My diabetic timebomb: Part 1

“I’m afraid your BMI [Body Mass Index] indicates that you are obese,” said the woman doing my one-to-one assessment. “But you don’t look obese.” No, I didn’t think I did. But that didn’t change the result. I’ll come straight out with it: 2019 has turned into the year of the health scares. The year I[…]

Dig yourself out of a rut!

We all feel stuck in a rut sometimes. It just takes a moment, a sideways glance at our life, to notice the same old day after day or regular weekly routine – and it feels dull all of a sudden. What we need is a change! Perhaps we suddenly can’t remember the last time we[…]


Everyone wants to feel good, preferably all of the time. But for many people that feeling can be elusive. Perhaps they are so busy chasing after the feeling that they don’t notice that it has been there all the time. But, you have to choose to notice it, to look for it in the everyday.[…]

No Father Day

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that Father’s Day is getting a bit OTT? Once it was more low key than Mother’s Day, but it has now become yet another overblown and over-commercialised calendar event. It seems as though those promoting Dad-Day-related wares are not just chasing after Mother’s Day to try[…]

Sleep 2: How to get more

Since writing my blog on the importance of sleep, I have continued to be hounded by information on the subject: articles and comments have appeared on my social media feed and videos have popped up on my You Tube channel. I could not ignore this apparent synchronicity: I was meant to do something. When I[…]

Spring cleaning is so passé

Spring is definitely in the air and it seems impossible to avoid the noise about spring cleaning: from Mrs Hinch’s bestselling book of cleaning tips to a tongue-in-cheek article about the house-proud in this Month’s Cosmopolitan Magazine. But, never fear – I’m about to take the pressure off. Spring cleaning is so passé – it’s[…]