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6 simple ways to optimise your energy

How are your energy levels? At this time of year, it’s not uncommon to feel a little drained as we head into winter. I’m an early bird by nature, but even I struggle to get out of bed at the moment. However, I still seem to have much more energy than many others around me. [...]

By |2019-11-20T21:45:56+00:00November 20th, 2019|Articles, Health|0 Comments

What are you putting up with?

To a great extent, I believe that that many of us are simply putting up with stuff in our lives. I must admit that this hadn’t even occurred to me until recently. But the more I thought about it, the more things I’ve identified that I’m putting up with. And on further reflection, I see [...]

By |2019-11-06T20:49:40+00:00November 6th, 2019|Articles, Mind, Practicalities|2 Comments

Accessible travel – nothing is impossible

This blog was especially written for Age Life Balance by Audrey Jones of Travel Counsellors, who helps individuals book bespoke holidays. She has a particular interest in helping people with different disabilities find their perfect holiday.   Accessible travel is a growth industry. Travelling the world is possible for everyone, no matter what disability or [...]

By |2019-10-24T15:23:03+00:00October 24th, 2019|Articles, Travel|0 Comments

My best life – in service of others

This article "My best life - in service of others" has been written by Lynne Bardell, one of the wonderful people I’ve met on my Age Life Balance journey over the last few years. Her story inspired me so much, I asked her if she’d consider writing a guest blog. I’m grateful and honoured that she’s [...]

By |2019-10-09T20:28:49+00:00October 9th, 2019|Articles, Work|0 Comments

Helpful habits for life

I keep thinking I’ve already written about habits, but I’ve probably just mentioned them in a number of other blogs including routines, a week into my new life and smarter working. Habits are an important component of my life and don’t believe I’m alone here. I like to think that I’m a pretty productive individual [...]

By |2019-09-11T19:09:50+00:00September 11th, 2019|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

School holidays survival tips

School holidays can be fun, but can also be challenging for parents and children. Back from our travels a little earlier than initially planned – we enjoyed a great sunny bank holiday weekend with friends and family. I’m itching to dive 100%, into my work yet I’ve still got my kids for a bit longer. [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:01:36+00:00September 1st, 2019|Community, Practicalities|0 Comments

We’re going home

After several weeks of travel, we’re looking forward to going home. My kids and I have been away, visiting friends and family in the SW, since early August. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had a great time chilling, doing various activities, seeing friends & family, reading, playing games, cooking and eating. But we’ve reached the [...]

By |2019-08-22T19:22:08+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Articles, Travel|1 Comment

Routines for success & sanity

Routines have been instrumental in helping me juggle my busy life. Two weeks since leaving work and I’m yet to establish a new routine. It probably hasn’t helped that 10 days of this I’ve been touring the SW of England with my kids and staying in 4 different places. Many of us make use of [...]

By |2019-08-16T08:28:31+00:00August 16th, 2019|Articles, Mind|0 Comments