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One of the arsey things about worrying is that you can feel too panicked to think straight: You’re imagining an unpleasant result in the future, and thinking about that sends you into a spin in the present. Coming up with a solution feels unreasonably hard, that feeds your worry too and – urgh. Here’s a […]

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Have you ever had a day where everything feels like it’s urgent? Maybe a whole load of days? You’re not sure where to focus next, it’s full on, maybe you’re stressed and your brain has about as much clarity as a bowl of custard. Too many of those kind of days can knock your balance […]

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Balance: Enjoy the Moments

The other morning I popped outside for a walk, went 20 paces to the top of my road and promptly sprinted back home. Why? I legged it back for the camera, to enjoy this:         Those moments were brief, but ooooh so brilliant! It was totally, stunningly beautiful – the light was […]

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Mountain or mole hill? Your work life balance could be just a tiny step away – or it could feel like you’ve got a bit of a mountain to climb. Today is about imagining what it might be like as you find your steps towards work-life balance. We’ll go with the mountain metaphor… And if […]

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Today we explore one the most potent fuels for Work-Life Balance: Knowing what’s most important to you. At any point in time, we each have our own particular recipe for life, made up of the things that matter most to us, our values. Our values help us make choices about what we commit to and define […]

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Hello and welcome to Part 4 of our series on Work-Life Balance. We’ve looked at  work… and life , explored how to achieve balance, and highlighted some ways to handle stuff that scares the wotsits off you. Today it’s time to think about what will inspire you as you create and maintain your particular balance. […]

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The Nature of Balance

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of our series on Work-Life Balance. Yesterday we explored work… and life and the way that every aspect of life is involved in creating balance. Today we’re taking a look at the nature of balance itself. What might be significant about the fact that work-life is a balance? When […]

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Three Bert Hugs

Hugs from Bertie the farm cat, and his young apprentice Bertie Junior: Relaxing, inspiring, easy going Mountain Retreats – with optional Cuddling Cats: http://www.more-to.org In the famous Llanthony valley, near Hay-on-Wye. Booking now for 2014 P.S Bertie Junior would like it to be know that she is in fact a little girl cat. She is […]

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Twelve Peaceful Moments

Literal peace is pretty rare in the mountains, and yet they always give me a beautifully peaceful feeling. Peace comes from within – yes. I think it can also be tempted to settle in, put it’s feet up and enjoy a nice cuppa with a bit of external encouragement! If you’ve been flapping your wings […]

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Capel-y-ffin, Mystery

BBC2 Wales has a wonderful Secret Wales programme, one episode of which has a 10 minute segment about Capel-y-ffin. Recommended viewing if you ever get a chance to watch it! Part 1 described the route up from lovely Hay-on-Wye. introduced the valley, and part 2 told the story of some of the characters of Capel-y-ffin. […]

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