27 Aug 2016

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift."   Albert Einstein

What is a ‘gut feeling’? It can be anything from a funny tingle or odd feeling i...

16 Aug 2016

A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. William Henry Davies

Are you mindful or is your mind full? We live in an overactive world; from the moment we wake up we are in the ‘doing’ mode. Our minds are racing, thinking ahead, with a sense of...

8 Aug 2016

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. H Jackson brown Jnr.

Good friends may help your life last longer according to an Australian study. Conducted by the Centre for Ageing Studies at Flinders University, the study followed nearly 1,500 older peo...

4 Aug 2016

“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” ~Josh Billings

I am sure I am not alone in thinking of times in the past when to my detriment I have said ‘yes’ knowing full well that ‘no’ was the right answer fo...

27 Jul 2016

I saw a birthday card on sale recently with a photograph of George Best on the front with the caption “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered”.  This supposedly funny edict seemed especially insensitive to me as George died age...

10 Jul 2015

Meaningful Matters - Eastbourne Herald

Perfectionism is it a blessing or a curse? If you are a perfectionist you may view it positively. On the other hand you may regard your perfectionism as something of a handicap by setting the bar so high in life that you are unlike...

19 Jun 2015

Meaningful Matters - Eastbourne Herald

I really enjoy a good rummage at Boot sales and I was also a great fan of their predecessor, the jumble sale. I used to acquire all sorts of ‘treasures’; usually stuff I really didn’t need but thought that someday might be useful.

5 Jun 2015

Meaningful Matters - Eastbourne Herald

My first experience of therapy was when I was in my twenties but I found that after only a few sessions it just made me even more confused than before. I am sure the counsellor was good enough but I realised that I was just not rea...

20 Mar 2015

Meaningful Matters - Eastbourne Herald

I am sure you’ve all heard that age-old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’? Regrettably, although not surprisingly, we have a tendency to judge people merely by the way they look or sometimes behave. Of course, it would be im...

15 Mar 2015

Downscaling can represent the start of a new life in a new home; a change is as good as a rest!
Many of us so called baby boomers have spent our lives accumulating possessions the biggest of which is likely to be the property we currently live in. Data by Rightmove has...

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