I know there will be times in our lives when rubbish things happen. We become ill, we loose a loved one or we face redundancy. At these times we might be understandably unhappy. But what about the times when we feel unhappy and we don’t really know why. What causes that pervading feeling of unhappiness and what can we do about it?
Nat Ware suggests “The first step to being happy is to understand why we’re often unhappy.” You could spend a long time contemplating why you are feeling unhappy and still not really understand why. Luckily Nat has a suggestion. He believes “We are unhappy when our expectations exceed reality“.Read More »
It’s a new year and I am looking forward to a year full of fantastic challenges in Blogland and in the big wide world.
After having a little break I am going to be refreshing my blog categories and looking at some new blog post ideas. I am also taking up some new blog challenges.Read More »
Okay so maybe I’m getting old (41 and counting) but the years seem to be passing by so quickly. Where is time going? Who is sneaking in and stealing my life?
After a few difficult years and some loss, I am feeling very positive about 2017. I have lots of good things to look forward to.
One of the benefits of blogging is that it provides a tool for reflecting on your life. Some of my fellow bloggers had lovely posts summarising their 2016.
This year I am going to making memory jam. Memory jam you ask – is this some old family recipe? Not quite.Read More »
Daffodils are my favourite flower. I love to fill my home with them. Daffodils fill my heart with joy. They make me feel happy and hopeful. Yes – I’m a big fan. I’m not alone, I think this guy likes daffodils –
and his guy liked his daffodils too –Read More »
As I have already shared in my previous posts – I am planning to a lot more walking this year. I mean ‘proper’ walking. So it was time to invest in some good walking boots and other bits of vital walking kit.
I’m expecting my first few walks to be a tad on the cold side in the beautiful British countryside. I’m going for the warm and dry look! I managed to get some January sale bargains.
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So folks, I’m taking this year seriously – what I mean is – I’m giving it my all. I know what I want and I know what I need to do. I’ve even set aside some time to make it all happen. I am planning and working on turning the plans into actions.
One thing I have been trying to take up for several years is journaling. Each new year I buy a nice little diary to write my gratitude lists for each day. It rarely sticks beyond a couple of weeks, then I start to forget and eventually give up. But you know what, I’m not giving up on the idea. This year I have ditched the little diary. I have treated myself to this lovely A4 size journal and week planner –
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I was very late to the party in December, sneaking back to Blogland just before the month was out. However, I have been busy catching up on all your posts. I’m sure I’ve missed some interesting stuff. Here are some of the highlights I did manage to catch up on –Read More »
After 2016 turned into a difficult and challenging year, I am very much looking forward to new directions in 2017.
During the latter half of 2016 my health and well-being took a real set back. I had been prioritising other things. I had been giving some sound advice all year to the people I manage. Eventually I started to hear the advice and take it on board for myself.
A new year means a new direction and some different priorities. I have decided on an a core theme for 2017 –Read More »
Films & TV
One thing I do love about the festive season is there is festive TV. Here are my highlights so far –
Witness for the Prosecution
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