World Friendship Day!

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down”. Oprah Winfrey Wise words and one person’s take on real friendship.  But if you asked ten people what makes a...

Relaxation Techniques

(to encourage calm) If you are struggling with anxiety, try not to feel helpless, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself. Anxiety might be uncomfortable and upsetting but it isn’t dangerous. You’d think that breathing is one of the most...

Feeling Bogus? Perhaps it’s Imposter Syndrome!

‘When I won the Oscar, I thought it was a fluke. I thought everybody would find out, and they’d take it back. They’d come to my house, knocking on the door, “Excuse me, we meant to give that to someone else. That was going to Meryl Streep.” Jodie Foster I am fortunate...

Feeling Crafty? Hobbies Raise Your Mood.

On the eve of National Sewing Machine Day (brilliant!) and National Weed Your Garden Day (only for the hardcore gardener in this weather). I thought it was pertinent to remind myself and anyone else who cares to read this, about the importance of embracing your inner...

Still Overthinking?

Overthinking is common, but too much of it can be problematic. It’s a distraction from actually being in the here and now and getting on with life. Some people believe that when they are thinking about a problem they are actually problem-solving and I don’t doubt this...

Perfectionism? Try Flexing the Rules a Little!

When I started writing this blog, I looked through some ‘famous quotes’ about being perfect. The more I read, the more it seemed that the take-home messages from people like Natalie Dormer and John Legend were:  a. none of us are perfect, and b. we need to accept our...