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 …

Misconceptions about Mindfulness

In each book I write, I write about mindfulness. It becomes difficult not to repeat myself, so in my latest book, Embracing Change - Simple Strategies to manage Stress Successfully during Transitions, I decided to write about mindfulness from a different perspective. Instead of explaining what mindfulness is, I explain what mindfulness is not: Mindfulness …

Walking, Writing and Stress Management

Walk to cope with change

After the operation, my surgeon told me that I had to take things easy for a while, so no long walks, no running and certainly no horse riding. Since I was quite determined that the 4th operation in 18 months was going to be a success, I decided to keep to the rules. I missed …

6 Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in Midlife

Mindfulness Meditation can be beneficial to women later in life in several different ways. Mindfulness can be cultivated using a variety of methods, but for the purpose of this post, we will focus on mindfulness meditation. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that mindfulness and meditation are two …

Musical Midlife Crisis

If we were having coffee together today, I would invite you to meet me at the patisserie in the village closest to us. The sun is shining brightly, wouldn't it be lovely to sit at one of the little tables on the sidewalk and just watch the people go by? With a cup of café …