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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day…… finding our own way in the world!

With it being International Women’s Day I thought this post might be even more on point today when we’re thinking about #PressforProgress! For my parent’s generation, the women’s role was very clear, largely involving being a homemaker, wife and mother. Today, I’m pleased to say this has changed in many parts of the world, and …

support through grief

Grief – it can hit us when we least expect it!

The thing is with grief, there seems to be no pattern, rhyme or reason why or when it hits us. In my experience, how we cope with different degrees of grief is dependant on the quality of support we have from those closest to us and how it defines us. Even when we are silent …

Acceptance New Year

Acceptance…..A New Year’s resolution?!

Letting go can mean a lot of different things to people for various reasons, but for me, it’s meant letting go of what could have been in order to focus on the possibilities of the future. The future can be a scary thing when everything seems so uncertain, but when the fog lifts it’s amazing how things …

Loneliness – what does it mean to you?

It’s all too easy to have the mindset that loneliness comes down to what type of person you are or what your current situation is, but who does it really affect and why?When I was growing up the most obvious ‘group’ to be affected by loneliness was the elderly. My granddad passed away shortly after …

Art……so much more than a pretty painting!

For those of you that have any kind of creative streak, whether that’s in art, music, writing, performing, etc you will understand what I mean when I say art is good for your soul. Art is a strange subject though, as whenever it’s talked about with those who wouldn’t describe themselves as ‘arty’, usually people’s …

Taking care of yourself!

As you will know if you read my blog regularly, health and fitness have always played an active part in my life, but have become increasingly important over the last few years. I’ve become more aware of how a healthy mind can influence your overall well-being and how we can support that by what we …