what gives you a sense of purpose?

June is a busy month! With summer on its way and the long days giving us much more energy, it is the season for village fetes, music festivals and summer parties. One of the events in the calendar is a big town-wide community event that I organize in my home town of Tunbridge Wells: the …

the lost art of conversation

I came across this wonderful garden set on the weekend. When did anyone last sit around this table to have a lively debate, or a comforting conversation, or simply a leisurely few hours in nature? Life busy-ness has picked up in ernest again and our diaries are full to bursting. Perhaps we could de-clutter some …

is your clutter stressing you out?

Clutter can come in many forms, and when we’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, it can be difficult to see the bigger picture. I created a framework to look at it through the lens of 3 pillars: physical, mental and emotional clutter. All these different types of clutter can cause stress. When …

chronos or kairos?

It’s Friday again, and another week has gone by! We often talk about the passing of time, how it’s too fast, or too slow, or how we can’t quite fit everything in that we would like. In the first module of my de-clutter course, we de-clutter the diary to create time and energy for the …

when do you clock out?

I visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham recently and came across this beautiful old clocking-in clock. How far we are now in many of our jobs from this concept of clocking out and leaving our work behind for the day! With our boundaries well and truly blurred between work and rest, it is easy to let …

2022: the Year of the Tiger

This year, Chinese New Year falls on 1st February and preparations for the celebration are already well under way. I love learning about other cultures, and there is one tradition during Chinese New Year that speaks to me particularly: the ritual of “sweeping away the dust” of the old year. This ritual involves house cleaning …

blue monday

I had a long to-do list for today. But then, this happened! What started as “let’s go and grab lunch somewhere” turned into “I haven’t been to the seaside yet this year and it’s such a beautiful day”! So we ended up a bit further afield than originally planned. And what made it a real …

goals or dreams?

January: apparently this is the time of year to set our goals and intentions for the next 12 months. But it’s cold, dark and grey outside, not really conducive to thinking big and planning strategically! So here’s an alternative: let’s simply plant some dream seeds. Let’s take away the pressure that can clutter up our …

anything broken?

Last Saturday, I attended our local Repair Café for the first time, on the jewellery fixing stall. After a good while in the drawer, it was fun to get the tools out again! Looking around, do you have anything that needs fixing? A broken printer, an old bicycle, a relationship maybe? This stuff might not …

who remembers the space invaders?

I came across this bin on my morning walk today and it made me smile. I love seeing creativity in all its different forms, especially when you least expect it! It brings fun into our lives. To be creative, we need headspace to allow the ideas to flow. And when we’re in an overworked or …