Gratitude Prayer

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. "Thank you" expresses extreme gratitude, humility and understanding. Alice Walker Pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup of coffee. Yes, I do realise that the kitchen looks as if it had just been wrecked by an untimely earthquake …

Midlife Women: 10 reasons to be grateful

Saturday again! One of my favourite ways of starting the weekend is by making a list of the things I am grateful for. I keep a gratitude diary (I don't manage to write in it every single day, but I write in it at least five times a week. Sometimes it is a long list, …

Laughter Meditation for Midlife Stress Relief

I am very grateful for the things that make me laugh. Laughter is one of the best stress-busters I know. Whenever I feel stressed and hassled, I do my best to be mindful: being100% present in the moment, my attention focused on what is happening second-by-second. Humour anchors me in the present moment. Sometimes, when …