Marilyn Monroe New Year Resolutions


Fragments by Marilyn Monroe

Last week I talked about how to find happiness this year and whilst re-reading ‘fragments – poems, intimate notes, letters by Marilyn Monroe’ Marilyn’s note from 1955 stood out. It was a list of things that she wanted to make an effort to do. These were Marilyn Monroe New Year resolutions. Fragments is a collection […]

The Key to Mindful Eating


The Key to Mindful Eating - eating at the table

Before I ask this question I have a fair idea of what your answer will be – How many times in a week do you sit down and savor a meal? Maybe two to three? With the hectic pace of life many of us graze ‘on the hoof’ grabbing something quickly because we need fuel, […]

Finding Happiness in Life


Here we are again at the start of a new and exciting year with 366 blank pages (2016 being a leap year) to fill with hopes, dreams & desires. All the things you want to achieve to find happiness in life. I believe in being more focused than just coming up with the same resolutions year in […]

Selfish Vs Self Love 


Is taking time for yourself being selfish or an act of self love? It’s an interesting question which has cropped up in conversation a few times in recent weeks. My conclusion is that we all deserve to be happy and live a fulfilled life. However, throughout our lives we play many different roles, and I’m learning it’s […]

Motivational Monday – Joy


Christmas decoration with the word Joy written on it

Motivational Monday – JOY – one word to inspire your month. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s a time of year where if you’re not careful you get caught up in the commercialisation of the season and forget to stop and relish in the joy of this amazing time of year. Do […]

5 Hours in Monaco


View of Port Hercules, Monaco

Having visited Monaco three times previously, I felt qualified to act as an unofficial tour guide to my friend Pip, who was making her first visit. The Principality of Monaco is where you’ll find fast cars, magnificent yachts, designer boutiques and Circuit de Monaco, as well as many amazing architecture and cultural sights. With only […]

15 Ways to Add More Hours to Your Day


How to find more time in your day

The last few months have been extremely busy. There have been events that I have wanted to say yes to, but have had to say no due to working longer hours. This has left me feeling frustrated and feeling like I need more than 24 hours to have a balanced life. I’m sure I’m not […]

Motivational Monday – Let’s Get Cosy


Let's get Cosy

Motivational Monday – one word to inspire your month. Here in the UK the clocks have gone back which means it will be getting darker earlier. It’s the perfect excuse to start getting COSY. I’ve already spent last month preparing for the change in the calendar. There are two things that I love about this time […]