Life Planning · Self Esteem

Follow Your Dreams: The Beauty of Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist

I have many a friend who loves Paulo Coehlo’s works and admittedly the past weekend was the first time I had read any of his novels. I bought The Alchemist a year or so ago and never got round to getting past the first few pages. But finally, on a relaxing Sunday I finished reading…… Continue reading Follow Your Dreams: The Beauty of Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist

Lifestyle · Self Esteem

Creative Happiness: Finding Your Inner Artist

This past week I have embarked on a creative adventure. I love being creative – playing or composing music, drawing, woodcarving, writing short stories and blogging. The problem is, that magical and thrilling feeling of having true inspiration had been lost for some years. I began to wonder…could there be a cure to my inspiration…… Continue reading Creative Happiness: Finding Your Inner Artist

Lifestyle · Self Esteem

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘The grass is greener on the other side’. You probably know too that sometimes, it really isn’t. Welcome to Day 4 of my Mental Health Awareness Week posts. With accessibility to each others’ lives now made easier than ever through social media, it’s always easy to think that others…… Continue reading The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Removing the Taboo for Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a week like no other but when everyone opens their eyes to what is there, each and every day. Human suffering. Our silent suffering. Wounds on the body being visible may be treated, stitched together. But our minds…what lies within are invisible to all. And worst of all sometimes our…… Continue reading Removing the Taboo for Mental Health Awareness Week

Lifestyle · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Learning To Say ‘No’

These past few weeks of my life have been incredibly enjoyable, but also incredibly busy. I had meetings abroad, full-on weekend plans, and working overtime to cover for staff holidays. To say the least, I was not prioritising myself or my sleep at all. On Friday, I finally faced a tricky decision. Since January, I’d…… Continue reading Learning To Say ‘No’