Learning to flourish in the midlife lane

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Are You A Parent Carer Who Lives In West Sussex?

Are You A Parent Carer Who Lives In West Sussex?

If so, read on! If you’re a parent of a child with special educational needs or a disability, life can be hard. I know because I’ve been there. My son lights up our lives, and I wouldn’t change anything about him for the world. But […]

September Review: The Best and Worst Bits

September Review: The Best and Worst Bits

Where on earth did September go. It only feels like five minutes ago I was ironing my outfit ready for my first day in my new job. And yet here we are, a month in already. I love September. I love the newness of everything. […]

An Autumn Capsule – What’s in my Wardrobe?

An Autumn Capsule – What’s in my Wardrobe?

Autumn has to be my favourite season, as far as my wardrobe goes. I love the warm fabrics, the rich colours and the interesting textures. But where does Autumn fit in the context of my wardrobe? As you may know, over the past couple of […]

And the Child That is Born on the Sabbath Day….

And the Child That is Born on the Sabbath Day….

Someone recently suggested that I write a blog post about taking a sabbath. My first response was to turn my nose up; I’m not a theologian and writing about the sabbath sounded a bit heavy. When I stopped and questioned what they meant, though, it […]

A Special Treat for Autumn Hands

A Special Treat for Autumn Hands

As we get older, our hands are often the first part of us to show signs of ageing. Years of inclement weather, housework, and generally not taking care of our hands soon takes its toll, and we find them looking and feeling red and rough. […]

Point Zero: Work

Point Zero: Work

Work, and my career, is the biggest area of change as I begin my new year. I’ve rated this area as 1/10, which seems a bit unfair as I’ve barely got my feet under my desk. However, I suspect that this is going to be […]

Point Zero: Health and Fitness

Point Zero: Health and Fitness

The subject of Health and Fitness is a bit of an anomaly for me. On the one hand I enjoy good health and don’t remember when I last took a sick day off work. Thankfully I rarely even get a common cold. On the other […]

Point Zero: Playtime

Point Zero: Playtime

It’s playtime! Until now my goals have all been based tangible areas of my life, but this is about having fun. I’d say that I’m fairly good at making time for my favourite hobbies. I take time to write in my journal every morning, and […]

Point Zero: Home

Point Zero: Home

Home is Where the Heart Is They say that home is where the heart is, and I would agree. We have lived in our home for 13 years and it’s our sanctuary, our refuge. It’s shabby but comfortable and I love it. Yet it could […]

Point Zero: Money

Point Zero: Money

Money makes the world go around. So they say, anyway. Like most people, I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff. I could do so much with it…if only I had enough of it to throw around. Money versus Time As we begin this new […]