What makes you feel alive? A list of life-affirming, happy things

I’ve borrowed this idea from the wonderful post ‘what makes you come alive?’ by Cup of Jo. I adore her list of life’s little moments that fill her with joy, my favourite being ‘kids with chipped nail polish’! I’m a real advocate for appreciating the little things and Jo’s post really got me thinking about the small, simple and often overlooked details in the everyday that make life so sweet.…

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A life update! And incredible advice I’ve taken lately

It’s been well over a month since I’ve posted and I feel like I’m returning home after a long holiday! My destination: writer’s block with a (not so quick) stop-over in ‘just plain lazy’ land. My poor, poor unnurtured blog! But you know what it’s like. Life is busy. Anyway, hi!!!!!!! How are you? A quick life catch up…our family grows…

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When you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, remember this…

I posted on the Positively Siân Facebook page last week that I’ve been really struggling to write blog posts. It’s been a really stressful couple of months for us and the past 2 weeks, I’ve felt like I might buckle under it all. How on Earth am I supposed to write a positivity blog when I’m feeling the furthest thing from positive? Last Tuesday we got back from an incredible…

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A gratitude list – things I’m grateful for today

Though we don’t celebrate it here in the UK, what better day to reflect on what we’re thankful for than Thanksgiving? I used to write a gratitude list every night before I went to bed and it gave me such a sense of calm before drifting off. Lately though, my mind seems to be running 100 mph with Mexico, Christmas and so many upcoming things to prepare for. I haven’t been very good at slowing down, so today seemed like a good day to do just that and do some reflecting. I have my reservations when writing posts like this. Not only are they incredibly intimate but……

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People who’ve inspired me this week

Yesterday morning I found myself spending way too much mental energy thinking about how utterly crap the train system is. I’ve been delayed twice this week already – 35 mins Tuesday, 15 mins Wednesday… How much I pay a year Vs the quality of the service literally infuriates me beyond belief. Once I stepped back and realised the little internal rage I was having, I decided to focus on something…

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