Get Happy with Mindfulness

You may have heard of mindfulness and thought it was only about being calm or helping you deal with stress. But did you know that mindfulness can help you lift your mood and become a happier person more of the time? It’s easy to get stuck in a negative mindset and stay focused on theContinue reading “Get Happy with Mindfulness”

Visualizations for a Calmer, Happier You

Calm down. Seriously. Continuing the themes of Peace, Calm and Affirmations, here are three ways that can help to relax your mind and body. Try the crazy ones. We all have things that leave us on edge. Sometimes it’s an event or a person (like a visit from that relative you just don’t get alongContinue reading “Visualizations for a Calmer, Happier You”

5 Things You Can Be Hopeful About Even When It Looks as if All is Lost

In April of this year I had a bad case of Covid 19. It wasn’t bad enough to put me in hospital though it got close; I had a nurse come to my apartment for 5 evenings to administer an intravenous drip and my temperature spiked at 42 Celsius, making me hallucinate. I am currentlyContinue reading “5 Things You Can Be Hopeful About Even When It Looks as if All is Lost”

Writing tips – sort your life out!

Here are some ideas for organising you ‘writing life’. It isn’t easy to achieve each of these as real life often gets in the way. Trust me – getting the family to give you space is difficult as they can be very demanding on your time. Just remember, getting one page completed is much betterContinue reading “Writing tips – sort your life out!”

The Benefit of Accepting Those You Don’t Like and How to Get Started

Let’s face it, you’re not going to like everyone. Sometimes the feeling is mutual. We meet someone who just rubs us up the wrong way. You’re instant rivals, right down to the barely suppressed sneer and curled lip. Other times it’s not quite so dramatic. You might be making every effort to build a relationship,Continue reading “The Benefit of Accepting Those You Don’t Like and How to Get Started”

7 Secrets to Stepping into Your Spirituality

In today’s world, it’s easy to neglect the spiritual. In our modern age, haven’t we evolved beyond the need for such things? I grew up in a very traditional Catholic household; Catholic schools, church, choir etc. I think I have an innate sense of Spirituality even though I no longer ‘practice’ my Religion. I stillContinue reading “7 Secrets to Stepping into Your Spirituality”

How Using Meditation Can Relieve and Decrease Loneliness

“Loneliness is just a word, So I’ve been told. Loneliness becomes a world, that’s very cold.” Chicago Loneliness is an increasing symptom of modern life. As people have become more connected by technology, there’s less time to stay connected with friends and loved ones in real-time. That can lead to emotional exhaustion and burnout. IfContinue reading “How Using Meditation Can Relieve and Decrease Loneliness”

4 Steps to Controlling Your Anger Triggers

Do you ever get angry and then hate yourself for it? Everyone has their own little quirks. Things that make them irritated, frustrating, or downright angry. You could probably list your own triggers right now—little stuff like clutter or having to wait around. Maybe you can’t stand a particular word or phrase, or you findContinue reading “4 Steps to Controlling Your Anger Triggers”

8 Tips for Handling Frustration in a Healthy Way

Are you feeling frustrated? The Pandemic; No vacation; stuck at home; lost job; furloughed; can’t get anything done… Chances are you’ve been here before. You’ve probably even worked out some coping strategies for when you’re stressed. The problem is, some of those strategies aren’t the best, a fact you’re already aware of. Handling stress inContinue reading “8 Tips for Handling Frustration in a Healthy Way”