August 17, 2018

As you may recall, I’ve spent some time working on simplifying things over the past couple of years. Though I feel like Marie Kondo would view me as a failure because I've cleared out once and need to do it again after a couple of years, at the...

July 11, 2018

If you’ve been living in the U.K. (and apparently Australia?) for any amount of time, you’ll be familiar with Aleksandr Meerkat – the supposedly lovable (and yet inexplicably annoying) meerkat that advertises the website “comparethemarket.com”...

June 1, 2018

So last time I wrote, I resolved to take my practice off the mat – to see where focusing on the balance between doing and being would take me when I’m not in the yoga studio. And the first thing I’ll tell you is it’s not that easy!

My favourite...

April 13, 2018

It can be quite a struggle at times, being.  Ask anyone I’ve ever worked with before.  They could tell you without a doubt that I’m a ‘do’-er'; I’m most comfortable when I have my list of things to do along with the time and space to get things...

February 14, 2018

What friends give:

A phone call, a smile, an idea. A book.

Encouragement, a reality check, advice.

A listening ear – they share your successes.

An open heart – they feel your pain.

Tears of joy; tears of sadness; tears of thanks.

Time.

Sometimes I for...

January 17, 2018

I started intentionally expressing gratitude about 18 months ago.  I had read quite a bit about coping with stress and increasing happiness and people say that expressing gratitude is good for you in a number of ways (including decreasing stres...

November 6, 2017

Almost a year ago now I was at a conference in London.  Well, they called it a “forum” and it was about improving student well-being in terms of physical and mental health. (What can I say?  This is the kind of thing I’m interested in!)  Anyway...

September 20, 2017

It is a time of change in our household.  While our household is small, it is usually full – full of love, full of laughter and nonsense, full of food and, my husband would probably remind me, full of shoes and clothes.  So, I am lucky.  I get...

August 1, 2017

I was recovering.  Physically, it had manifested as a cold – and a nasty one at that. The kind of cold when you’re practically glued to the bed, alternating between being stuck to the bedding from the heat and the sweat to trying to ‘coorie in’...

July 7, 2017

“Two men killed by ‘only love today’ bracelet.

In an ironic turn of events, two men were found severely injured in a town in the west of Scotland yesterday. Police were called to the scene, steps away from a popular chip shop in broad daylight."

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