Yoga Retreat

A friend and I were planning a weekend away together. We wanted to try something a bit different that would leave us feeling revitalised and healthy and so we decided on a yoga retreat. After a few recommendations and much research, we chose The Country Refresh Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Kent. Our host, Sky, welcomed us into…Continue Reading “My Experience Of A Yoga Retreat”

My Experience Of Essential Oils

A friend and colleague of mine Aimee Leigh is a firm believer in the power of essential oils. She believes they can affect us spiritually, and can help to manage our emotions and help decrease our toxic load. They can help to limit any negative core beliefs we may hold about ourselves and they can…Continue Reading “My Experience Of Essential Oils”

The Importance Of The Ordinary

When the kids are on their summer holidays for six weeks, parents often feel pressured to fill the time with expensive days out and trips abroad. With the desire to inspire, entertain and educate our children, we all too often look for costly days out in the search for a memorable time.¬†What we often forget…Continue Reading “The Importance Of The Ordinary”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? It is a common question often asked in job interviews. But why does this need to be a work specific question? I believe we need to make space in our lives to think about this on a personal level too. Actually spending time and focusing on where…Continue Reading “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”

Tenant vs. Landlord

I was talking to a friend who was worried that her landlord was going to be putting up her rent in the next few months. She is living in a one bedroom flat and it has a fair few issues. Despite reporting them, her landlord has done nothing to fix these issues and yet he…Continue Reading “Tenant vs. Landlord”

I was reading about so-called Tech Neck this week, a fairly new condition which is getting more and more common as we are increasingly glued to our screens. It got me thinking as to whether I was suffering with it too. My problem is that I try to take on too much at once. Trying…Continue Reading “Are You Suffering With Tech Neck?”

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”