-doubt clogged up my brain and wore away at my resilience. Towards the end of last week I found myself driving, I approached a roundabout and could not for the life of me remember where I … Continue reading Those aarrgghh moments: Using life’s challenges to model emotional resilience for our children.