Finding calm in the chaos

Just Coping

Sometimes just coping is enough

There are times in this journey when I worry that all I am doing is “just coping”.  I feel as if just coping is not good enough and I should be doing better. Often, I am angry about the lack of support available but sometimes I am angry at myself....

Animal Crossing New Leaf

4 things Animal Crossing New Leaf is helping my son with ASD to understand

I don’t know about you but we are the house of games consoles.  You name it, we have it.  The staff in our local Game shop know us by name, know what we like and ask if we’ve been ill or on holiday if we don’t pop in once a week....

Getting back in the saddle

Getting back in the saddle

Last month, we bought a new bike for me.  I was never really an enthusiastic cyclist as a child, I owned a Tomahawk (my brother got the Chopper) but I was more a roller skate and make perfume from petals type girl. However, I am listening to a Fitpod from Thinking Slimmer at the...

Does Failing make you a Failure?

Does failing make you a failure?

You will fail Not all the time but on many occasions, you will fail. I know there have been numerous times when I have entered the familiar dark arena of failure and been overcome with guilt, disgust, frustration, shame, sadness, guilt, despair, envy, jealousy, doubt and a multitude of other negative emotions. There...

Me, My Notebook and I

Me, My Notebook and I

As anyone who knows me will tell you, especially my husband, I have a real passion for stationery.  Put me in Staples or Paperchase for an hour and I am in my happy space. I have a huge array of notebooks and to be honest, most of them I bought...

Happiness when driving?

Can you achieve happiness when driving?

As you will know, I am attempting to become happy by being generous.  One of the first ideas I suggested towards achieving this was to let people pull out of junctions ahead of you and allowing them to pull into your lane. As I wrote the post I was convinced...

How to use generosity to achieve happiness

10 Tips On How To Use Generosity To Help Achieve Happiness

On Monday, I was fortunate enough to spend an Afternoon of Happiness in London.  This was an event organised by Action for Happiness and included a 1.5 hour chat with the Dalai Lama.  Now if that wasn’t inspirational enough, there were a number of other guest speakers, all of whom wanted us to be...

Half pound weight loss in a year

Sunday Sharing: Thinking Slimmer with Slimpod and public accountability

In one year of many attempts, I’ve lost the grand total of 0.5lb. During that year I’ve gained 1 stone, lost 1.5 stone, gained 1 stone, lost 0.5 stone … And so on. Over the last few months I’ve been looking into what works best for me. Being in Fitbit...

Sunday Sharing: Operation Stack

Sunday Sharing: Operation Stack

Operation Stack has caused true Chaos in Kent this week