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 […]

Do our kids really know that we love them?

We love out kids right? Even when they are being little sh*ts! But we do get frustrated and angry sometimes.  We do let ‘life’ get in the way. And with horror we sometimes realise that our kids don’t know how much we love them. It can even get to the awful stage that they get hurt and angry and tell […]

Exhaustion Tips: My Top Tips For Getting Your Energy Back Fast

I’ve written a lot about how to get more energy and deal with exhaustion.  But I thought it might be an idea to write my favourite top 10 tips for dragging myself back from the brink in double quick time.  I’d recommend bookmarking it for ‘times of trouble’ or just before the holiday season when you need a quick perk […]

Tip No3 For Families Dealing With Redundancy – Listing Opportunities

So as you know the big hairy northern hubby has been made redundant, and I blogged about the first steps to do, which included wallowing and getting some perspective on the old job.  Then I blogged about how important it is to look at the basic foundations of your life to strengthen you whether you have or are worried about […]

Are you looking after the foundations of your health, strength and vitality?

Life is getting tricky at the moment.  Since the big hairy northern hubby got made redundant, all I keep getting is messages about how it’s happening to loads of people.  Then there are the awful stories about mainly men who freak out and kill themselves or their whole family just because they have gone down the financial pan. So I’m going to […]

I might be an ‘orphan’ but I’m so lucky with the adoptive mothers who appear for me

When I was pregnant with Curly headed boy I became an ‘orphan’.  Sounds daft to think of it like that at 36 years old; but 6yrs, 16yrs, 26yrs, 36yrs or more and having no parents does feel like being an ‘orphan’.  When you are an ‘orphan’ and therefore have no parents, what crosses your mind is that the two people […]

Video Wed: Cup Half Full, Half Empty or Filled Half Way?

So I was chatting with Curly Headed Boy in the car the other morning about how to look at life.  I got him to imagine a glass of water that had been filled half way.  Then I said ‘Is it Half Full or Half Empty?’.  Because both are true.  But it is also true that it is ‘Filled Half Way’. […]

Video Wed: The Gratitude Dance

Some of you may have come across this video before, but I love it!  I’m a keen advocate of being grateful for what we’ve got, not so that we ‘settle’, but because from there we can appreciate life and get even more. These guys appeal to kids in particular, and made this fabulous ‘gratitude dance’.  I ask Curly Headed Boy […]