Being Grateful

Cultivating gratitude is an acquired skill.  In a recent study, adults who participated in a gratitude letter writing exercise experienced significant improvements in their mental health. Many studies have found that people who make a conscious effort to count their blessings tend overall to be less depressed and happier. * Think of someone you know … Continue reading Being Grateful

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is an important part of my daily practise.  I meditate for at least 20 minutes daily, in the morning before I get ready for work or my day ahead. Once suffering from anxiety and low self-esteem, daily meditation has helped me regain my self-confidence and restore balance and harmony to my life. My life … Continue reading The Benefits of Meditation

Connecting to Your Life’s Purpose

Finding my life’s purpose was something that evaded me for years.   I had a rough idea as to what my life’s purpose was, but it was something that seemed to evade me for years.  When I listened to call-in shows online, the most frequently asked question seemed to be “how do I find my life’s … Continue reading Connecting to Your Life’s Purpose

Visit to Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

Over the Easter break we were lucky enough to spend a couple of days away in Edinburgh.  Edinburgh is steeped in history and is a lovely place to visit, full of history and Victorian architecture.  A short distance outside of Edinburgh, approximately seven and a half miles away, lies Rosslyn Chapel, a mid 15th century … Continue reading Visit to Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

Decluttering for Spring

Spring time is a traditional time for clearing out the old ready to bring in the new. A colleague once said to me that a tidy house is a tidy mind.  This I have found to be very true.  When I don’t have things tidy or organised, I seem to waste a lot of my … Continue reading Decluttering for Spring

The Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation – The Secret of Youth

I was watching with interest this week a program called “100 Years Younger in 21 days” on ITV (UK).  In the program a handful of middle aged celebrities are trying to regain their youth whilst on retreat in Sardinia. At 91 years young, actress June Brown is the oldest contestant and how amazing she is.  … Continue reading The Ancient Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation – The Secret of Youth

The Joy of Journaling – A Strategy For Success

“If your life’s worth living, it’s worth recording”. This is a quote from Tony Robbins, who in case you don’t know, is a hugely successful business and life coach, successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker/author.  He recommends keeping a journal as a strategy for success. I’ve kept journals for as long as I can remember.  They … Continue reading The Joy of Journaling – A Strategy For Success

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Last Wednesday I took a trip to one of my favourite places, Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough.  Unfortunately when I got there it was shut for the winter!!  Although disappointed, we had a lovely day out in Knaresborough.   The park itself was once part owned by the late, great Paul Daniels but is now under … Continue reading Mother Shipton’s Cave

Law of Attraction Prayer

Quite a long time ago, when I was quite depressed I read a lot of books on the power of the subconscious mind and the law of attraction. I memorised a kind of prayer from one of these books, which when recited, focuses positive intentions for the day.  I've used this prayer daily for the … Continue reading Law of Attraction Prayer

A Not So Alcohol-Free January

Millions of us decide in January to go booze free.  In the UK this is headed by the Dry January campaign in which participants are encouraged to take a month off the booze. In the New Year, after much Christmas overindulgence, I made a commitment to myself to give up the booze, not just for … Continue reading A Not So Alcohol-Free January