Surviving to Thriving: Awfully Aone

Day 34 of lockdown and feeling awfully alone.  Some days I don’t hear my voice out loud (not at the talking to myself stage just yet!).  I’ve seen my grandchildren though a window a couple of times and as I saw them most days before this, it’s really hard not to be...

Body image – let’s make it positive

Today I was reading a post from the Mental Health Foundation about body image in men. I’m sure we are all aware that women have experienced negative body image or body dysphoria for many years, but new research shows that one in five men negatively compare their...

Newvember! New month, new pathways, new attitude

Another new month dawns and with it the realisation that there are only 61 days left in this decade. That’s right – decade! What plans did you have for this past decade? Did you achieve them or are you looking back wondering what happened – or possibly,...

And we are off!

Fears and stresses and change – oh my! Well, its been a busy couple of months setting up this business and two weeks ago I left the security of a permanent job to go freelance. How do I feel? Scared, excited, nervous. But it is definitely the right time for me...

You never walk the same path twice!

Three days ago I walked a trail in t-shirt and shorts. I looked at blue sky and fluffy clouds, stepped on pale boulders and grassy paths, smelt pine trees and listened to the birds singing. Today I walked the same trail but this time in several layers. I saw heavy...

Change is in the air!

Most of us don’t seek change. We like to follow the same patterns every day or week, shop in the same stores, wear the same clothes, see the same people and eat the same foods. It’s safe that way, change is scary, comfort zones are, well …...