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3 simple ways to build (& sustain) a positive mindset

The clocks have recently gone back and the days are getting increasingly short and gloomy. It’s not to say we won’t see the sun again for months, but it can often feel like this at this time of year! This is possibly going to be one of the most challenging winters we’ve faced (collectively) in [...]

By |2020-10-29T21:43:20+00:00October 29th, 2020|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

Becoming the grown-up in the relationship

My relationship with my mum Becoming the grown-up As we get older, for many of us the relationships with our parents change. At some point along the way, we stop being the child and become the grown-up instead. I’m not sure at what point this happened with my mum, but I am definitely the grown-up [...]

By |2020-10-13T20:56:55+00:00October 13th, 2020|My relationship with|1 Comment

5 things I love about Autumn

This is the first of my new series of articles entitled "My relationship with...." - watch this space over the couple months for more 😊 My relationship with the seasons – Autumn Autumn is here at last! I feel we’ve been blessed with more sunshine than normal this year – it wasn’t just me, was [...]

By |2020-09-29T20:03:36+00:00September 29th, 2020|Articles, My relationship with|0 Comments

This Book Could Save Your Life

This Book Could Save Your Life – Book Review I’ve recently finished reading this book and I feel so empowered, I must share it with you. I learned about Graham Lawton from the article that my dad wrote – Calorific Restriction For Healthy Ageing. So, I googled him (as you do) and saw that he’d [...]

By |2020-09-14T17:45:52+00:00September 14th, 2020|Articles, Health, Practicalities|1 Comment

Calorific restriction for successful ageing

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was planning to publish some articles on my parents’ ageing journeys as well as my own. This is a guest blog written by my dad. Calorific restriction for successful ageing I’m very fortunate to have remained in good health for just over 77 years. I take no [...]

By |2020-08-30T19:49:38+00:00August 30th, 2020|Health|2 Comments

House clearance – out with the old

As I write this we’re on our way back from 10 days in Devon and Cornwall. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it? Especially the way 2020 has played out so far. A few elements of it were really lovely – a couple of meet-ups with friends and some time with my dad and his wife on the [...]

By |2020-08-13T20:14:16+00:00August 13th, 2020|Accommodation, Articles, Practicalities|3 Comments

Supporting Immunity with Antioxidants

I'm pleased to introduce today's article, a guest blog by Michele Scarr Nutritional Therapist, who shares her advice below on how to increase our immune systems. Supporting Immunity with Antioxidants Immunity is important at the best of times to keep us healthy and well. But there hasn't been an instance in our own lifetimes where our [...]

By |2020-07-17T08:37:38+00:00July 16th, 2020|Articles, Health|0 Comments

Life lessons – Autobiography in five short chapters

How do we learn the biggest life lessons? Through experience, of course. I stumbled across this poem again as I was tidying up some files on my laptop recently. I'm not sure when I'd first come across it, but I'd obviously loved it so much, I'd decided to keep it for another day. Life lessons [...]

By |2020-05-29T05:41:15+00:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments