Take a moment

Stop. Take a moment. Take a moment to yourself. Take a deep breath. Take a deeper breath. Take a moment to savour the taste of that coffee. Take a moment to see the blueness of the sky. Take a moment to feel the warmth of the sun on your face. Stop. Take. The Guilt associatedContinue reading “Take a moment”

Mummying 2.0

And then there were 2! I felt a bit more in control this time round. I felt like I had some experience of mummying and kind of knew what to expect. Boy was I wrong. When my second daughter was born, I felt like we were more of a family unit. With my first daughter,Continue reading “Mummying 2.0”

Integrity

Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unquestionably my absolute favourite character trait of all time. Integrity. In every aspect of my life I truly try to live with integrity. I consider integrity to be a character strength that not enough people have. Or maybe not enough people consider and value. Do you do the right thing even when noContinue reading “Integrity”

Loss

Yesterday was the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Seeing the Queen sat alone during the service epitomised the feeling of isolation that has been felt by all during this past year. The symbolism of the head of state; the monarch, our Queen sat alone with all eyes on her, was such a powerful image.Continue reading “Loss”

Toxicity

Toxic traits are damaging. To you and to those around you. There are many toxic traits that take different guises. How can we seek these out and do better? I try to be an organised person. I like to feel in control. In control of myself and in control of my situation. I have recognisedContinue reading “Toxicity”

Coffee and Sunshine

As you settle back into work after a lovely long bank holiday weekend, take time to take stock. Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the sunshine. Or snow as the weather changed vehemently today. I had the privilege of speaking to an old friend today over a nice coffee. A priceless conversation. AfterContinue reading “Coffee and Sunshine”

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – review

An absolutely marvellous read. This book can be read in so many ways. From front to back, from back to front, or as some people have done, turn a page a day. I enjoy doing a lucky dip and flicking to a random page to see: what inspiration I can take for that day; whatContinue reading “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – review”

Mindful Ramblings

The delight of good weather on a bank holiday is second to none. The blue sky, the cool breeze, the bright sun. Today we took a trip to Dovedale in the Peak District. It was the second time we’ve visited and this day was more glorious than the last. The rolling hills formed a marvellousContinue reading “Mindful Ramblings”

Well-being

Slowly but surely, alongside working and mummying and wifeing, I have completed my Psychological First Aid course! Hurray! It is so amazing to have completed that course to identify people who may need some sort of support during these difficult times. My next challenge is how to apply it? I feel really strongly about children’sContinue reading “Well-being”