The moon made me do it

Do you feel a full moon coming? I do and it’s not just for teenage American werewolves in Paris. The moon can have profound effect on how we feel. In times past, farmers used it to plant their crops and women used it to plan their cycle and fertility. ‘Not tonight dear, the moon isContinue reading “The moon made me do it”

Fearsome

As you may have now realised, I’m a self-help junkie. I love a fix of the law of attraction, an attitude of gratitude and a recital of affirmations. One of the topics often explored in the self-help realm is facing fear. Fear of failure, fear of being criticised, fear of the Kardashians inheriting the earth,Continue reading “Fearsome”

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

It can be scary to change, to turn and face the strange. Even if our old ways are no longer helpful, at least they’re comfortable and familiar. Feeling blah is like an old worn out couch with an Yvette-shaped groove. Yes, it should be out in hard rubbish but I’ve spent so much time here.Continue reading “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!”

Happy 1st Birthday!

It’s been 1 whole year since I began my blogging journey, shamelessly sharing 34 posts about everything and anything that takes my fancy; self-help, silliness, sobriety, shyness, minimalism, mindfulness, woo woo stuff and 90’s nostalgia. Thanks friend for liking and commenting and sharing and reading. I really truly appreciate it and am sending good vibes,Continue reading “Happy 1st Birthday!”

Goodnight Sweetheart

There is much focus on the morning routine and as you know dear reader, I’m a big fan of the 4.30am edge. But if you don’t get some solid sleep before hand, you may end up punching your alarm clock rather than punching the air with enthusiasm in the morning. We are probably all familiarContinue reading “Goodnight Sweetheart”

Is this an act of self-love?

Self-love doesn’t come naturally to most of us but until you can accept and care for and yes, even love yourself, you won’t be able to share your love and joy with your loved ones and unsuspecting members of the public. But what does self-love look like and how can we achieve it? Perhaps itContinue reading “Is this an act of self-love?”

I saw the sign

I see 11’s everywhere. In your dreams? No, just walking around like regular numbers. I check my phone at 11 past each hour. Never seem to miss an 11.11 or a 1.11. I see 111 likes on a Facebook post or in the books in the Kindergarten library. It’s like magic (except for the KinderContinue reading “I saw the sign”

Shift your state

How do you get out of a low mood, shift anger, fling off heaviness and come out the other side feeling better? There are no rainbows without rain but try saying that to someone feeling crappy and don’t be surprised if they hurl a chair in your general direction. Feelings are a part of lifeContinue reading “Shift your state”

The Kindness of Strangers

I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers. Me and Blanche DuBois. A door held open, a knowing smile, a train seat offered, a thank you. Don’t fool yourself, these things do make a big difference to both the giver and recipient of the act of kindness. Increased levels of oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins lead toContinue reading “The Kindness of Strangers”

Never give up

It’s hard not to give up and give in when something you want eludes you. Maybe you didn’t want it that bad after all, maybe a substitute will suffice but maybe there’s still a small voice whispering, I still want it. How can you amplify this voice and continue to go for what you wantContinue reading “Never give up”