I'm a bit of a beach girl... I love to be near the ocean or any body of water really and that will nearly always be my choice when travelling abroad. Visiting the Catalan city of Barcelona, means a person can enjoy mountains, city and sea. All in the same day if they desire. Exploring Barcelona … Continue reading A Short Break in Barcelona
Descartes is famously quoted as saying, 'I think, therefore I am.' I have a bit of a different take on this line which is, 'I am, therefore I think.' Training as a therapist - I would sit and ponder how being pregnant and delivering a baby - then getting to know that baby and attempt … Continue reading Find One Thing A Day Which Doesn’t Make You Grey
In 2007 I travelled the world with two children and a husband. Before this journey I had always been frightened of flying. Although each time we went abroad, I did it. Because the thought of sailing to the places I wanted to go, meant I would have needed to take even more time off work … Continue reading Change Your Focus… Change Your Life.
The summer feels like it showing itself, in my little corner of england and not surprisingly it has me thinking about taking a short break away in europe. Four days I normally find, is the maximum I want to spend in any particular city and one short break a month, combined with a long holiday … Continue reading Try a Taste of Catalan Cuisine in Barcelona
As I waded out into the temperate waters, lapping against the shingled shoreline of my hometown Southend on Sea. I tickled the surface with my finger tips, before plunging my hands downward. The cold travelled up my arms, as I continued to make my way deeper and deeper into the sea.The water soaking upwards towards my … Continue reading Discovering & Dissolving Fears Through Doing the Things You Love
Being successful means different things to different people. One meaning of success for me, has been brought into being through parenthood. I realised that I've held differing views over the years, in relation to society, regarding how to parent my children. This has at times brought consternation and concern, as I have observed those very … Continue reading Building Bliss in Bali
I've been on the golf course this morning - having a group lesson with the golf pro. We were practicing putting and thinking about perception. The question he asked was 'How do you judge where the golf ball is going to roll on the green?' Walking to where he was standing, I had an idea … Continue reading Are You an Achievement Orientated Person Wanting to Thrive Instead of Survive?
Doing what you want with your own life, is an incredibly powerful and empowering experience. Building self efficacy is one of the most important skills we can teach our children and develop within ourselves. It can be severely damaged by trauma, abuse & addiction. Self efficacy is: one's own belief in being able to succeed … Continue reading Building Self Efficacy – the Key to Developing a Deeper Sense of Living
As a Humanistic Therapist one of the things I understand, is the importance of feeling & healing grief. I don't view grief negatively or something which needs to be eradicated. Our emotions and feelings tell us about ourselves and what has meaning to us. Something I have learnt through travel - a particular happy place … Continue reading How a Travel Quest Helps You Move Through Grief
Auschwitz... Somewhere which I've wanted to visit for a long time. The stories my parents told me of the second world war, filled me with both fear and wonder at mankind. The way in which we can be full of heart for helping others, or if choosing, wanting complete domination and control over them. Vin … Continue reading Visiting Auschwitz, Wieliczka Salt Mines and Oskar Schindler’s Factory