The theme for this weeks’ Magical Monday is Mind, Body and Spirit. Over the weekend I celebrated my birthday by indulging in cake, prosecco and all sorts of carb-laden foods that I don’t eat on a regular basis. Although I’m suffering the consequences now (I’ll spare you the details!) I enjoyed every single bite of … More Magical Monday: Mind, Body & Spirit
Welcome to Magical Monday – my new series to make Monday the most amazing day of the week! Normally the Monday morning goes something like this… the alarm goes off at what feels like the middle of the night and you start your day with a groan and/or hitting the snooze button. Even though my … More Magical Monday
Recently I have read a few reports which say sitting is the new smoking. In other words, doing a job that ties you to a desk for the majority of the day has as much of an adverse impact on you health as smoking does. But what can you do about this when your job … More Desk Bound
‘Home is where the heart is’ as the saying goes, but what happens if you struggle to define where or what ‘home’ means to you? For me right now ‘home’ is two places: Salsburgh, the village in central Scotland where I grew up and where my parents, sister and some of my friends live; and Dhahran, Saudi … More Where is Home?
I’m a huge fan of Ryan Weiss”Waking Up With Ryan’ emails after being introduced to them by a friend almost a year ago. This week, Ryan is focusing on intimacy, not specifically on romantic intimacy but rather the intimate relationship you have with yourself. One big question he asked is: Who am I? Who do … More Intimacy and the Ego
Everyone has those moments where they feel nervous, anxious, angry, bored or upset and these feelings get in the way of things you need to do, or they keep you awake at night as you fret over what someone said or did, or how you treated someone. Very often it’s easy to get caught up in … More One little question
Over the last year having dabbled on and off with Primal eating and a few rounds of the Whole30 I’m finally starting to change my mindset around food and feel that a Primal template (perhaps on a 85%/15% split) works well for me and occasionally I will have a little bit of something non-Primal – perhaps … More Primal Eating
What makes you happy? Are you satisfied with what you have, or do you feel you’ll be happy once …. happens? I was always chasing the illusive something else: if only I could get a pay raise, if only I could find another job, if only I could lose 10lb, if only I could meet the … More What makes you happy?
Mindfulness is something I have recently become very interested in, so much so that I have signed up for an online class to learn techniques to enable me practice Mindfulness in my daily life. Life for most people is a hectic juggling act of work, study, family, friends, and the general stresses and worries that seem to … More What Mindfulness Means to Me
After a bit of thought I have taken the plunge and changed up the Blog. First thing to change is the name – although I plan to stay in Saudi Arabia for a few more years, I felt it was time to look to the future and the things I want to do in the … More Moving Forward