Happy Christmas (New Beginnings)

Rebirth... In many cultures this time of year is special because it marks the end of an annual cycle, another reborn year arriving coming into gradual sunnier days. As you enjoy festivities over the next week, try and do some of the following as you prepare to exit 2020 Reflect… Be grateful for the good … Continue reading Happy Christmas (New Beginnings)

2020 a Bad Year? Don’t write it off yet…

It’s been a challenging year hasn’t it? Through conversations online and in person (i.e. by in person I mostly mean video calls), I’ve seen a general theme that we should write off the year and roll on 2021 for a fresh start, where people cling onto the hope that the world will have moved on … Continue reading 2020 a Bad Year? Don’t write it off yet…

Does Money Buy Happiness?

Money doesn't buy happiness they say. But when it comes to basics like making rent, eating and having a warm home, money makes your life much easier. Don’t get me wrong, most of my life I’ve lived pretty comfortably. I can’t speak from experience of fiscal struggles being a daily reality throughout my life, but … Continue reading Does Money Buy Happiness?

What Are You Grateful For?

Have you seen my No Complaining Challenge yet? Because many are calling 2020 a ‘bad’ year, this seemed like an ideal time to challenge my readers not to complain for the next three weeks. Check it out! In today's post I want to look at gratitude. When times are hard, you may say: “What is … Continue reading What Are You Grateful For?

Reflections from my grandfather’s deathbed

The phone buzzed away - my dad ringing, it was out of character for him to call at this time, he would know I was just home from work having dinner. It had to be bad. Grandad’s health had declined overnight and was now he was in a vegetative sleeping state - he might have … Continue reading Reflections from my grandfather’s deathbed

Gratitude 2019

As we head into 2019 - the year which will mark the anniversary of my blog running for five years, it seems the perfect opportunity to reflect what I am grateful for. To feel nothing but gratitude for the year to come is pretty poignant - I remember starting 2014, with feelings of dread as there … Continue reading Gratitude 2019