Only Connect

I was recently at a hen do where the 'old married ladies' were asked what they felt was the secret to a happy marriage.  In my vast one-and-a-half years of experience, I said "communication", and was luckily backed up by someone much more qualified to be giving such advice.  She said,…

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My Top 10 Travel Remedies

We are well and truly into the travel and holiday season now and I'm sure many of you will be stocking up on sun cream, dusting down your bikinis and ticking things off on your packing lists.  So, while you're there, why not add a few remedies to that list.  These…

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The Busyness of Success

Those of you who are following may have noticed that my blog has been getting later and later in recent months, to the point where I have now skipped one completely.  Normally, I find a day or half a day to sit quietly at my computer with my thoughts, to think, write,…

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8 Things I’ve Learnt About Food

Today I am writing about food.  I am not a nutritionist but I am very interested in the food we eat and it's effect on our health.  I'm going to attempt to come up with some simple guidelines for healthy eating based on everything I have read and researched, and on…

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Good Grief

My life this year seems to have been touched by grief, and I have found myself attending two funerals.  Those who passed were not my nearest and dearest, but were important people in the lives of those who are important to me, and I was there to support and share (if…

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Love Potions or Homeopathy for the Heart

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As it's Valentine's Day, I have forsaken my usual philosophical meanderings, for a lighter look at homeopathy for the love-lorn, heart-broken, tender-hearted and the too damn full of love and happiness! When I talk to people about homeopathy, some are surprised that it can help emotional conditions, and others are surprised…

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Small Change

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My plan was for a January blog called New Year, New You, about the possibilities and opportunities for change in the light of a new year and the making of resolutions.  However, in the wake of this week's world events it all began to seem a little trivial: new year's resolutions in the…

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Going With The Flow

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"It's coming on Christmas They're cutting down trees They're putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on" Joni Mitchell sang it in River in 1970, and who of us has not wished at some point during the…

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Quiet: Are You Listening?

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I recently started reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.  It's an extremely interesting book that looks at the history of the concepts of extrovert and introvert and reclaims the power of introversion from the negative image it has acquired these days.…

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Cycles, Seasons & The Rhythm of Life

Two days ago I was sipping a smoothie in the bright sunshine, wishing I'd brought my sunglasses with me as I shielded my eyes with a hand across my forehead.  Today, I am wearing woolly socks and listening to the rain falling on the yellowing leaves outside my window.  Autumn has…

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