Jar of happiness

Happy Pills

With you gone, I’m alive,
Makes me feel like I took happy pills,

Nora Jones, Happy Pills  

Happy Pills?

Jar of happiness

Happy Pills

The events of last year caught up to me and I was having a hard time getting over it.

But I didn’t want to go on serious chemicals.  Been there, done that.  I resorted to St. John’s Wort which had helped in the past. Continue reading

I don't plan

New Year Resolutions

A New Year, New Resolutions

Making New Year resolutions is a bit of a double edged sword. On the one hand it can be the spark that you need to go out and achieve some goals to better your life. On the other hand it can create guilt and feelings of failure when you look back at the year past and realise you’ve not ticked off one thing on your list.

So How to Start?

So, how to create resolutions that inspire and not depress you? You can’t make them too airy fairy, like “I want to be a better person” because there’s nothing to achieve. How do you measure “better”? Continue reading

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The Fifty – Fifty Round Up

Fifty ways to Celebrate my Fiftieth Birthday

So with the close of my 50th birthday year celebration, it’s time to see how I did on my 50 – 50 list.  Although I only made it to 41 items in total.

The list has changed very slightly during the course of the year. 

I’ve taken a few items off since they no longer seem necessary for celebration.  A few items had to be added because they were simply too good not to give ‘em a try. Continue reading

Damp Coast Dame - Thoughts created in the rain

Dec 8th, 2013 – The Half Way Point

Half way to Nothing

So here I sit on a grey, dull December day, half way through my fiftieth year.

And I’m feeling as grey as the weather.

I’ve done absolutely nothing for a month.  Nothing in the fitness department, nothing off the 50 / 50 list, nothing on either of my web pages.  Nothing except feeling depressed and playing computer games.  The only thing I’ve gained is weight.  Continue reading