The Ultimate Coping Skill for Difficult Times

Hundreds, if not thousands, of articles have been written about this subject - each suggesting various strategies that we are encouraged to use to help us get through difficult times. Every day, more articles about this subject appear. I wonder why is this happening. Do we not read these articles? Or do we read the …

ReInvent Yourself Retreats

It seems that since the pandemic, travellers are more demanding than they used to be. In several Facebook groups, owners of self-catering and bed-and-breakfast accommodation here in France have reported that guests are much more difficult and demanding than in previous years. "I’ve been feeling down lately, questioning if I should open the gîte next …

How to cope with Life Transitions

I know from experience that going through a life transition can be challenging, luckily I have my horses to see me through. If you have a horse(s) too, you will know how supportive they an be. If you don(t have a horse, you can use the suggestions below to make life easier: Always have a …

Fighting Pandemic Fatigue

This is the second part of my post “Hitting the Pandemic Wall.” Just to remind ourselves: “Pandemic fatigue is a natural response to a prolonged public health crisis – not least because the severity and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic have called for the implementation of invasive measures with unprecedented impacts on the daily lives …

Navigating Unchartered Territory

2021 has barely begun and we are facing yet another “confinement sérré (strict)” here in the south of France. We already have a couvre-feu (curfew) from 18h00 to 08h00, but this has not succeeded in lowering our numbers, so it very much looks as if we are in for another full lockdown. In the deep …