November 15, 2019

I think and talk a lot about kindness - self-kindness and self-compassion in particular. In my blurb about this blog I started 2 years ago, I say I’m on a journey towards self-compassion. Though kindness and self-compassion aren’t necessarily t...

October 10, 2019

It’s been a wee while since I’ve posted anything on this blog. I’ve blinked and summer disappeared. Late summer also seems to have come and gone in a flash, even though technically we’re still in this season. The nights are drawing in and thing...

July 15, 2019

I’m having an interesting summer so far this year. I haven’t slid into summer completely burnt out from the flurry of finishing off a semester and academic year, but I have just finished a year-long training course. So while I do need some rest...

May 30, 2019

A few weeks ago, it was mental health awareness week. Here in the UK, that meant people we’re tweeting, instagram-ing and Facebook-ing all about it. The Royals launched “Shout”, a “free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.”...

April 16, 2019

Have you heard yet that spring is here? I’d be quite surprised if you haven’t. As I’m becoming more mindful – and as I study seasonal yoga – I find myself noticing patterns in what’s happening in the world around me. So, much like I noticed the...

February 14, 2019

At this time of year, if you’re like me, your thoughts probably turn to love. Or, if you’re paying attention to advertising, your thoughts will likely turn to chocolate, flowers, gifts and/or holidays for your loved one. This is one time of yea...

January 14, 2019

New Year – New You! It’s what all the advertisers are shouting about just now, especially those advertising exercise and clothes. There’s also lots of help out there if you want to know to what to do in 2019, this new and fabulous year. A quick...

December 18, 2018

It’s not very often I see police ‘hubbub’ (a bunch of police cars and police-men and -women standing around with police dogs in tow) near me, but the other day it was there. I don’t know what was happening, but there was a bridge nearby and I f...

November 1, 2018

I’ve recently started a ‘Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training’ course. My reasons for joining this course were somewhat selfish (ok, purely selfish): as you may have gathered, I’ve quite enjoyed going to my yoga classes and was doing this twice a wee...

September 26, 2018

'It's all in the preparation.' This is what I normally hear when talking about 'keys to successful.... ' (meals, holidays, vacations, you fill in the blank). Yes, preparation does help, but as I sat one day making my weekly grocery shopping lis...

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