What Drives You Mad?

What Drives You Mad?

Be honest… you get angry when virtually every driver you meet ploughs through traffic lights on red, right? Or when the ‘phone rings constantly with people trying to sell you something that you don’t want or need. Such daily annoyances can build up and lead to...
Self-care is ‘trending’

Self-care is ‘trending’

According to ‘The Sunday Times’ Style magazine “2018 is going to be The year of Self-Care”. [1] I wonder what Kristen Neff will be thinking about her decade of research finally having its moment in the UK? The Times article is generic and accessible and offers fast...
How Do We Know What Makes Us Happy?

How Do We Know What Makes Us Happy?

We are influenced by social comparison more than we like to admit. When you see what others enjoy, you may suddenly feel that you need that to be happy. You don’t want to think this way. Like a child who urgently wants the red cupcake after another child chooses it, a...
 Creating Memories of the future- A journey of Hope

 Creating Memories of the future- A journey of Hope

At the time of writing this blog, 2018 has just started and I have begun a new journal outlying all my goals for the year ready to create lots of new memories. We all carry memories from past events, hopefully many of those are happy ones we can look back on with some...
Mandalas and Adult Colouring

Mandalas and Adult Colouring

It is almost two years since I was introduced to the idea of colouring Mandalas as a form of relaxation.  I was in Phoenix on a work trip and got talking to one of my crew colleagues on the flight over.  She told me that she had started colouring Mandalas when her...