Category Archives: Health and wellness

When I’m 90

My dad turned 90 yesterday and he’s a picture of health, has a great sense of humour and is one of the kindest people I know. I’m 53 years old and healthy enough, but how do I ensure that I … Continue reading

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A Facial, A Walk and An Hour in the Garage

I was very grateful that SAKS, my local beauty salon, could fit me in for a facial this morning. It was totally relaxing and not having had one for nearly a year, I thoroughly enjoyed the pampering experience which included … Continue reading

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A Reason to Take Regular Breaks Every Day

We have all experienced burnout in our lives at one time or another, but if we knew how to prevent this, surely we would try it wouldn’t we? It’s quite common to say that we’ll rest at the end of … Continue reading

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A Little Self-care for Hair

This evening I washed my hair with a new shampoo and conditioner that my daughter has been using. To set the scene, my daughter is in her mid teens and later this week she is going to have the ends … Continue reading

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Putting What I’ve Learnt into Practice and Finding Balance

I recently studied for a course called ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’, and whilst doing it, I got the chance to put what I’d learnt into practise. Amongst other topics, I had been reading and answering questions on stress, … Continue reading

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There is a Good Reason Why we Need to Slow Down

Even when we are busier than ever, people tell us we should slow down; however, no one really explains why. We know it’s something to do with stress and we know it sounds like a good thing to do, but … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Keep Warm When You Have no Central Heating

Our gas boiler packed up last night and whilst we knew that it was probably on its way out anyway, due the noises it was making over the last couple of weeks, we didn’t think it would grind to a … Continue reading

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Day 304: After a Few Weeks of Building Work and Decorating… I’m Now in Need of Me-Time

I’m really pleased with the progress of my daughter’s new room. I can’t believe how much has been achieved over the last two weeks. The plumber turned up this morning and finished off boarding up the walls in the en-suite … Continue reading

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Day 274: Sometimes I Feel Like I’m on a Roller Coaster With Rest Stops

This post took a while to put together today. My thoughts were all jumbled up in my head and the only way that I could get them out was to put bullet points down first and then make some sense … Continue reading

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Day 257: Walking and Creating Spaciousness on This Sunny Sunday

Apart from my morning stretch routine, I haven’t done any proper exercise for a week or so. I could see that it was a lovely sunny day so I went for a 30 minute brisk walk. I then spent the … Continue reading

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