After my sister was murdered and all the chaos died down, we eventually buried her ashes in a small ceremony – just my parents, my brother and me. It was the first time my parents had been together that closely since they broke up 5 years previously, and we stood in a graveyard and placed … Continue reading Grief

Sister Stories Retreat

Although it has been 2 months since I returned from the Sister Stories retreat, I won’t allow my blogging procrastination to prevent me from sharing about it, however late. Because special moments must always be celebrated. I first found out about Sister Stories on Instagram over 3 years ago. The page popped up, probably due … Continue reading Sister Stories Retreat

Spring/Summer 21

This May has been a month of rain. My mood has been low although nothing too serious, I’ve just been in a funk. I am sleeping well, not too stressed but generally just, you know, OK. OK but not feeling good. I have these days of brain fog where I just can’t wake up properly. … Continue reading Spring/Summer 21


The final activity in the VITAL Signs reflection is to establish our values. This can be quite challenging, which is why we have completed all the other activities 1st as they will help us with this one. So far we have done these reflections: ‘I am’ where we wrote 8 words that positively describe our … Continue reading Values

Day 10

Day 10! Well done, you made it. These 10 days have woven breath work, reflection, exercise, moving meditation, mindfulness and self-care throughout our days, to give us a healthy start to the festive season. These wellness activities are simple yet effective ways of building on our sense of self, creating a calm state of mind … Continue reading Day 10


As part of the reflective piece we have been completing over the last 9 days, the penultimate part of the activity is to look at our temperament. Our temperament is described as our biological-based behaviours, so are generally independent of learning, attitude and values. There are a number of different assessment types that are used … Continue reading Temperament

Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of the 10 Days of Wellness. I hope you are finding time to participate in the tasks and that they are allowing you to feel rested and rejuvenated. Today we are going to complete the activity on temperament and tomorrow we will complete the full VITAL Signs reflection piece. Your 3 … Continue reading Day 9

Day 8

Day 8. I hope you have been able to find some time for rest, relaxation, replenishment and reflection from these daily activities. I invite you to do the following activities today. 1 – Strengths. Read the previous post about VITAL Signs for more info. Today we will finish up our strengths activity. We have done … Continue reading Day 8


Over the last 7 days we have completed a number of reflection activities which contribute to an overall activity called VITAL Signs. I completed this activity about 18 months ago during a transformative time of my life when I was feeling like I needed a better understanding of who I was. In our lifetime we … Continue reading VITAL Signs

Day 7

It is day 7 of the 10 Days of Wellness programme and today we have 3 tasks to complete. 1 – take a 45 minute walk outdoors today. You’ll notice we have gradually increased our time outside this last week and this is our longest walk so far. Being outdoors in the fresh air is … Continue reading Day 7