Hygge – changing the story of the dark and cold

Hygge – changing the story of the dark and cold   Hygge. It’s everywhere! There are books on how to hygge, you can take courses in studying hygge, the shops are selling hygge – there’s no escaping it, hygge (pronounced heu-gah) has hit the UK mainstream. I first learned of hygge several years ago when my husband… Read more about Hygge – changing the story of the dark and cold

Take a mindful walk

Take a mindful walk   I spent last weekend in the company of several creative, inspiring, interesting and downright lovely women at the Makelight Retreat run by Emily Quinton (you can read about her in this interview). We talked, laughed, learned about story telling from Kate (check out her interview here) and Pinterest insights from… Read more about Take a mindful walk

#BreatheSeptember2016

#BreatheSeptember2016 Who else has that ‘new beginnings’ feeling? You don’t need to be going back to school to get that new term feeling, I get it every September. In the northern hemisphere you can feel the glow of Summer slipping away as Autumn begins to hint at its presence with cooler evenings and berries in… Read more about #BreatheSeptember2016

Why I love other people’s happy, beautiful Instagram posts

Why I love other people’s happy, beautiful Instagram posts I’m a big fan of Instagram, it’s my favourite social media tool, for the moment at least. But I know that many people have a love/hate relationship with social media. They see what looks like someone’s perfect life with a high follower count, photogenic family, busy social… Read more about Why I love other people’s happy, beautiful Instagram posts

Self-talk: make friends with the mean girl in your head

Self-talk: make friends with the mean girl in your head Self-talk is literally how we talk to ourselves. And more often than not the voice is a critical one, its comments harsh and derogatory. Even though we’re talking to ourselves in our heads – no-one can hear, no-one knows what we’re saying – we can still… Read more about Self-talk: make friends with the mean girl in your head

Running on empty

Running on empty   If I had an energy gauge the needle would be pointing to E and the warning light would be on. In the last few days an exhausted feeling has crept up on me with everything becoming an effort to do. The hubbie pointed out that we haven’t had a break longer… Read more about Running on empty