Desperately Seeking Optimism

I don’t know about you but my optimism filter is feeling the strain. Everywhere I look there is something else getting in the way of the glimmer of happiness. I am certain though that happiness and joy is still there, only its presence at the moment is fleeting. This week has seen Lisa’s birthday. WeContinue reading “Desperately Seeking Optimism”

Anxiety

The vast majority of anxiety we all experience is useful and forms part of our biological alert system, it only becomes an issue that requires expert attention when it becomes disordered, and occurs inappropriately. Most of us do not have disordered inappropriate anxiety, the anxiety we experience is perfectly appropriate. Now depending on your particularContinue reading “Anxiety”

Transitions and how to cope

Change never happens immediately, there is always a difficult, confusing, and unsettling period where you are not quite at the new way, and at the old way. This hinterland is often where changes fail. We often think that whatever we wanted to do is not working and go back to the old ways of doingContinue reading “Transitions and how to cope”

New Beginnings

Yesterday we took Jack to Manchester, he has gone a month early to settle in an look for a job before he starts his studies in September. He will be sharing a house with his big brother who goes into his 2nd year. Surprisingly it was a lovely day. We spent the afternoon with bothContinue reading “New Beginnings”

A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.

As I keep talking about making changes in your lifestyle, and the importance of a plan and then having a clear reason why to get through the difficult days, I thought I might share my personal challenge. On Monday 10th of August I vowed that I would embark on losing weight down to a healthyContinue reading “A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.”

Introducing the Connected Living Podcast

I have decided to jump into the podcast world and publish regular podcasts based on connected living. Each episode will concentrate on an element of connected living. I will along the way be collecting stories from people that may relate to each episode from those around me. So if you have a story you wantContinue reading “Introducing the Connected Living Podcast”

26/07/2020 Firsts and practicing what I preach

Last week when I was writing my blogs I was physically feeling quite rubbish. Well this week is completely different, I seem to be on an upward slope of the roller-coaster that is my symptoms. I now seem to have two weeks of feeling well then 2 weeks of feeling rubbish, however the weeks ofContinue reading “26/07/2020 Firsts and practicing what I preach”

19/07/2020 Sunny Sunday morning writing, blogging and listening to podcasts

It’s Sunday morning, so the usual happened, Holly (my dog) woke me up at 6:30, she was hungry and lonely. I could have gone back to bed I suppose, but the sun was shining, so I got up. I thought about writing a blog at that point, but I really did not have anything toContinue reading “19/07/2020 Sunny Sunday morning writing, blogging and listening to podcasts”