Second Chance by Jane Green

Book Review – Second Chance by Jane Green (No Spoilers)

Published by the Penguin Group. First published 2007. Hardback, 432 pages. I picked up ‘Second Chance’ in a charity shop several months ago, having never heard of the author before. There was a deal, something like 5 books for £1, and I think I had found 4 other books I wanted, and picked up this …

Anticipatory Anxiety

Anticipatory Anxiety, and How to Make it Go Away

This morning I stopped to think about what it is that actually makes me anxious. I realised that when I have an anxiety episode, it’s usually because I am anticipating something particular that might happen, or is almost certainly about to happen. Have you ever noticed that if you stand and wait for your toast …

Monthly Challenge

Challenge for August 2017 – Positive Attitude

In August 2017, I challenged myself to maintain a positive attitude throughout the month, towards people, situations, events, challenges and decisions, and to find a positive spin on everything that happens. These are the ‘rules’ I set myself, in more detail: Be positive, kind and accepting towards people.Be positive about all situations that arise, as …

An alarm clock reading 22:55 on a bedside table. There is a plant in a white pot and a small cat ornament next to it.

December 2018 Challenge – Improving my Sleep Pattern

My challenge for December 2018 is improving my sleep pattern. Here are my rules: Be in bed, lights off, by 11 pm every eveningGet up at 6.30 am every morning Why have I chosen this challenge? In September, one of my challenges was to get up at 6.30 am every morning, and I succeeded. However, …

Monthly Challenge

Evaluation – November 2018 Oil Pulling Challenge

This month, I challenged myself to: Oil pull properly for 20 minutes each morning Did I succeed in my oil pulling challenge? I succeeded in oil pulling every morning for at least 20 minutes. I wasn’t perfect – sometimes I stopped swishing. But I usually remembered quickly and picked up the swishing again. I was …