The Joy of Solo Travel

GitC at Starbucks Roastery in Seattle

This year I took a late summer holiday, and by the time it came round I was more than ready for it. But this year was a little different. My solo travel took me across the Atlantic to the west coast of America, spending a week in Seattle and Portland. It’s been a few years since I […]

How to Make Your Weekend Feel Longer

the Welsh countryside

Lately I’ve had weekends that just seemed to go on forever. Of course it’s helped that the sun has shined (at times) but it was more than that, it was the feeling of unlimited time and endless possibilities. It feels like I’ve had time to relax, rejuvenate and really enjoy life. I love these kinds […]

What Does Success Look Like to You? 

Well I can guarantee it won’t be the same as your friends or the person standing next to you. And you know what, that’s perfectly OK. We all get caught up in the comparison trap, but that just puts unnecessary obstacles on your path to success. My Story By day I’m a marcomms professional and love […]

5 Simple Ways to Live Each Day

5 simple ways to live eacyhday

When you get unexpected sad news it really does make you stop and think. You know the saying ‘live each day as if it were your last’ I wonder how many of us actually do this? Of course I’m not advocating you quit your job and spend all your money. But there are 5 simple […]

My Reading List This Month

A selection of wellness and lifestyle books

The feeling of wanting to make changes and to develop myself are still very much with me as we move into February. Having set my priorities for 2016 which include de-cluttering, eating mindfully and making time to continue to develop. I’m starting to explore the books that will help me to achieve these and what’s on […]

If You Do One Thing This Month

Mid Summer Music Festival, Warwick June 2105

Here we are about to start the second month of the year. I don’t know about you, but for me, January has flown by, although busy I have been able to retain a fairly good balance between work and life. My priorities for 2016 are at the core of my well being and I still feel […]

How to Learn to Say No

Tips on how to say No and mean it

How many times have you said Yes to something or someone when really you want to say No? So how do we learn to say No? You know that moment when someone asks you to do something or go somewhere and you really don’t want to, but as a million things race through your mind what comes […]

Does Your Clutter Spark Joy?

Items in my Chic and Creative Home Office

I’ve shared with you my 10 tips for decluttering which has helped me to start to declutter my home. However, I do this in fits and starts never yet fully completing it. But recently I’ve been reading the buzz around Japanese declutter guru Marie Kondo and whether my belongs spark joy. Marie is a professional cleaning consultant who founded the KonMari […]