Friendship Admin – How to Set Healthy Expectations With Your Besties

In today’s blog we’re going to explore how to manage your friendship admin, set expectations with your besties and say ‘no’ without feeling guilty. We all want to make time for our friends – they’re important people in our lives after all. However, we should not be sacrificing much-needed time for ourselves just so that we can make other people happy and not feel guilty. At our age, self-care is important and if your friends don’t understand that, then maybe they are no longer the right people to have in your life.

Struggling to do the right thing? How to cope when life goes wrong

Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? Maybe the question you should be asking yourself is “are you doing something right, or are you doing the right thing”? Confused? Let us explain. You could be struggling to complete a task: are you struggling because you are doing it wrong? For example, are youContinue reading “Struggling to do the right thing? How to cope when life goes wrong”

Maiden, Mother, Crone? Womanhood in the Modern World

In today’s blog we’re going to look at the idea of the ‘Triple Goddess’ archetype of ‘Mother, Maiden and Crone’ as represented in mythology and in certain Pagan and Spiritual traditions. Generally interpreted as being based around the phases of the moon and the female reproductive cycle, how relevant is this archetype today and is it truly representative of a woman’s journey through life in today’s world? Buckle up, we’re going to go a bit feminist on you as we explore each stage, whilst offering you some health and wellbeing tips at the same time.

The Power of Positivity (Thank you Dolly Parton)

Thinking positively changes your mindset and the way that you interact with the world around you. By looking at the world in a positive light, you’re much more likely to feel happy and motivated, attracting positive people and experiences. Join us on the journey to adopting a positive mindset!

Just Say No:- How to Stop Being a People Pleaser

Do you find yourself wasting your free time doing things that you don’t enjoy? When you’re at a social event, do you find yourself clock-watching and waiting for the earliest opportunity to go home, put your pyjamas on and crash out on the couch? If you’ve said ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you just might be a people pleaser.

Midlife Motivation and Perimenopausal Pandemonium: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 8)

I slept in until 10am, was in my dressing gown until midday and appear to have lost 2 hours in some kind of fog. I’m exhausted and mourn the loss of energy I used to enjoy and take for granted. My get up and go I had in my 20s and 30s has got up and gone.

Post-Lockdown M.O.T:- Reboot Your Life

Like many across the UK, we’ve spent the last 18 months holed up in our homes, working remotely and trying to balance our fears, our working lives and our home lives. From helping out friends and loved ones to trying to home school our children, life has seemed pretty stressful. Now that restrictions are liftingContinue reading “Post-Lockdown M.O.T:- Reboot Your Life”

The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?

We all know the saying “friends are the family you choose”, and I’m very choosy when it comes to friends. I don’t mean acquaintances that we collect through our lives … I mean the people who see the real us. The puffy-faced, snot-encrusted, unwashed-hair, still-in-our-pyjamas-at-2pm-on-a-Saturday us. My friends list now is a little different toContinue reading “The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?”