These morning blogs ‘thoughts’ are  shared publicly if anyone cares to read them.

Why I write them is described  (the day I got a virtual typewriter) here 

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...

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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....

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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...

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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 world....

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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...

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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...

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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. Drifting As I lay...

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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...

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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...

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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 eight records that they...

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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 everyone laughed...

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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 Mountains and had to stay...

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I May be an Alien?!

I am a great fan of Facebook (when used maturely) and I’m sure to write about this another time. BUT yesterday, for the first time, I read something mildly disturbing on it – I may be an alien! Actually, it made me smile and it is an interesting article. But not a...

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What Was That?

Last night I was fast asleep last night when I was woken by a large ‘SQUEAK!’ It was right in my ear and my first thought was ‘Mouse!’ I yelled loudly enough to wake up Iain who had heard nothing but he very kindly and patiently had a quick look underneath the bed and...

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Why do I share my thoughts?

Writing for one The question, of why I share my thoughts, is a question for me solely because I don’t expect or encourage or need anyone to read these (mostly) daily thoughts. I write them because I enjoy the experience of writing, and in particular, writing in flow,...

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Starting the day – stupid!

Stupid - I’m not the only one (?) I have just wasted the good part of 10 minutes searching for the source of the beep. The beep in this case was a very tiny sound that was reminiscent of a mine-sweeper from some black and white movie I saw once. It appeared to be...

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Lessons from Eddie Izzard

My recent conversion I have recently converted to idea of listening to audio books. I’ve dabbled in listening to audio podcasts but never audio books before. I decided to read something that wasn’t in the category ‘Positive Psychology’, which is what I usually read...

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My Relationship with Auntie

I started to listen to Radio 4 in my childhood and established a life-long habit that brings me great pleasure. Radio 4 At school, I would sit cross-legged on the floor with my classmates and listen to David Kossoff tell stories from the bible. He was a wonderful...

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Are we all inherently selfish?

A hypothetical question? I ask the question and yet, I instinctively feel the answer is yes. We may not act selfishly, in fact we may live a life of sheer altruism, but unconsciously the individual comes first. So therefore, what some of us are very good at, is...

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