There’s a moment when you’re sick when a line is drawn in the sand; a line is drawn across your life. On one side of the line lies the life you once had. On the other side sits your future. That line was drawn for me last week. And it came in the form of […]
Alternatives To Dental Implants – How To Decide
You know that feeling, when a crown breaks and the thing you’ve been dreading for years comes to pass – you need to consider whether to have a dental implant. If you’re anything like me, the very idea of it can send you running for the hills…except somewhere on that run you stop at 7-Eleven […]
When Mother’s Day Is A Sad Day
It’s Mother’s Day today. A day I used to spend with my mum. Until she died. It was more than just the day itself. I enjoyed the weeks leading up to it, planning what I’d buy her, deciding what I’d cook. Mother’s Day falls during my favourite time of year, so I was always keen […]
How The [email protected] Do I Meditate?
I learned to meditate the hard way. One of those 10 day retreats that involved silence and a bed made of concrete and a room infested with ants and a bucket for bathing; in India, of course. As the days progressed, we were moved out of the communal meditation hall into to our own, private […]
10 Self-Help Books I Wish I’d Read Sooner
I read self-help books. There. I said it. Yet, before I wrote that, there were several iterations of that intro that included me justifying why I regularly read self-help books. You know, claims that I’m ‘normal’ (whatever that means) and just ‘interested’ in some topics or ‘I read very widely’. You know the lines. You […]
God, I’m Tired – Pandemic Fatigue
God, I’m tired. I was supposed to sit down and finish a post about the best self-development books I’ve ever read (that post is coming) but I woke late and groggy. I woke after a night of dreams, chasing a woman in a nurses’ outfit (no, not that kind of nurses’ outfit) around an airport trying to […]
Why Am I Here?
There’s one big thing nobody ever tells you about writing a blog – the second it gets popular, you’re not allowed to write what you want anymore. Well, I mean you can, but it’s not going to make you money because now that your blog is popular, you’re no longer allowed to talk about YOU […]
A New Lifestyle Blog About Midlife
I’ve done it again. Started a new blog. It’s been a mental work in progress for a while and now here it is…a new lifestyle blog by one of those middle aged women that the Internet collectively wishes would just go away and hide her ageing presence from the rest of the online world. But […]