Winter Solstice – what can we learn?

Winter Solstice – what can we learn?

We have all heard of the winter solstice which this year was on 21 December 2020 and represented the shortest day of the year.  A day where daylight is shorter than any other time, but also a time when the sun rises and sets in the same place over 3 days. For us in...
Why Smile?

Why Smile?

Smiling, we haven’t always felt like it over the past months! It continues to be a tough year for all of us but hopefully now we can see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe we have drawn on inner reserves of strength and put into place self-care and...
The Importance of Touch

The Importance of Touch

Touch has never been so meaningful as when we are unable to give or receive it.  Due to the current pandemic the touch of hugging one another – family , friends – has been restricted.  Grandparents not able to cuddle their grandchildren, daughters/sons not being able...
Gratitude for our health

Gratitude for our health

Life is tough and challenging at the moment so how easy is it to give gratitude? Often our default position can be to focus on the negative, to worry about things we have no control over, to criticise and blame.  When we do this nothing changes – our bodies keep...
Altruism – is it still there?

Altruism – is it still there?

The definition of altruism is the “willingness to do things that bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself” (Cambridge dictionary).  Although not new to human behaviour I felt that there was an increasing number of altruistic...