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. …

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 …