Welcome! This is my very first foray into the world of blogging; buckle up!
Last Wednesday my family had to act upon a heartbreaking decision to have our two beloved 17 year old cats put down. They both had bone and joint issues that had been causing them discomfort for some time, and had been on medication to counter the pain. Unfortunately the pain meds had in turn caused … Continue reading We should try to be resilient, resourceful and adventurous like cats 🙂
“You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mister In-Between” Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer wrote “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” for the musical “Here Come the Waves” in 1944. A few years ago, I wrote a paper entitled the same documenting some research I had been … Continue reading Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive? Always?
So… this is a little bit about me. I’m an avid pattern-maker and sewing fiend from way back. In a previous life I was a wardrobe mistress for a dance company, and still enjoy designing and making theatrical and dance costumes. Ball gowns and period costumes are some of my favourites to work on. Knitting, … Continue reading
A recent article in the Huffington Post by Dr Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and president of TalentSmart, has got me thinking seriously about my emotional intelligence status and where my mental strength could do with some tweaking. After analysing the responses of millions of people tested by TalentSmart, Dr Bradberry concluded that … Continue reading What does it mean to be mentally strong?