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. …

Two Surprisingly Easy Ways To Manage Stress

For those stressful days when you cannot think of anything that could possibly make you feel grateful I have recently applied to become a writer for a Medium publication called A Few Words. The publication is called A Few Words because each post is limited to 500 words or less. Most of my posts are …

3 Stress Management Strategies To Help You Weather Any Storm

Facing a Major Life Transition We sold our house and bought another. Impossible to put the ever-escalating anxiety, nerve-wracking worry, overwhelming panic and threatening despair associated with the seven words above into words and onto paper. Why does it have to be so complicated to sell a house and buy another? Here in France, it …

Get real Value from Gratitude Journaling

Forget about “the rules of journaling.” Journaling rules can never be more than mere suggestions. I’m not good at keeping rules. I get bored if I always have to do the same thing, at the same time. I get frustrated if I force myself to keep to a strict schedule. The only thing that I …

How to keep a Gratitude Journal consistently, even if you gave up many times before

Three days ago, I decided to create an e-Course. Clearly, I have too much time on my hands, despite rushing around with a virtual hosepipe, desperately trying to put out the pre-publication fires springing up left right and centre as I prepare for the publication of my latest book “Embrace Change in 10 minutes a …