Food for Thought

I want to talk about food. Now, I would consider myself a big eater. I am often baffled by the sheer volume of food I can fit into my stomach. Sometimes, however, I do things like have pizza and dough balls for lunch and then a huge Chinese takeaway for dinner [...]

By | 2017-11-24T00:51:36+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The City of Angels: Lessons Learnt

I needed a tube of ointment. On prescription. I was finding LA daunting – big, brash and a far cry from my little home-town in the UK. Still, the plus would be everything was open 24 hours here and I’d have it in a jiffy. $140 later (and 4 minutes with [...]

By | 2017-11-17T08:55:37+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Friends – The Key to Happiness

A couple of weeks ago I, and a group of my friends, took a trip to the Emerald Isle to celebrate one of us turning the big 4-0. We’ve known each other for nearly 30 years (I know what you’re thinking – how can that be possible? You don’t look like [...]

By | 2017-11-09T23:27:03+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Runny eggs and the Now

Time – it’s the strangest thing. They always say as you get older, time passes more quickly, and I often smile and think I have turned into my grandma as I find myself repeating, “Where has the year gone, it’s almost Christmas?!”. It’s the age old thing that when you’re having [...]

By | 2017-11-02T19:57:06+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kindness of Karma

Bali. An island teeming with beauty. While I could write endlessly about the exquisite natural attractions I visited on my recent trip, I want to write to you all about the beauty I found at the very core of the island, the beauty that makes this island my happy place. The [...]

By | 2017-10-20T07:47:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Me, Meditation and My Neti-Pot

As I stood in front of Mark, I felt weak and tired. So much so I had to sit down during our (what was intended to be) brief chat. With all his positivity, the last thing I wanted to tell him was that I was struggling with my health and wondering [...]

By | 2017-10-12T23:06:43+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Opening Doors

‘As one door closes, another opens,’ my Dad always used to say.  Especially when I split up from a boyfriend (‘Plenty more fish in the sea’ was another favourite!). Recently I’ve had a number of doors closing and as such I’ve been pondering on how to deal with it at the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T21:55:54+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

My Perfect Place of Paradise

As I climbed out of the taxi my head ached, my chest hurt and my mind was spiralling out of control like a washing machine stuck on high spin unable to stop. I couldn’t get that horrid work email out of my thoughts and I could feel the obsessive thinking kicking [...]

By | 2017-09-28T18:50:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

It’s a Dog’s Life

When I got married to Andrew, 18 years ago, we used to fantasise about our future life together. Our dreams were inspired by River Cottage and featured an idyllic countryside location and some children, but largely focused on the animals that would live with us. We imagined hens, ducks, dogs and [...]

By | 2017-09-14T20:14:14+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Big Picture About The Small Stuff

A few weeks ago I was chatting to friends who have recently moved to Stockholm and they were telling me that as a country, how much they value the importance of family, health and wellbeing. For example, they told me if they work late it’s seen as a negative – either [...]

By | 2017-08-03T22:46:00+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments