On commitment and following your dreams

Dreams, I've had a few But then again, too many to mention I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this, I did it my way I have to be honest and say that I have not a clue where … [Read more...]

When things don’t go to plan

Yesterday evening, I did something I have never done before... I booked a proper teenage baby sitter to look after small son for a couple of hours. Relatives and friends have stepped in to look after the boys in the past, but that evening I was going to choose myself; invest in myself; book a … [Read more...]

Living with Nature and Colour

Hi there, I am making a little video from my bedroom today, because I just wanted to talk, very quickly, about the impact of colour and nature on our immediate environment. I put this beautiful orchid in my bedroom a couple of weeks ago when I decluttered and worked on my bedroom with the … [Read more...]

Midweek Gratitude List… time to turn things around

At the end of a good day, my gratitudes flow freely. Some days, it is more challenging and on days like these, it is so vital to keep up the practice. Why? Because I know that gratitude changes everything. A focus on the good can lift your vibration and after a challenging day or two here, it is … [Read more...]

Life lessons learned on a trip to the circus

For years, I wanted to run away and join the circus... to swing high from the trapeze or ride bareback in a glittering, sequin-embellished leotard and live my life on the road. I am sure many of you reading this had a similar dream; many girls do; some even live that dream. As a child, Nell … [Read more...]

Art is my friend that gives me energy

Art is my friend that gives me energy. I am drawing again! I am cutting and pasting and painting and loving it! Making art is something I have done on and off since childhood and it is something that has brought me great joy and satisfaction, but I slipped into another little dip again recently … [Read more...]

Enjoy a guilt-free afternoon nap

Self-care #101 - enjoying a guilt-free afternoon nap. Hi there, it's Julia. I am being kinder to myself today by just having a little nap in the afternoon. I woke up really early this morning and I often find that having a small afternoon nap - even just 20 minutes will do - it's like … [Read more...]