Learning how to react positively to stress.

  In life our reactions to everything can be improved upon the more we learn about ourselves and our ability to handle situations. Nothing is worth making yourself ill over and without putting in to place some sort of structure and strategy to deal with stressful situations people can and do get ill by allowingContinue reading “Learning how to react positively to stress.”

New Shoes

I have dogs and live in the country. As a consequence, unless going out somewhere I usually spend my time running around wearing shirts, jeans and trainers. These are all clothes which are suitable and practical to brush off the dog hair and stay reasonably tidy and on my feet when walking and living withContinue reading “New Shoes”

Feeling sorry for myself ?

Self-Pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. Helen Keller Helen Keller became blind and deaf at the age of two and yet she still was able to go on to become an author, political activist, lecturer and was the first blind personContinue reading “Feeling sorry for myself ?”

Opening Doors

  I have three daughters who have all chosen to go to University to further their education before starting their careers. The youngest is just in her first year at university and loves her course. She has no idea yet where it will lead her and has no set career in mind at the momentContinue reading “Opening Doors”

Take a Chance

  It is really easy to give a million reasons why you have not achieved whatever it is that you had hoped for or why you haven’t pushed yourself for that new job, new relationship, new business the list could go on and often does. We get in to an easy habit of making excusesContinue reading “Take a Chance”

A different View

    A short time ago I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and took on something new, well new to me, Instagram. I was very apprehensive about posting pictures publically and feared getting daft or cheeky comments .Such a silly thing to be bothered about really, as what it would matterContinue reading “A different View”

Meeting your expectations.

I mentioned last week that my Mum was having to go through a period of adjustment and find a new home after 23 years living in her much loved upper flat. Somehow I fell in to the trap of thinking that as soon as she had come to terms with the idea of moving everythingContinue reading “Meeting your expectations.”

Moving on.

  All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. Anatole France   My Mum has lived for over twenty years in her much loved, large traditional flat. It has huge bayContinue reading “Moving on.”

A time to Change

    “Change isn’t easy…. changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That’s hard…When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.” Dean Koontz It is unfortunately very trueContinue reading “A time to Change”

A new beginning

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new. Sammy Hagar We can always decide to make a fresh start, we do not need to wait until it is our birthdays but it is nice to have a significant day to have as a focus for starting anew. The funny thing aboutContinue reading “A new beginning”