No News Is Good News

I wondered whether sometimes no news is good news. By that I mean whether limiting your exposure to the news can have health benefits. Prior to having children I was much more able to keep up to date with international news. I had time to read the paper every day, laze over the Sunday Times…Continue Reading “No News Is Good News”

Aim for experiences, not things

Recent research has shown that experiences, not things, make us happier for longer. As I contemplated what to give my husband for his Birthday, he provided some inspiration focused on experiences rather than things. He wants to learn how to fly a helicopter, he would like a driving experience at Mercedes-Benz world and he wants…Continue Reading “Aim For Experiences, Not Things”

Do you have a best friend?

Do you have a best friend? Is it just me or are we programmed to believe that we should just have one female best friend that we do everything with? I am a member of a female support group on Facebook where a lady posted a message saying she felt lonely as she didn’t have…Continue Reading “Do You Have A Best Friend?”

Confidence Is A Habit

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have” – Brian Tracy Watching the Olympics, it struck me how often the commentators mentioned the word confidence. We all felt so sorry to see Elise Christie, the Team GB speed skater, crash out of…Continue Reading “Confidence Is A Habit”

Motivation Matters

Do you ever feel like your motivation is at rock bottom? Well you are not alone. Apparently nearly 70% of people say they feel less creative during the winter months, and 50% have reduced energy levels. It makes sense to me. When it’s cold and dark outside I just want to curl up on the…Continue Reading “Motivation Matters”

How To Up Your Iron Intake

I don’t know about you, but at certain times of the month, my energy levels aren’t as high as usual and I notice an increase in my appetite. This might have something to do with my iron levels.  Did you know that women need 14.8 milligrams of iron every day? We need to watch our…Continue Reading “How To Up Your Iron Intake”

Top Tips for Meditation

Happy New Year dear readers! With the start of the new year, have you been thinking about starting something new? Personally, I have been thinking about starting meditation for some time now. With two small children I sometimes struggle to find quiet time just to myself, which is something I think we all need. When I…Continue Reading “Top Tips for Meditation from 3 Experienced Women”

My Top Tips on Moving Home

Apologies dear readers for my lack of posts recently. Since August my family and I have had a lot going on. We have moved house to an area we don’t really know, my husband has started a new job, my eldest son has started a new school and my youngest son has started a new…Continue Reading “Moving Home? Here Are My Top Tips”

14 Things To Throw Away Today

I don’t know about you but I have, in the past, been called a hoarder. It is easy to accumulate things over time but the hard part is throwing things away. It just seems so final. I previously wrote about how clutter is not good for our stress levels (Reduce the Clutter, Reduce Your Stress)…Continue Reading “Decluttering? 14 Things To Throw Away Today”

The Power Of Feeling Youthful

I read with interest that there is some recent research which found that people who don’t feel their actual age have a lower risk of death than those who feel older. The study showed that feeling youthful reduced cardiovascular risk. In the study, 6,500 people aged 52 and over were asked to rate their youthfulness….Continue Reading “The Power of Feeling Youthful”