A partner with chronic illness My partner is a member of a group which offers many forms of support to people living with chronic illness. This includes an annual shindig in a beautiful chateau near to where we live in Belgium. For the past three years, he has been the token male at the five-day […]
Food choices can be overwhelming. I aim to feed my family (and myself) a delicious, healthy, plant-based diet but I sometimes have analysis paralysis.
Whenever one of my kids asks to invite one of their friends round, I get a bit nervous. You could call it playdate anxiety. My knee-jerk reaction is to say ‘no’. But I’m working on it. Playdate disaster I think I was traumatised in early parenthood when the first playdate I arranged turned to disaster. […]
There was a dark time when I had trouble finishing my sentences. Whether it was burnout, depression, anxiety… here are some diary extracts. This is how it felt for me.
It’s the end of the first month of the year – already the first day of February. A time to take stock. Has anything changed? Or is it same old, same old. There’s such a buzz at the start of a year. New beginnings hold promise. Parties and celebrations, time spent with people you care […]
In these cold, dark winter months, it’s easy to get the doldrums. If you’re feeling a bit down and need a little pick-me-up, here are just a few suggestions to banish the winter blues. (Do try at home!) If your space is a mess, you’ll feel like a mess. But if you have limited (no) […]
Love what you do… if you possibly can For the best mental energy at work, you have to love what you do. I strongly believe that what you ‘do’ must be aligned with who you are ‘are’. It has a huge impact on your wellbeing. It’s bound to. Maths has never been my strong point, […]
Are we all complicit in social pressure to be better versions of ourselves? If the sport shoes fit, and you fancy a run, do it. If not, kick ‘em off, put your feet up.
So here we are again. New year. A time for resolutions, fresh beginnings, re-inventions, new habits and, well, let’s face it, setting ourselves up for total failure. But does it have to be that way? Last year I made a resolution to myself – although I’d rather call it a promise. No booze for one […]