Perspective (Five Minute Friday writing prompt)

Depending on your perspective of this Lockdown situation, you can see things in a positive or negative light, or oscillate between the two. I know I started off very calmly and positively. My elder son’s school closed first and I took it in my stride. Then my younger son’s school also closed but there wasContinue reading “Perspective (Five Minute Friday writing prompt)”

10 things to be thankful for during this time of self-isolation

Today, one of the writing groups I attend decided to have an online meeting, and this is what I write on the topic of “Underground.” It feels like, in our current climate, we’ve gone underground. Hidden away in our homes, unable to experience much of the outside world, cut off from our families and friends,Continue reading “10 things to be thankful for during this time of self-isolation”

Review of Shabari Does Tropic hydrating mini-facial

It was a bitterly cold, winter’s day as I arrived at Shabari Does Tropic for my mini-facial. It was wonderful to get into the warm and be introduced to the Tropic skincare range close up. Shabari uses Susie Ma’s Tropic vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, natural skincare range and I was in for a treat as I waitedContinue reading “Review of Shabari Does Tropic hydrating mini-facial”

The Mind and Soul Foundation – * Day 12: Leave some lights UP! * Yeah, we know the tradition is that all the lights and decorations have to be taken down by tomorrow. But this time of year is bleak and dark, and the time after Christmas can feel pretty dismal. So we’re in favour of nominating some ‘winter lights’ and leaving them up – at least till the days start getting brighter. Can you make yourself a corner somewhere warm where you can leave up some lights, and maybe add a candle or snuggly cushion/blanket, somewhere you can curl up and hide if you need to, to get you through the January and February gloom? 💡 💡 💡 Thank you so much for joining us on the #12DaysOfWellness – how did you get on? | Facebook

The Mind and Soul Foundation – * Day 12: Leave some lights UP! * Yeah, we know the tradition is that all the lights and decorations have to be taken down by tomorrow. But this time of year is bleak and dark, and the time after Christmas can feel pretty dismal. So we’re in favourContinue reading “The Mind and Soul Foundation – * Day 12: Leave some lights UP! * Yeah, we know the tradition is that all the lights and decorations have to be taken down by tomorrow. But this time of year is bleak and dark, and the time after Christmas can feel pretty dismal. So we’re in favour of nominating some ‘winter lights’ and leaving them up – at least till the days start getting brighter. Can you make yourself a corner somewhere warm where you can leave up some lights, and maybe add a candle or snuggly cushion/blanket, somewhere you can curl up and hide if you need to, to get you through the January and February gloom? 💡 💡 💡 Thank you so much for joining us on the #12DaysOfWellness – how did you get on? | Facebook”

The Light Shines in the Darkness…

Advent: A time to reflect on darkness and light. Hope yet shines through the despair. Jesus Christ, fully God, yet fully man, comes to Earth, clothed as a baby. So much mystery and contradiction. The Messiah, the chosen 1, Born of a virgin in a lowly stable Yet the Saviour of the world. I loveContinue reading “The Light Shines in the Darkness…”

The Easy way to De-stress…by Singing!

“God inhabits the praises of His people.” Psalm 22:3, The Bible. Image Source: Oleg Magni via pexels.com Have you read the research that says that singing is good for our wellbeing? There are now many choirs up and down the country for exactly that reason. In fact, in Harrow, More Than A Choir, Harrow CommunityContinue reading “The Easy way to De-stress…by Singing!”

From Trapped….to Finding Liberation

Here’s a poem I wrote back in January this year, after a tumultuous time: Trapped…. …in a lift, …..in my old job, ……between two cultures, Indian & British, ….in my home life, caring, People-pleasing. …Self-critical thoughts, …..In the past: the Winter of my soul, ……In the lie I wasn’t good enough. ..,,,,,,In being compliant, PushingContinue reading “From Trapped….to Finding Liberation”

Recommended Book: A Desert Transformed by Tracy Williamson

After recently reading “A Desert Transformed” by Tracy Williamson, a 40 day Christian Devotional book, I was really thankful for the insight it gave me. This was partly in going deeper in my relationship with God, but also bringing to light some areas of my life God wanted to bring healing and forgiveness into. EachContinue reading “Recommended Book: A Desert Transformed by Tracy Williamson”

How confident do you feel sharing your experience of Mental Health?

A few months back, as part of my local Mental Health Trust’s Recovery College, I attended their course on “Understanding Depression.” One issue that came up was do we feel comfortable sharing that we are experiencing mental health problems? I realised that it depends on whom I’m with: definitely, if it’s a close and trustedContinue reading “How confident do you feel sharing your experience of Mental Health?”