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...

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...

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”...

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...

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