Women’s Voices: We Have Something To Say

Here in the deepest rural south of France, a small group of writing women have decided that they have got something on their minds. If you thought that here in the sun-blessed south of France, we sit around on sun loungers next to the pool, sip some vintage rosé and read the latest blockbusters the …

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 …

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 …

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 …