End of another decade

It came as a surprise. ‘End of the decade’ he said. I hadn’t noticed. Turns out, it is December 2019, and next year will be 2020. Thinking in terms of decades is not something we do very often. Usually only once every 10 years. And a decade feels such a long period of time. I’veContinue reading “End of another decade”

A different approach

Beware unintended consequences because you might get what you asked for. This wasn’t what I had in mind when I said ‘Bigger’! But first a bit of background. Before starting this site, I read some how-to-blog blogs and gathered a few tips and tricks. First, be informative and inspirational if you want to encourage peopleContinue reading “A different approach”

Motivation

How do you motivate yourself? I attended a painting exhibition of local artists and left wondering (perhaps not the right word?) why I hadn’t yet managed to populate the walls of my home with canvases … as intended when I moved it. This house asked for colour and, two years on, it’s looking a littleContinue reading “Motivation”

The brain on heat

I know I’ve worked it out because I’ve managed to write a blog post. It’s such a wonderful release. There is this weight. And then it’s gone. I can happily report I’m not going potty. Not yet anyway. But there’s always a little niggle: ‘Is this the right answer?’ Sometimes, it can feel so rightContinue reading “The brain on heat”

We are what we eat

I’ve been thinking about how we use the word Fear. I think we’ve got it wrong. When I say that, I don’t mean people have been getting the definition wrong. Instead, the problem is the very open-ended definition google pulls up:  as a noun, it’s “an unpleasant emotion caused by threat”; and as a verbContinue reading “We are what we eat”