Please indulge me for a moment while I unload… I am currently in pain. In fact, I have been in almost constant pain probably for over a year now. If I wasn’t sure what ‘chronic pain’ meant… I am now! I have had on/off lower back pain for quite a few years, including a period … More A short reflection on pain
On Sunday evening I watched a video reel. It was a video reel of the funeral of a musician friend who I had played in youth orchestras with, lost touch with, and reconnected with a couple of years ago. She died of cancer earlier this year at the age of 55. I was aware of … More Playing small
I have recently been working with a holistic therapist in an attempt to reduce both my anxiety levels and the joint pain I have been suffering quite badly with. Visits to mainstream medics and specialists seem to have got me nowhere fast, so ‘alternative’ seemed like a reasonable way forward. To accompany some hands-on therapy … More Elimination diet
I have recently come to the end of a series of coaching sessions with Helena Holrick. Helena is someone I connected with some while back via Facebook, and her posts pop up on my feed every now and then. My reaction when they did pop up would often be a longing s-i-g-h, as I wondered … More Do I look SHINY to you?!
Yesterday, after a long and tiring day at work I was really in the mood for just flopping on the sofa and watching some mindless tv with glass of wine in hand. Instead, I attended an online networking event for coaches, with three sessions of ‘speed networking’ followed by a speaker. The speaker was William … More What did I do?
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) 2022. As usual, I’ve dutifully shared this information on my social media profiles, and made suitably supportive noises. I know I did the same last year, and the year before, and probably the year before that. But I have to confess to feeling that being ‘aware’ is very possibly … More Mental health awareness
Don’t get me wrong, I have amazing friends … I’m pretty sure I’ve introduced some of them to you as co-adventurers in my 2016 challenges, and life-saviours when the trials and tribulations of separation/ divorce/ single-parenting have ambushed me. Nevertheless, I’m totally up for meeting new, like-minded people and believe that what I call the … More Being sociable
During my trip to northern Morocco, I kept a log of things that ‘surprised’ me – about the country, the experience and also about myself… Here are some of the things I learned. Morocco is a heck of a lot bigger than I expected! I’m not sure I had really appreciated the scale of Africa, … More Morocco – Part 6 reflections and takeaways
Another sunny day in Marrakesh and my plans were (unsurprisingly) to pack as much in to my last few hours as possible. I wanted to visit the Jardin Majorelle, created by/for Yves St Laurent, and pick up some last minute gifts in the medina. I had breakfast, and returned to my room to check out. … More Morocco adventure – Part 5 How not to end a trip!
We left Chefchaouen by minibus at 10 am on Sunday for the 3 hour journey to Tangier. Amazing landscapes of rugged, rocky mountains punctuated by big dams and reservoirs, eventually gave way to more and more cultivated and manicured land. After a brief supermarket stop, we enjoyed a picnic lunch overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with … More Morocco adventure – Part 4 Tangier and Marrakesh