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Self-Care

The Happiness Thermostat

The Happiness Thermostat

At what level is your happiness thermostat? At what level is my happiness thermostat? How do we maintain a happy equilibrium in our lives and is it necessary? I know that I feel better about myself and the world around me if I feel okay […]

In bed with Andrea

In bed with Andrea

Yes, I am spending more and more time in bed with Andrea. My One&Only (O&O) knows what is happening and he is okay with it all. I enjoy a relaxed night in bed when I have Andrea singing me to sleep. I know what you […]

Five Ways to Nourish Ourselves

Five Ways to Nourish Ourselves

It is always a great idea to find ways, even five ways to nourish ourselves. By this I mean, taking care of self. If I do not nourish and care for myself then I will not have the energy or motivation to care for others. There are a […]

New hairdo

New hairdo

Who likes a new hairdo? It is always good to have a change of hairstyle or colour. I remember back to when I was a teenager and my visits to the hairdresser. I always seemed to come away with a short style, sometimes very short. […]

Body Maintenance, More or Less

Body Maintenance, More or Less

Now that I am older and retired I have more time to think about and give priority to Body Maintenance. That is, having a good diet, exercise and implementing a preventative health regime. I also need to care for my emotional and mental health but […]

Time for a hug

Time for a hug

Watching the Cricket World Cup last Sunday I was once again reminded of the way sports people love to hug one another. It happens in the cricket, football and others sports as well. Sports such as cricket and football are team sports and to win […]

Life is a festival

Life is a festival

If life is a festival then it is time I worked out how I can live my life and be in the festival spirit, more of the time. A festival is a celebration and when there is a celebration you are usually surrounded by many happy people. I […]

Who has Glaucoma?

Who has Glaucoma?

It is World Glaucoma Week from 8 – 14 March 2015 and a good time to ask the question, “who has Glaucoma?”  To begin with, I have glaucoma (open angle). I was diagnosed in 2103. Even though I knew it was a possibility, as it […]

The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

In my post of 22 December 2014 I mentioned that “forgiveness” is a key to emotional health. I first realised this when I was in my late 20’s. A I practiced the act of forgiveness I believe my life has been better off because of […]


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