Writing a bucket list – why it’s good

I have in my possession, somewhere tucked away in a box, a list I made as a teenager. Kind of a life goals or objectives list. I have perused it several times in the years since it was written. Sometimes I felt I had outgrown it. Sometimes I felt I had managed to achieve a…

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Getting back to writing

I’ve been dilly dallying for too long, my usual reticence to commit is really holding me back. I have been trying hard to write a post, too hard. About the theme of my ‘story’ that I am writing procrastinating about writing.  Riding a roller coaster of sometimes doing it and sometimes not. Apologies if this turns into a…

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Gratitude Journal December (and 2016)

So here we are, the final run to the New Year. December will finish, along with 2016, as we head into 2017. Such an arbitrary divide but one nonetheless. Somehow it offers to us a dividing point between the old and the new. A chance for reflection among the lull in normal routines. I have…

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What I read in 2016

At the start of 2016 I decided to keep a list of all the books I read this year. I have never done this before (well except at school, but the point is I’ve never done this for myself). It is said that writers should be readers, and I have always been one of them,…

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Gratitude Journal November

November was what you would call a tumultuous month, but it wasn’t all bad. And it was certainly one for some insight. Reality When you get difficult times, it feels important to be able to go back to basics to ground yourself – gratitude for the roof over my head, clothes on my body, food…

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Making sense of sensitivity

How do you feel when more than one person talks to you at once, or there is lots of background noise? How do you feel when you have to make decisions with multiple choices, or need to respond to messages and emails? How do you feel when you are in a busy space? Paying the…

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Conflict resolution

I didn’t know if I would publish this, and I’m a day late, but here I am anyway. I’m worrying what people will think, but nothing changes. Deep breath… As many people have been, I’ve spent the last week or so mulling over the results of the US election and thinking about how things are a…

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Gratitude Journal October

I simply can’t believe October is over. It rushed through and suddenly we are here in November! Somehow the autumnal season is the most observable seasonal change to me and I can definitely see that it is well and truly here now, although as the weather goes it really hasn’t been too bad. It has…

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How I am killing my To Do list

Last week I wrote about being stressed and some of the things that were helping me. After publishing (well actually before) I really felt the need to write a bit more about the way I manage my To Do list at the moment. I have no idea or illusion that this is particularly interesting to…

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When stress joins the party

I didn’t write a post last week. The desire to write hadn’t left me, but the old familiars of stress and overwhelm were knocking on the door. My focus has been gradually ebbing (over quite some time to be honest) and I felt confuddled . And then I read Renee’s post yesterday, about acknowledging our feelings….

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