Who knew that it would all start with a small glass of red wine, over a family dinner, at the end of a working week. That looking at my husband as he slurred his words, so unusual for him, would be the signal for our little family to be assaulted by Covid-19. Initially, I simply … Continue reading Side Swiped By Covid -19 Pneumonia and Surviving
I was thinking about this subject this morning. Some people I know are enjoying the time spent at home - they've brought their work into the place they love to be most, their family are home and they enjoy spending time with themselves indoors. Someone said to me 'I like my own company, so being … Continue reading Why Is Relaxation Fearful For Some During Our Global Crisis
I'm sitting here in my bedroom, readying myself to write this article about a short stay in Las Vegas, a trip to the Hoover Dam and what it meant to me to finally gaze across the Grand Canyon. My head is just beginning to get around the fact that although on one level, life remains … Continue reading Isn’t It Ironic… Don’t You Think
The other week I was in Switzerland, sitting at a train station - suitcase by my side and phone in hand. As I sent a message to let someone know where I was, my phone died. I only had one thing to mind and fortunately it was the address of where I was meant to … Continue reading How Travel Has Helped Me Deal With Uncertainty.
Crack... In the pitch black of a suffolk night, moving around the dark side of a converted barn, I heard the noise. The ground had become slippery due to the rain and despite wearing sensible shoes, my foot slipped and folded underneath my leg. Nausea instantly wafted its way throughout the whole of my body. I … Continue reading Is Adventure A State Of Mind
I was talking to someone the other day about my joy of being in water and how, when I'm in it I find myself grounded within me and connected to the urge and surge of the body of water which covers our planet. The experiences of childhood I hold the fondest memories of, are the … Continue reading Pushing Anxiety Out Of The Body By Stepping Into Cool Water.
I'm in unknown territory What do I see as I look around Nothing I recognise I feel unsure Open Vulnerable The space feels too much There is nothing I can touch No sign post I'm thinking about the changes Needing to stay grounded Wanting to stay grounded But finding it very hard to do so … Continue reading Grounded – A Poem
Freedom... is what travel always gives me. There isn't a point when it doesn't deliver and our trip to Rouen was no exception. Although it turned out to be a city which at one point must have been vibrant and alive. Now, many of the gorgeous buildings empty and the streets deserted. We'd decided on … Continue reading The Road To Rouen Is Paved With Good Intentions
Elizabeth Gilbert - Writer I once met Elizabeth Gilbert at a talk she gave on the South Bank, London. I discovered what an empowering women she is. During our conversation, I felt part of her crew, a member of her band and I was talking to a peer. Since then she has written and published … Continue reading 5 Women Over 50 Inspiring You To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
During a recent wellbeing walk, I told a story about how I learnt the importance of breath in wellbeing. Now I love yoga which is very focussed on the breath but it was scuba diving which taught me everything I needed to know. I'm fearful of scuba diving. I've learnt to cross my legs at … Continue reading How Scuba Diving Taught Me How To Help Client Wellbeing Whilst Walking