How to create the life you want in 2015

How to create the life you want in 2015

Of late I’ve been opening doors. Not actual doors. Metaphorical ones. I’ve been opening metaphorical doors, and peering to see what’s behind them. Some doors I’ve just nudged open a crack with my foot, stood back and let the air circulate. Other doors I’ve flung open and walked right through. This blog post is one … Continue reading

How to take charge of your Christmas stress

How to take charge of your Christmas stress

This weekend I found myself in a crowded shopping centre during a weekend away. Which was not on the agenda, but became a necessity after my smallest boy misfired during an alfresco wee, and required new trousers, pronto. As we approached a department store, we watched as the doors opened, and hundreds of cheerless shoppers … Continue reading

The Grug Crood School of Helicopter Parenting

The Grug Crood School of Helicopter Parenting

I don’t think I’m a ‘helicopter parent’. My parenting style’s always been a bit more chaotic and on the hoof than helicopter parenting allows for. But as the kids are getting older, and are under my watch less than ever, I totally get the impulse to hover anxiously, and micromanage their existence, even if its … Continue reading

How to spread love like norovirus

How to spread love like norovirus

Anyone who’s ever had a full blown, head on, entire family collision with the norovirus will know that it is a force to be reckoned with. You’ll know how it couldn’t give a monkeys whether it’s Christmas Day (as was once the case for me), your birthday or your wedding day. It couldn’t give a … Continue reading

5 reasons parents need life coaches

5 reasons parents need life coaches

I used to have all sorts of vague notions about what a life coach might do, none of which, as it turns out, were terribly close to the mark. Now I’m becoming a life coach myself, I’ve also become a coachee. And what I’ve discovered is that parents (like me) need life coaches. Here’s why. … Continue reading

Photoshop for the mind

Photoshop for the mind

I used to think that filters were a Bad Thing. By filters, I mean those ones you access when you hit edit on your camera phone, and suddenly your distinctly average photo looks all funky, or vintage or something other than it actually was to start with. I thought they were just another way of … Continue reading