How are you doing over in your house? Are you finding your new normal yet? We are generally okay over here. We are healthy and we are keeping busy. My son is teaching my daughter and I the drums. We are working in the garden. I am creating activity packs and videos … Continue reading Emotions in lockdown. When the ‘Wobbles’ come to visit.
Last night I found myself flicking through a magazine whilst waiting to chat to my partner over FaceTime I currently have a pile of Psychologies magazines after signing up for a subscription a year ago. My plan was to take time each week to sit and read a magazine. This unfortunately didn’t happen … Continue reading Looking for my Core Values
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.
Whilst at Blenheim Palace I was lucky enough to meet the author Terry Milne. Terry was signing and talking about her book ‘Charlie Star’. Charlie Star is a little dog with larger problems. Charlie sometimes struggles with anxious thoughts and finds he needs to follow routines and habits of counting actions in order … Continue reading ‘Charlie Star’ by Terry Milne