We all have a choice.

We all like a good moan. In fact moaning and complaining can be quite comforting, as we examine our circumstances critically and then on balance decide that we are generally satisfied with our lot. There are a number of people who feel trapped in their current lives and are deeply unhappy. I have been there,Continue reading “We all have a choice.”

Motivated?

  Are you like me? Do you initially throw yourself into activities and projects, only to lose motivation within a couple of weeks? It has happened to me in the past few weeks. I started on a fitness regime in February and gave myself a goal to achieve, which was fine. The first few weeksContinue reading “Motivated?”

Live by your values

Nearly everything I write on here is from the heart and is based on my own acceptance of who I am. That is why I have been so prolific over recent days. I feel much more aware of myself and less worried about what people think. I wouldn’t say I feel completely liberated from theContinue reading “Live by your values”

How to manage that red mist

When I was writing my story, I remembered that during my pre-school and early school years I had an imaginary friend called Collingwood (strange name I know). My dad around that time spent some time based at HMS Collingwood in Gosport, and I imagine the name must have grabbed my imagination. Collingwood was my idealContinue reading “How to manage that red mist”

Parenthood

As it is Mother’s day I thought I would write an extra blog on the subject of parenting young people. We love our children more than anything else in the world. We want the best for them, we don’t want them to feel pain. We want them to be a success in life whilst avoidingContinue reading “Parenthood”

My Story (Gosport 1970s and 80s)

A few weeks ago I wrote about, putting my story so far down in words to help me take stock of who I am at what my values are. Since then I have taken my mind map and have started adding detail. So far I have about 5 different stories. I have found the experienceContinue reading “My Story (Gosport 1970s and 80s)”

How to be Happy

Monday saw me teaching 2nd year Child Branch Student Nurses about the signs and management of dehydration, followed by causes and management of fever in children. Talking about dehydration does not always fill people with enthusiasm on a Monday afternoon, so I thought I would add an anecdote to lighten the mood and grab theirContinue reading “How to be Happy”