Celebrate imperfection

Celebrate imperfection

Yesterday I was sitting at the hairdressers and on the wall next to me was a large advertising poster.  It was of a beautiful young woman with gorgeous hair and with her arms up, exposing her underarms. But what extraordinarily perfect underarms! I couldn’t stop...
Peaceful is my garden

Peaceful is my garden

The sampler in this picture was given to me by my late sister and it hangs above my desk at home. I think that it dates back to the 1800s and I often wonder about the person who embroidered it. Was it a rebellious young girl who was required to demonstrate her...
6 steps to deal with anxiety

6 steps to deal with anxiety

I’m not normally an anxious person, but over the past few weeks I have struggled with anxiety. It has been a good thing because it has helped me understand more about this emotion and how to cope with it, and I hope I’ll be able to support my anxious clients and...
Bad Apples

Bad Apples

Yesterday I was checking out at the specialist fruit and veg market when the cashier rang up the apples incorrectly. “No”, I said, “those aren’t Golden Delicious they are Cripps Pink.” (I once worked in the apple business so I am a bit of a fanatic about teaching folk...