The lies I tell myself…that I fully intend to continue telling myself in 2020

Jodi Picoult, in Vanishing Acts, said, “You can fool yourself, you know. You'd think it's impossible, but it turns out it's the easiest thing of all.” This is my New Year's Resolution for 2020, because “there's that horrible-beautiful moment, that bitter-sweet impasse where you know that somebody is bullshitting you but they're doing it with …

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 …

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, …

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 …