Archive of ‘Self-Care’ category

Decluttering and Reorganising My Bedroom

All my life I have been terribly untidy. My excuse is that it is the creative spirit in me! On top of that I have a tendency towards hoarding (‘just in case’). There is little chance of me appearing on one of those hoarder TV shows though because typically I will allow things – paperwork […] Read more…

A Sunny October Day

We’ve been incredibly fortunate with the weather during the past couple of weeks. A beautiful Indian Summer, and it was good to be able to take advantage of a sunny October day. The day started badly, and involved lots of tears. My nail appointment perked me up a bit, thanks to lots of hugs and […] Read more…

My Wall of Love, Memories, Creativity and Inspiration

On a bit of a whim, I created my wall of love, memories, creativity, and inspiration yesterday. I guess the best creative projects are done on such a whim: the creation comes directly from the heart, no overthinking. It just flows. I had a selection of photos of Hugo remaining from ones we had got […] Read more…

Today Is A New Day

Today’s Sunday Thought is brought to you courtesy of the fantastic Creating Ripples. If you don’t follow the account on Twitter (@CreateTheRipple), you really should! Every day there are many insightful, contemplative messages shared, like this one. I chose this image because it encompasses so much of what I perceive to be crucial for my emotional […] Read more…

Things That Make Me Smile

This week has been pretty horrendous emotionally: triggers and a general feeling of melancholy conspired to give me a miserable few days. It was like I was transported back to the turmoil of several months ago: missing Hugo so desperately; remembering my own time in hospital, feeling utterly helpless. Trapped in my head, a vortex of […] Read more…

Be Gentle With Yourself

Today’s Sunday Thought is a very simple one. Be gentle with yourself. It’s a simple thought that is relevant for everyone, whatever your stage in life, whatever you are doing, wherever you are going.We can be so very hard on ourselves trying to achieve often unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves, or piled on by […] Read more…

What Does Being Happy Mean, Anyway?

Happy. What does that word actually mean? It’s a word we hear all the time – whether it’s Pharrell belting out his hit, or contemplations about what we can do to be happy, attain a state of happiness. Happiness. It is a concept we all strive for. And that’s fair enough; who wants to spend […] Read more…

I Stepped Off The Hamster Wheel – And I Liked It

Blimey – I haven’t blogged for nine days. NINE days! And as much as I love my blog and blogging, stepping off the hamster wheel for a while did me good. Since I wrote my first post about Hugo in April 2014, I’ve written pretty much every day. Blogging has been my therapy, an outlet […] Read more…

In Appreciation of All That Is Good

A post in appreciation of the positive things that have happened this week: – Lazy day on Monday. The reason for the lazy day wasn’t so good: a very low mood, unsure of what to do with myself. Fortunately Monday was my no-work day this week so I was able to do some self-care. I […] Read more…

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