A Post Summer Tonic
Sep 4, 2012With daddy long legs doing the Lambada around the light fittings and spiders as big as Cheryl Cole's eyelashes battling it out with the plug hole, are you greeting the new season with a hopeful heart?
Unhook from the Flitterati
Jul 27, 2012Do you ever feel love-bombed by choice? The agonizing daily decision-making dilemmas, from choosing off a menu, to which of the 26 varieties of mayonnaise on offer you wish to buy, can all be a nightmare. The world of infinite possibilities are but a mouse click away and never before has so many options available to the human race.
It's no wonder procrastination is the new pandemic.
Do you, like me, crave simplicity?
Happiness - radio interview
Jul 13, 2012
Listen to Carole Ann Rice being interviewed about Happiness by Joanne Sumner, Brooklands Radio
It's Not Me, It's You
Jun 12, 2012
Jean Paul Sartre said that hell is other people and anyone who has stood on the Underground amid a sea of steaming, rain-soaked coats wafting up your nose and MP3 leakage worming in your ear will know that the Piccadilly line at 8am is a one-way, cattle cart to Old Nick's playground.
But just as no man or woman is an island we are sociable beasts who need a mate or a life partner to make us mashed potato and give us foot massages when the going gets tough. We are often defined by our relationships, the people we chose to love or to call friends and that connection makes us feel good, "got" and grateful.
Well, that's the theory anyway. In reality relationships between lovers, relatives and friends, instead of being a bed of roses, can feel like you are swimming in a shark-infested, primal swamp. How did it get that people we like and love can be so, well, darn difficult?
some 'magical thinking'
I had to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your recent newsletter. The passage that relates the story of your journey is such a gift to your readers. While I can't speak on behalf of your entire audience, I want you to know that I have read this section over every day since you sent it. It has absolutely lifted me. Your honesty, humour and tips are invaluable. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and proving that having a clear goal; with some 'magical thinking' thrown in is the way.
I can't wait for your next 10 tips!
Sarah Hobley - Executive Assistant