BOOKS ARE MY SOLACE, SUPPORT AND LIFELINE

I am a big book fan. I like the look of them and always incorporate them into any house move so that they look their best. They have played a massive part in my life – from early childhood when I sat under the apple tree in my hometown in Cornwall to later years where […]

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DEMENTIA – A WORD THAT STRIKES FEAR

Next week is Dementia Action Week.  Dementia is a word that strikes fear into the minds of anyone who has been affected by this disease either personally or within their family and have seen the devastating effects it takes on those nearest and dearest to you. In 2016 someone very dear to me was diagnosed […]

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

The words ‘Personal Development’ are bandied around a lot these days.  But what does Personal Development really mean? After all there are many forms of Personal Development – to get a better job, get fitter, get stronger or be your best. However, to understand what it really means you’ll need to understand your past, how […]

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AUTHENTIC – THE NEW BUZZWORD

The hot new buzzword is authentic (the very word is derived from the Greek word ‘authentikos’, meaning to ‘act in one’s own authority’).  I rather like that.   Have you led an authentic life?  Have you been true to yourself, what your gut instinct is telling you, or have you been a people pleaser and […]

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ROYAL WEDDING – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

You may, or may not be a royalist, but in any event we all love a wedding.  It’s great to check out the dresses, the location, what food is going to be eaten, who are the guests etc.  And of course, it’s about two people coming together who love each other very much. In case you […]

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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU ARE LAUGHING

There is no doubt about it, laughter is the best medicine. I often find myself laughing out loud at the silliest of things and go out of my way to smile and laugh if I can. My favourite ‘top tip’ is to visit a really good card shop and stand for half an hour reading […]

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