What are you #waiting for?

As we notice the seasons change, we become conscious of the passing of time – maybe you’ve been waiting for something to happen. We spend so much of our lives waiting … for the bus… to pick up the kids…for the kettle to boil… for the weekend… for the winter... for new year… We often … Continue reading What are you #waiting for?

#thirteenthings to teach my teenagers

As parents we never stop wanting the best for our kids – our relationship changes and evolves as we all grow older and wiser, but we still want to help them learn and develop. We helped them learn how to walk and feed themselves, to ride a bike, to manage their pocket money and mind … Continue reading #thirteenthings to teach my teenagers

#Thanksgiving a bunch!

As Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA,  it reminds us all that we can perhaps, no matter how difficult things are, find little ways to practice gratitude. Research into psychology shows a clear correlation between happiness and the practice of noticing things to be thankful for in your life  – even when you may not … Continue reading #Thanksgiving a bunch!

Make your own luck, with the shamrock

Traditionally on St Patrick’s Day, the shamrock with its three leaves is used as a metaphor to represent the Christian trinity… NOT to be confused with the elusive four-leaf clover which represents good luck!  How can the shamrock inspire us on the road to recovery? Given that we are known for having “the Luck of … Continue reading Make your own luck, with the shamrock

How to give up “giving up”!

If you’re a plant, you need water, food, the right kind of soil as well as sunlight and a certain amount of warmth to grow. You need to develop a sturdy root system to support your growth in the longer term. The seasoned gardeners among us will agree that they certainly aren't thinking about what … Continue reading How to give up “giving up”!

Three rules you can break any day

We all have our golden rules, often ones that we aren’t even consciously aware of. However it can be a problem for us when we find that our rules aren’t serving us well. Here are just three that you might need to rethink from time to time… or on any given day you might want … Continue reading Three rules you can break any day

Three gifts to minimise stress this Christmas

It’s Christmas morning - you’ve got 17 people coming for dinner, including your elderly uncle who always turns up late;  the electricity has been cut off due to the storms; your carefully stocked freezer is about to go into meltdown, and so are you! How can you maintain your sanity amidst this madness? Yes, military … Continue reading Three gifts to minimise stress this Christmas