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Love a Happy Pig!

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1 Minute Read Two years ago I was in Ho Chi Minh City for Chinese New Year on my way through Vietnam heading for Cambodia. Surfing the net today I found these photos from BBC Asia illustrating beautifully, the colour, passion and how people celebrate throughout Asia. Illuminated red sails of the Sydney Opera house, people rushing to get home …

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Never Liked January!

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31 days of endless drab grey skies, paying my tax and nature in a state of stasis. I usually try to escape, heading off on trips to broaden my mind, feed my soul and recharge. My Mums Gap Year page will tell you all  about the adventures I have been on so far.Well this year has been different. I stayed in the UK …

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Love a Blue Monday, don’t you?

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So this Monday, the 21st of January is Blue Monday! Research suggests motivation is at its lowest, New Years resolutions get broken and apathy sets in. According to a press release by a mental health charity, the formula is as follows; Where weather =W, debt = d, time since Christmas = T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions = …

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Retreat, reset and bring on the revolution!

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January is my time to retreat and reset after the madness of Christmas. A time to settle into thinking about the year ahead and all those possibilities. No new year resolutions here. So you can imagine my disappointment when all the Sunday newspapers were full of articles about ‘new you’, healthy habits for 2019, get fit fast and how to …

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Six Happy Habits.

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Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la and there is an expectation for us to be continuously happy. Yet this is not something that is always possible is it nor realistic! FaceBook, Instagram, Tumbler and many other platforms are full, I mean bursting at the seams with perfect pictures. A positive spin on everything, nothing out of place in those …

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Why do people use the C word?

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Oh how I hate the C word, it cuts me to the quick. I am supposed to forgive those that use it according to a  study by Dr. Timothy Jay. He suggests that a higher IQ and linguistic understanding is the key to those that swear a lot. Thus dashing the long held belief that it is the less articulate or …

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Meditation not Medication

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What on earth are you thinking how can meditation be better than medication? Well let’s ask Dr. Chris Van Tulleken who presents on a  BBC 1 programme called “The doctor who gave up drugs” season 2 has just started, the content is informative with shocking statistics about how we heavily medicate our children. It was so good I watched it twice. …

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My Life is a Nightmare.

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As I reach into my bag to retrieve the ringing phone, I realize it’s not mine. Holding it out at arms length, like a dirty sock, I ask if anyone owns it? Not really waiting for a response, I am hit by another thought, of where is my phone and whose bag am I carrying? The still ringing phone is …

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Just Shut Up!

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May is a month bursting with potential. Spring really gets in full swing, as it persuades new shoots to emerge from the ground. The world seems to really wake up and so now it’s your turn. All those new years resolutions coming into fruition because you maintained your momentum. All that seed sowing of positive habits that have you on …