In my opinion…

  In my opinion, there is too much hate in the world.  Too many young people taught to continue the hatred developed and nurtured by their elders and ancestors. Too many reasons found to continue the hate despite all the obvious ones to end it, to move on. in my opinion, there are too manyContinue reading “In my opinion…”

Choosing “Happy”

Today I’m choosing  “Happy” as my mood.  I’m making the decision to only share positive and uplifting things today; things that make me feel happy and are likely to have the same impact on others.  Today I’m choosing not to share posts with negative headlines or those images of war that move me to tearsContinue reading “Choosing “Happy””

A dirty weekend…

When your husband asks you if you’re “up for a dirty weekend in the woods” it doesn’t take long to feel young and excited again (and rather bloody daring too). At our age, with my health considerations, the idea of camping-out under the stars in a woodland with no traffic or airplane noise is aboutContinue reading “A dirty weekend…”

New choices

We’re making new choices; choices for our home and lifestyle, choices about priorities and what matters to us as a couple and as individuals. Choices about our roles as parents, children, lovers and partners; as entrepreneurs and business collaborators, as people. it’s an emotional experience making change on a large scale, exciting, scary, confusing, surprising,Continue reading “New choices”

If this is equality, you can keep it thanks!

  In my opinion, we blew it ladies!  We had the chance to set the tone and we took the easy path, the approach that said “Well you did it this way so why can’t we!”  I’m talking about the opportunity to show men that we would not simply follow, we would lead; showing themContinue reading “If this is equality, you can keep it thanks!”

Was it something I didn’t say?

We’ve all heard ourselves, and others, say it: “Was it something I said?” often in total confusion, as we wrack our minds to work out what it was we said that could have resulted in the reaction we see in another. I wonder though, how often it is what has gone UN-said that really causesContinue reading “Was it something I didn’t say?”

Kicking Pain in the “As” – Anger

Anger is almost always portrayed as a negative emotion; something to be worked on, to be avoided with calming techniques and herbal teas.  And often this is the approach required. However, I have found when dealing with pain that many people bury their anger, seeing it as something to be ashamed of, to apologise for.Continue reading “Kicking Pain in the “As” – Anger”

Kicking pain in the “As” – Accommodation

Accommodation is the third step in Kicking Pain in the “As”, and in this third blog in the series, I look at how accommodation of the symptoms of my conditions has allowed me to live a positive life with pain. Chronic pain could lead, very easily, to a pattern of “I can’t do that” inContinue reading “Kicking pain in the “As” – Accommodation”

Kicking Pain in the “As” – Acceptance

I believe Acceptance is the second step to living a positive life with pain; whether your pain is emotional or physical. Acceptance not as a way of giving-in, but as a way of moving on, of focussing on the important things. In this second blog in my series  – Kicking Pain in the “As” – I’mContinue reading “Kicking Pain in the “As” – Acceptance”

Kicking Pain in the “As” -Attitude

“You have a serious attitude problem young lady”…. One of the most common sentences I heard at School as a child.  I did have “attitude” even from a very young age, though whether I would call it a problem is debatable. You see, it’s my Attitude that forms the foundations for the way I copeContinue reading “Kicking Pain in the “As” -Attitude”