Selection – sometimes not so easy

Recently looking at a Netflix program called “Stay here” with eight I think short renovations (and insight) into making a property into a business for short term rental /holiday accommodation.  This made me question where we may find such advice to make our lives somewhere (short term or long term) that we want to live [...]

2018-10-01T11:32:24+00:00October 1st, 2018|

A different view

I think those reading this blog will appreciate that I enjoy ted Talks, some interesting books too and certainly Ted Talks. So this time here is a timeline of change and a walk through a life that is very different to ours – a male Indian movie star, who discusses change he has seen, ideas [...]

2018-08-19T10:27:54+00:00August 19th, 2018|

Ignorance is bliss?

“I’ve lived as a man & a woman -- here's what I learned | Paula Stone Williams | TEDxMileHigh” Wow what a brave and courageous perspective and a reminder of how we see others.  Walking in another’s shoes is such a line I know I drop in conversation easily however compared to this view [...]

2018-06-24T02:55:17+00:00June 24th, 2018|

Self care and boundaries

Boundaries, the  “yes” and “no” I remember many years ago saying in shock “these people do not have my best interests at heart!” and it was such a shock for me.  I thought the very people I was talking about would have been my back stop and my support, they weren’t, and I was surprised.  [...]

2018-06-04T05:23:46+00:00June 4th, 2018|

The right time?

 When is it the time right and for what? Perhaps this applies to every stage of our lives for example, is this the right time to change jobs, or to get married or to get into a relationship, or to go travelling; perhaps start that new study or whatever the thought is that meanders through [...]

2018-05-06T10:45:19+00:00May 1st, 2018|

Addiction, what we think we know

In this Ted Talk, Johann talks about the need for connection and bonding within our societies and the potential to go off rail without it. He uses a great phrase of “not being present in our own lives” and putting up barriers with the result that as the size of homes and floor space get [...]

2018-04-18T02:29:16+00:00April 18th, 2018|

Diversity by any other name?

Ageism, does this affect you – yet?  Do think it will or have you managed to bypass this?  And this may make you question, “what do we know that we don’t share?” for example, our experiences, our history, the value we made or offered at a certain time or place, do we share this or [...]

2018-03-26T09:06:27+00:00March 26th, 2018|

Thoughts to our younger selves ….

What would we say to that younger version of our self and would we change so very much of life in hindsight? That man, woman (other, depending on what you’re into) I rather like the being in the movie “Shape of Water” myself however that’s another story. Ok so that person that meant so much [...]

2018-04-27T07:32:36+00:00March 17th, 2018|

Paths and Choices

Finding Your Path A Guide to Life and Happiness After School Amba Brown This book title came to me from a magazine, I mention this as I read and love the fact that libraries exist however I understand that is not the route for everyone.  This made me think, isn’t it interesting where we receive [...]

2018-03-11T00:18:44+00:00March 11th, 2018|

Outcomes and beginnings

Ted talk : Interesting, (aren’t they all?) and  worth sharing about the unique insights generated from studies on children and happiness/life outcomes in the UK from way back.   Surprising to hear how long this has been going on (this study that is) and when it started.  Also, good to hear that parents really make a [...]

2018-03-10T23:44:55+00:00March 10th, 2018|