Perimenopause is a lonely old place. Younger friends don’t know it exists or live in denial of the day when all this will happen to them. Older friends don’t talk about ‘things downstairs’ or ‘the change’ because it’s not the done thing. So here I am stuck in between a rock and a hot place. Continue reading “The Questions I Wish People Would Ask: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers Part 6”
As we meander through life, we learn many lessons along the way. Sometimes it might feel like it’s not getting any easier, while other days see us fully motivated and in control. Just remember, we are not alone. Everyone has a story to tell, advice to give or optimism to share. If you are lookingContinue reading “40+ Quotes About Love, Life and More”
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, my gardening contribution mainly consisted of planting up a few hanging baskets once a year and drinking wine while I watched the other half take care of everything else. In our little garden we’ve got a patio, a few shrubs here and there and a patch of grass that is reasonablyContinue reading “Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens”
I often joke that I have an unhealthy relationship with stationery – there are pens, notepads and even post-it notes in my stash that have never been used because I am keeping them for best. Apparently I am not alone! There is even an official name for my condition. Papyrophilia an obsessive love of paper,Continue reading “Obsessive Stationery Disorder: Are you a secret hoarder?”
At So Just Be we believe it’s important to be happy, and often it can be the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. We’ve put our thinking caps on and have come up with a list of some things that put a smile on our faces … is your favourite in the list?
I thought I’d better try on the work clothes that are gathering dust at the back of the wardrobe. It wasn’t pretty. Then I tried on my jeans … got them half-way up my thighs and thought, shit.
My dog has got me through the last 12 months. I’ve told him all my worries, I’ve cried into his furry neck, I’ve cuddled him, I’ve walked with him and I’ve sat and stared into space with him.
Let’s not look at this with rose tinted glasses – the last 12 months have been dreadful. We have had to adapt and cope with the unthinkable and the unpredictable. The world has changed forever and continues to change with each day. Some of us have never spent so much time at home, in oneContinue reading “A Year in a Pandemic: The Unexpected Benefits of Lockdown”
Perimenopause and menopause are natural stages of life, not illnesses or diseases so dreadful and fearful that only the brave can whisper their names.
Life is hard enough right now, so let us make things a little easier. The internet is bursting with life hacks and, let’s be honest, most of them are a little bit shit. We have taken the pain out of the search and compiled our favourites that really are useful: There are so many usefulContinue reading “The ‘So Just Be’ Favourite Life Hack List”