Stress Management Made Easy: Creating Sanctuaries

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations so disturbing that no matter how hard we have worked at self-development, no matter how many self-help books we have read , no matter how many courses we took about effective stress management, we feel overwhelmed. Lost. Those times when you feel as if you are being tossed about …

Coping With Stress By Helping Others Cope With Stress

This sounds like an oxymoron. Could you possibly help someone else cope with their stress when you feel totally overwhelmed by the amount of stress you have to deal with yourself? The answer to that question is Yes, you can. Until recently, I firmly believed that to help others, you should at least be fairly …

Moving House Can Be An Uplifting Experience

Despite the barely bearable stress that it creates It is said that wisdom comes with age. I am still waiting, not so very patiently anymore, but I haven’t given up hope. I have stumbled across one or two golden nuggets in the past 50 years and these share with my readers in my books, articles, …

How to Become a Proficient Liar

I tell the same lie every day. I lie to make my life easier. I have told this lie so many times that I can now do so with absolute conviction. No one suspects that it is a lie, not even those closest to me. Early Days When I started telling this lie, I wasn’t …

How to cope with a heatwave

Stocksnap @ Pixabay Thursday last week, the temperature soared to 44°C (111°F) in the shade. I discovered that I have developed, unconsciously, an extremely effective strategy to cope with the sweltering heat. No, it does not involve hosing down the horses and getting thoroughly soaked in the process. That only works for about 20 minutes. …