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Mountains and molehills

View this post on Instagram With the reality hitting us last week that we need to move house and find another rental quick-sharp, I’ve been feeling all in a tizz the last few days, and, if I’m honest, a bit scared and panicky. Following a substantial wobble over the weekend, getting totally carried away about the unhelpful ‘what ifs’, and falling down a rabbit hole of catastrophizing and blowing things massively out of proportion, what eventually snapped me out of my #anxiety funk was, of course, my people. Between my husband and a few close friends here to lend a…

If kindness is your jam…

View this post on Instagram For anyone in need of a dollop of blue skies and little white, fluffy clouds, may I suggest you go and check out the The Independent’s “Happy List 2018: the full list of people who make life better for others”, published this morning – I honestly think you’d be hard pushed to find a more uplifting, inspiring read on t’internet today. It also happens to feature a couple of kick-ass women and organisations cutting some serious shapes in the businesses of tackling #loneliness and social isolation, including the delightful (ok, I’ve not met her IRL,…

Chewing the cud

View this post on Instagram I'm no florist and really don't have the foggiest when it comes to specifying what kind of flowers 💐🌷🌼🌻these might be, but what I do know is that they are bright, they are colourful, and looking at them brings cheer to my world. And who knows, maybe #floralfriday is a thing, these days? Either way, here's wishing you all a suitably upbeat, happy-go-lucky weekend surrounded by your nearest and dearest – and if the dearest happen to be anything but the nearest, in geographical terms, then hopefully they’re at least a phone call away☎️. Nattering,…

The ‘friend effect’

View this post on Instagram “The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple” (The Guardian, 23rd May): if you’ve not read this brilliant article yet, I urge you to go and do so as if your life depended on it (hey, it’s Friday, peeps, and the energy levels are high, so forgive me if I’m going a little Drama Queen on your beautiful backsides, okey crokies?!) Whilst now a couple of months old, I can’t help periodically revisiting this wonderfully insightful & thought-provoking read, as it uncovers some eye-opening stats & research-based expertise re. the…

Dancing Queens

For those on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the Big Day – well, I’m sorry to break it to you, folks, but that ship has passed and sailed well off into the sunset. Yep, that’s right, friends: International Running Day – the big event I’m sure you’ve been on the look-out for – has come and gone. Runners around the globe celebrated the special event just yesterday, in fact. Let it be known: I don’t do running. Yes, my blog is (purportedly) all about positive thinking and embracing life’s challenges and giving a big old ‘whoop whoop’ to…