Gratitude is more than your 5 a day

Surely, there’s not much more to gratitude than writing five things, or even 3,  you are grateful for each day. That seems to be the standard advice and activity on the net. Keeping a gratitude journal will certainly do something and it will do more if you write out each statement like this: I am … Continue reading Gratitude is more than your 5 a day

Savouring the first cup of coffee of the day

I love the smell of just poured coffee. I love the froth on top even though it’s black. I love how it sits patiently waiting for me to take the first sip. Whilst, at the same time, it beckons me to indulge.  Ooh! I love how the first sip is a mix of froth and … Continue reading Savouring the first cup of coffee of the day

30 Day Challenge for boosting my vibration

Who wants to have 30 days with no TV, with no unnecessary human contact and really getting in touch with your higher self? Well, this is what I am going during November. I am on Day 3 and will be posting most days during the challenge. So far, it has been an awesome time. I … Continue reading 30 Day Challenge for boosting my vibration

Feeling good in under 3 minutes

We know about gratitude. We are brought up to say 'Thank you' when receiving things that it becomes so ingrained, an automatic response. Is this what it's all about? Consider another perspective, humans can have a tendency to take all the good things for granted. Unless we remain open to all that is around us, … Continue reading Feeling good in under 3 minutes

Appreciation and Gratitude

No one likes being taken for granted. It feels as like being a doormat, an ATM machine or an unpaid taxi driver. Yet, the demands for your time, money and skills become a drain. I am sure there are times in your life, dear reader, when some or all of these things have happened either … Continue reading Appreciation and Gratitude

Shade to Light

When something horrendous happens, our brains automatically shut off the pain as protection. We need some time initially, to come to terms with what we’ve been told has really happened. It’s not a dream.  Reality sets in all too soon with making arrangements.  Each day passes and you feel a little bit better.  Fast forward … Continue reading Shade to Light

32 ways to be insensitive to someone grieving

Grief, death, loss and mourning are topics kept well under the carpet. So, when someone comes across someone in pain, they can say the wrong thing. The experiences of insensitivity far outweighs a loving and compassionate reason. I asked people to share the insensitive comments they received. These were actually said and they were experienced … Continue reading 32 ways to be insensitive to someone grieving

100 year life span

What changes with a 100 year life span?

For this article, we look just at the changes in post work and then see how this has an impact on work and education. The traditional three life phase approach is as follows With a life expectancy, the majority of life is spent working and this funds a retirement of little over 10 years.  As … Continue reading What changes with a 100 year life span?

Tuning in better

My journey and tuning in better

It is funny how we somehow disassociate our journey from what we are meant to do in this life. I’ve spent the past four years living the aging without limits model. I know I had made huge changes in my life after my daughter died. I didn’t put the two together until a week or … Continue reading My journey and tuning in better

Reflections of life, loss and courage

Standing here, now in my 60s, I can see a theme of losses and grief ebbing and flowing through my life. Not sure whether I’ve more or less, that doesn’t matter. What I have realised is that each loss gives us an opportunity for transformation. It’s an opportunity to take stock and decide how we … Continue reading Reflections of life, loss and courage