One Stroke at a Time – Guest post by Alex Small

One Stroke at a Time – Guest post by Alex Small

I recently invited my friends to guest post for me on this site, as I would love to share other voices as well as my own here.  Alex was the first to contribute, so it is with great delight and gratitude that I present Alex Small and his thoughts on paddle boarding...
Sayonara Stress – a stressbusting workshop

Sayonara Stress – a stressbusting workshop

For today’s post, I want to share a stressbusting workshop I recorded live on my Facebook page last night Stress is a huge global problem.  It causes devastating health problems, great unhappiness, relationship problems and so much more.  And the most...
Breathe better for health and happiness

Breathe better for health and happiness

This post about better breathing is part of the series I am writing sharing 13 lessons I have learned in the wake of the 2013 breakdown that ultimately led to my sobriety and this website!  All posts are getting linked to in the first post in the series as I write...
Growing pains

Growing pains

When we are babies in the womb, we start off with plenty of room to grow, but as we get bigger, we become more and more cramped with every passing day. We adapt to this very easily, curling our soft, flexible body up into a tight ball, not knowing that being stretched...
Don’t feed the fear gremlins

Don’t feed the fear gremlins

Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” What a powerful, motivating statement this is!...
Breakdown or breakthrough?  YOU decide!

Breakdown or breakthrough? YOU decide!

This is part of a series of blog posts in which I share 13 of the (many!) lessons I learned when I fell apart and put myself back together again.  The post starts here When I finished my teaching degree in 2001 after 4 challenging years, I returned to the Rhondda...
13 lessons I learned from falling apart

13 lessons I learned from falling apart

From my early 20’s, I seemed to court drama and disaster in my life.  It wasn’t all bad, there were some wonderful moments, but there always seemed to be darkness on the horizon.   I drank FAR too much, using alcohol as my hiding place from myself, and,...