Monday, 18 October 2021

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • First full month of autumn
  • Leaves turning on the trees- they can be slow to turn and then all of a sudden they're gone!
  • Hot chocolate- I've started drinking it again as it the weather gets colder!
  • Going to Worthing Library 
  • The weather at this time of year- although I prefer warmer weather, it's quite pleasant during October. :)
  • Getting some new slippers
  • Going to Lancing Beach 
  • Hallowe'en/Samhain coming up!


Here is a photo from the beach:


Sunset on Lancing Beach.


Thursday, 30 September 2021

Gratitude List

 I forgot to do this month's Gratitude List on my usual posting days last week, so since it's the last day of September I'm posting today. :)

Things I'm grateful for:

  • Autumn colours and leaves starting to turn
  • Going to Goring (Worthing) beach 
  • Getting a mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks
  • Golden September days and early evenings
  • Madron/the Autumn Equinox
  • The official start of autumn
  • Trying out new recipes
  • Going to my belly dance group's hafla (dance party)- first dance event I'd been to in about 18 months!


I also thought I'd share a picture from the beach: 

Goring Beach.



Monday, 30 August 2021

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:


Hope you enjoyed the post and thanks for reading. :) Sometimes it feels really hard to think of things to write but it does help me writing a monthly list. It's my most regular form of gratitude practice, since I don't tend to keep it up daily! What are you grateful for?

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Starting From the Bottom- Part 2


Back in April I wrote a post called Starting from the Bottom- Part 1. You can view it here:

It's about moving up from a low place to feeling better, and also improving your life. I was originally going to write just one post, but I decided to split it into two parts. The first one focused on feeling better and this one is about more actively working towards improving your life.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)


So, if you're feeling really down, please refer to Part 1. (And also get professional help if you can.) :) I also wrote a post on feeling more positive which you can read here:


So now onto the main part of the post!

Changing your mindset  

Once you're feeling better, then you'll be in more of a mindset to start actively working on changing your life. One of the methods I like to use for improving my life is the Law of Attraction (LOA). I've also used more traditional self-help methods, like CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and also spiritual healing.

If the Law of Attraction (LOA) is something you're interested in, check out these posts:

Law of Attraction (basic/intro post):

LOA Round-up:  

Law of Attraction (LOA) 2.0 (more in-depth):


Monday, 26 July 2021

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Summer sunshine
  • Hot weather (although it's been cooler in Sussex than other places)
  • Going to the Black Rabbit pub in Arundel
  • Opening up after lockdown
  • Getting a moccha frappe from the Cup Cakes cafe in Buckingham Park
  • Iced coffees/frappes in general! 
  • Connecting with others through blogging. :)
  • Summer fields in the countryside 


Here is a picture I took in the country the other day:


Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-sea.


Monday, 28 June 2021

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Going to Five Guys again- I last went in August (and that was the first time I'd tried it!)
  • Roses in my garden :)
  • Litha/the Summer Solstice
  • Summer officially starting! 
  • Getting an iced coffee from Caffe Nero
  • Sunsets 
  • Going to the shops again
  • Getting out in the countryside


Monday, 7 June 2021

Mid-2021 Reflections


We're in June already, so it's time for the mid-year reflections post!  For the past few years, I've written posts reflecting on the first half of the year. You can read the previous ones at the links below:

Reflections (2017):



I also write an end of year post. Here is 2020's:

The first half of 2021 seems to have gone quickly. This time last year we were a few months into the coronavirus pandemic and pretty much worldwide lockdowns/quarantines. Restrictions had relaxed slightly in June but we were still in quite strict lockdown. We were in and out of them for the remainder of 2020 (with a tier system in between), but I have found the last couple of lockdowns easier because they haven't been as severe.