Blog posts

How I learned to manage stress after burning out

Today, November 3, is National Stress Awareness Day. It was set up by the International Stress Management Association to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it. This is a subject very close to my heart. Part of the reason I ended up starting this blog in the first [...]

This too shall pass

This saying used to annoy me but over time I have come to realise how powerful it is in its simplicity. Last year I did a 21 day abundance challenge with Deepak Chopra and in it he shared a parable about this concept. It went like this... This too shall pass parable There was a [...]

Have a little hope

Let's face it, we all need a little hope right now. I don't know about you but, as we approach the end of 2020, I am feeling a little flat and drained by living through such a strange year. Although it feels like Groundhog Day it also feels as if I have blinked and missed [...]

Just keep swimming

When I moved back to the coast 20 months ago, one of the things I wanted to do was to start swimming in the sea, but I was afraid. I love the water. Watching it and listening to the sound of the waves is one of my favourite things in the world, yet I’m also [...]

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

Apologies to anyone who read that title and now has a Tammy Wynette ear worm. But sometimes it is just hard to be a woman - particularly when it comes to our bodies and our hormones. Now, perhaps when I reach a higher spiritual place I will just sit down on a monthly basis and [...]

Why I’m so grateful to be sober today

Last night I was out and was chatting with some friends/colleagues about my old drinking days. I haven’t had a drink now in 4 years and 8 months and I’m just so used to being out sober now, it seems weird to think that I never used to be able to go out without drinking [...]

Following your gut

Gut instinct. It’s underrated in my opinion. My gut has always been very sensitive and I have strong physical reactions in there to emotional situations. My gut instinct has always been strong and it’s never steered me wrong - when I’ve listened to it. But before I found mindfulness I spent years suppressing it and [...]