Nothing Lasts

Nothing Lasts

‘Nothing Lasts’. Does that title make you feel sad? Does it sound negative to you? Is it the sort of remark you expect from someone who is bitter and regretful? Do you imagine only someone who had been hurt/disappointed/rejected/abandoned would say it? The source of...
Self-Care First

Self-Care First

There are lots of reasons why people get stressed and anxious but recently I keep hearing the same thing from the clients I see. They are suffering from overwhelm because they care for others to the extent that they don’t have enough time to care for themselves....
The Art of Missing

The Art of Missing

Lucky I am lucky that I have a partner that I love spending time with. For more than eight years, we worked together and lived together, something that other couples told us would be their worst nightmare but it suited us. We travelled the world, sharing experiences...
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Yesterday, I wrote about life’s uncertainty in the morning and in the afternoon it was affirmed – several times! I’ve also written about my (non)sense of direction this too was confirmed beyond any possible doubt! Lost again BUT found in a wonderful...
The Uncertainty of Certainty

The Uncertainty of Certainty

Some people seek certainty I understand why people want more certainty in their life. It’s comforting to be able to rely on things being exactly as you predict they will be. This could be the basics like where you live, work and who your friends are or having certain...
Just Unsubscribe

Just Unsubscribe

Email is a wonderful way to connect and keep in touch with people, arrange your car insurance, be reminded of meetings, get news and updates and much more. Downside It also has the ability to overwhelm us. I know people who regularly have over 2,000 unopened emails in...
Who Shall I Be ?

Who Shall I Be ?

I don’t often had bad dreams but last night was an exception (probably because of the medication I took to help deal with the effects of the wasp sting).  It wasn’t a nightmare as such but it was disturbing and I woke up with an unpleasant feeling....
The Sting

The Sting

Last month I stood on a wasp, an action I recommend others avoid at all costs. I felt the sting and it hurt, a lot, like being electrocuted and burned with a cigarette at the same time. I had my hands full at the time and although my instinct was to drop everything...
A Master of Some

A Master of Some

I expect you know the adage ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’ and maybe you think it is apt and wise advice – I disagree. Ten thousand hour rule Yes, in order to master something you need to practice it a lot. According to Malcolm Gladwell, this is 10,000 hours if...
Different Kinds of Courage

Different Kinds of Courage

As I shared in a previous ‘thought‘, I love BBC radio. One of my favourite programmes is Desert Island Discs, where each week a guest ‘castaway’ is interviewed about their life by the wonderfully. talented Kirsty Young. They are asked to choose...
Self Beliefs

Self Beliefs

Until I was 27 years old, I thought that socks came in left and right versions. I can’t remember how I discovered that this isn’t the case, I think it was because I said something about my sock being uncomfortable because it was on the wrong foot and...
A (non)sense of Direction

A (non)sense of Direction

One day last week my daughter rang me and said “There is a programme on the radio about people who go on holiday and end up in the wrong place. You should ring them“. “Oh, I said  `’Do you mean about the time we got stuck in the White Apache...