Category Archive: Life advice

Memento Mori

Meditating on your mortality need not be depressing if you use it as a tool to find your priority and meaning, to gain some perspective and urgency. Use it as a reminder to… Continue reading

I like Getting Unstuck

I credit Pema Chodron with saving my life. Over and over again. It is thanks to her humour and kindness and wisdom, that I am not a gibbering mess. Whenever the buzz of… Continue reading

I like Maitri

I learnt about maitri from Pema Chodron. maitri is “unconditional friendliness,” toward ourselves…. …it’s important to be clear about what maitri means and not to come away with a misunderstanding of maitri as… Continue reading

I love Nanette

Oh my God. Nanette by Hannah Gadsby is life changing. I watched it yesterday and have felt winded ever since. It made me realise how much cultural bullying I have internalised. When she… Continue reading

Dancing with the beast

Since my cancer treatment has finished I have been struggling to get my head around it. Especially as my life is pretty much back to normal. Part of me wants to move on.… Continue reading

The journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt… Continue reading

Is it useful?

A site that I love and always read is Barking Up the Wrong Tree. I always find Eric’s writing on science and psychology so interesting and helpful. I want to record here some… Continue reading

Managing flashbacks

I found this a useful list of activities for when I feel overwhelmed. Even if I don’t have flashbacks from a really bad childhood situation, I find it a useful list for dealing… Continue reading

Change of pace

I’m afraid that fashion is quite dead to me at the moment, although I still get lots of traffic to my list of Over 40 Style blogs, which ironically I no longer visit… Continue reading