• Celebration,  Personal Development,  Reflection,  Wellbeing

    Resolve to reflect

    As 2018 heads into its final days, here at Fresh Air Fridays we have been creating space for celebration. At this time of year there is often a pull for us to make changes and “fix” the things that we may perceive are “wrong” in our lives. When we celebrate our successes, we can embrace our greatness. This does not mean ignoring areas where we could develop ourselves further, but it is more about looking at the glass being half full rather than half empty. My highlights This year I have taken the time to think back on 2018 and identify my highlights. I noticed that I’m proud of personal…

  • Life style,  Personal Development,  Wellbeing

    Self-care – what does it mean to you?

    Monday 12 November is the start of Self-care week. So, it’s the perfect time to think about what self-care means to you. For me it’s about doing things that make me feel well, balanced and yes let’s face it, sane. Self-care also makes me think of when I feel unwell and how I handle whatever it is I’m dealing with. If I have physical pain like a headache I take paracetamol. Emotional pain is trickier for me to manage. In the past I have used prescribed medication, food, alcohol and exercise in varying doses and combinations to cope. Finding what works Food was an effective, but ultimately unhealthy way for…