Is Rehab the Perfect Sanctuary?!

Is Rehab the Perfect Sanctuary?!

I have just spent a week in a Rehab. That’s a phrase that grabs attention but to be more accurate I have been staying at a luxury Rehab and Wellness centre in Chaing Mai, Thailand, experiencing their ‘Executive Burnout’ Programme. The purpose of the...
Valentine’s Day – What’s Love Got to do With It?

Valentine’s Day – What’s Love Got to do With It?

Valentine’s Day. Is it something you eagerly anticipate? A time when you are lavished with gifts and cards, when you are the centre of attention for your many admirers or significant other? Or, is it a cruel reminder of how you’re still single, or separated now, on...
Surviving in the Sea of Grief

Surviving in the Sea of Grief

When people you love suffer bereavement it can be a struggle to find the right words to say (if indeed words can help in any way). This is one situation where there is no solution because the simple truth is that there is loss, pain and heartache and no person can...
Brief Encounter of the Real Kind

Brief Encounter of the Real Kind

There are people we meet in life who make a lasting impression on us, teach us things and act as future role models. They may be teachers, colleagues friends and even strangers. I suspect that they will probably never know the positive difference they made –...
Black Friday Blues

Black Friday Blues

It was ‘Black Friday’ yesterday, I don’t know what colour it is today, maybe it’s yellow, or maybe it depends on the sort of day you are having? A new occasion I don’t remember Black Friday existing when I was a child. Only in the last...
Sorry Vanessa!

Sorry Vanessa!

More on Artist’s Way On the theme of Julia Cameron – during one of her sessions at the Writer’s Workshop, we were asked to think about our inner critic. I was pleased to work on unmasking this cowardly voice that lives deep inside my unconscious...
Good Morning – Pages

Good Morning – Pages

I have a feeling that this may be a long post or post that becomes a series of posts because that’s what happens when I am inspired. Hearing words I recently attended a Hay House event, the Writer’s Workshop, in Bristol, UK. One of my main reasons to...
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...