Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

Learning to expect the unexpected

We spend our lives trying to be prepared for whatever may come our way. We like being in control. We want to know what’s going to happen and when & we think we know what’s going to happen and when too. We’re holding on so tightly that we’re scared to let go. There is no…

Diwali – what does it mean to you?

Definition Diwali – a Hindu festival with lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. Diwali is tomorrow (19 October 2017) and today we discussed what it means for us. Here’s what we came up…

Two things, two minutes – make your day!

For the longest time my first thought on waking would be one of the following: I’m tired I’m stressed My back hurts I’ve got to… I need to… I’ve got a manic day I didn’t get enough sleep I don’t want to get out of bed And then I read somewhere that our thoughts become…

Slowing down

My biggest personal learning in the last year has been to slow down. I’ve noticed that when I’m stressed I speed up, start rushing around, usually without focus, planning goes out the window and I start reacting to circumstances and people in a way that I often regret. Conversely when I slow down, paradoxically I…

What happens when I unpack things!

Today I had a realisation and here’s how it came about. At midday my new bathroom cabinet arrived yay – it’s exactly what I wanted! Over the years I’ve noticed that I’m a visual person and if I have things stored away I can easily forget that they are there – out of sight out of mind! This led me to the decision…

Donate your emotion

On 19 January 2017 Graduating with First Class Honours from University of Leicester My eldest son Arran, me and my husband Stuart So Saturday 4 February 2017 was World Cancer Day but actually for many, Cancer Day is every day. Six years ago, Cancer Day was everyday for a period of 18 months for my family…