Review of Extreme Self-Care By Cheryl Richardson

I know how tough it is to decide wether to read a book or not sometimes, so I thought I would review this lovely book for you by Cheryl Richardson.  You may get enough from these points, but if you like it, you might want to consider getting the book and working through each chapter over the next 12 months. […]

How, why and what on earth is ‘Loving yourself’?

I was on the radio tonight with the ‘Gorgeous Danny Smith’ on his Drivetime show on Radio Verulam (you can listen again for a week here – monday 5.30-6pm), talking about ‘Self Love’.  It’s a bit cliched maybe, but also really important, and something I’ve been thinking about and wishing a few of my friends would practice more this month. Why Bother? First […]

Anger – what the hell is it all about?

I was chatting with Curly headed boy the other day, as he’d been giving us some serious attitude for a few weeks.  He was clearly angry with me, but I couldn’t work out what on earth was the matter. So I picked one of those evenings – you know the ones when they want to chat lots, and talked him […]

My Top 10 Tips for Making Sure You Are Safe And Sound In 2014

So for this months chat with Danny Smith at Radio Verulam on his Drivetime show, I thought we’d talk about ways to help you feel more secure in 2014. (If you fancy listening to us, you can for ONE week only here, I’m at 5.30-6pm). Christmas is a very stressful time that can make us feel insecure.  Plus, although it […]

Meditation for stressed out beginners with little time who can’t Ohm!

  All cudos to those who can ’empty their minds’ or sit in a corner and ‘ohm’ for 30 minutes a day, but I just can’t do it. I’ve tried ‘guided meditations’ too, but all that jingly jangly music irritates me, and I tend to already be swimming in the sea by the time they have stepped their first step […]

Where to go for help with stress: A summary of different therapies

So, you are stressed, unhappy, discontented, dis-satisfied, miserable, unhappy, overwhelmed, down, depressed; and it’s been a while. Your body is now rebelling and you are getting problems with your sleep, stomach, memory, exhaustion and aches and pains. You’ve read all my stuff about what stress is with some hints and tips on what to do. You’ve checked out my favourite […]

A Hidden Pain and Silent Fog: Fibromyalgia

  I have some news. It has good bits and not so good bits, but that’s life heh! It explains why I’ve been a little quiet (but you may not have noticed). It explains why I’ve been a bit flakey and unreliable (I hope you haven’t noticed). It’s also about the next 6 months         What’s been […]

Are you a stress junkie or got your stress habit under control?

So last months LifeStyle feature with Radio Verulam and the lovely Dapper Danny Smith on his Drive Time show was all about stress. Sorry for the delay in posting it, my life has been a bit stressful!! The big question is, when should you do something about being stressed and when is it just normal every day stress that goes […]

Books That Can Help When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Are Depressed

Can a book help you if you are stressed or overwhelmed or depressed? Yes, it totally can.  BUT it’s always sensible to mix being self-reliant with a bit of involvement from other people; so reading a great book doesn’t mean that sometimes we might need someone else’s help as well; wether that’s a chat with a mate, or a session […]

Does it help to know I struggle too?

Does it help you when you are shattered to know that there are days or big periods of time when I struggle too? Does that make you feel better about it, and normalise it? Or does it make it seem hopeless? Practially speaking, the only reason I can write the tips I write, and the whole inspiration behind my book […]