October 18, 2020

Taking a walk this morning I took in the changing and varied colours of the trees, so many shades and it made me smile. I noticed leaves falling and appreciate before too long most of these branches will be bare and the branches like outstretched arms will be highly vi...

October 4, 2020

The days are becoming shorter, darker, colder and certainly wetter if this weekend is anything to go by.

Covid -19 spent the first half of the year making its presence known and very much felt and over the next six months we will do well to accept it’s here to stay with...

September 20, 2020

Anxiety comes in many forms and attacks in many ways. Depending on what’s going on in your life, your character type and how well you adapt to change…worry, concern and apprehension will likely provoke your anxiety levels from low to medium to crippling.

I was reading a...

September 6, 2020

A few months ago I wrote about the new book that JK Rowling released via the Internet, chapter by chapter each day she let us have another section. I personally enjoyed the book but more than that, I was hooked into the daily excitement of receiving this gift and notic...

August 25, 2020

This is something I hear a lot, along with comments such as, how will grieving bring back what I’ve lost? Grieving is painful and I’m already in pain so why bring any more on myself?

Focusing specifically on the comment: Why grieve? It won’t bring back what I’ve lost.


August 18, 2020

Last week, here in the UK we went through a brief but extreme heatwave and many people I spoke with used words like unbearable, no energy, can’t sleep, difficult to think or function etc.

It made me think of grief and how closely related and interchangeable some of thos...

August 9, 2020

My apologies right from the start if you’ve hooked into this Post thinking I have the secret to shedding pounds or tightening up your waistline. Whilst I can certainly offer some tips in this area, if this is something you are interested in I am pretty sure my tips are...

August 2, 2020

If my work was a cake, a couple of the main ingredients would include curiosity and exploration.

I bring up 'exploration' because I was watching a movie recently and heard a quote from TS Elliot's, Little Gedding, Four Quartets that I've always liked and each time I hea...

July 26, 2020

Many times over these recent months I’ve heard many people ask questions like: 'will things ever be the same', '(when) do you think things will go back to normal', 'life is so different now' etc

What variants of those have you heard or possibly said yourself?

Life is dif...

July 19, 2020

When I remember back to plunging or being immersed into cold water (a swimming pool, the sea, a shower etc) I can feel my body tensing up, often even before the event in preparedness and readiness for what’s about to happen. Whereas stepping into a heated swimming pool...

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