On staying positive

You can’t stop the waves ... ... but you can learn to surf. jon kabat-zinn

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Lighting the way

Finally, here in the UK, we have 'sprung forward'. (How many of you remember the 'spring forward'/'fall back' phrase for which way to alter your clocks?) We now have more hours of daylight than darkness. OK, so the temperatures are still quite low. But perhaps we should be maximising on this natural light after what …

Sunshine pick-me-up

Here in the UK, it’s so far been a year of weather adjectives: the wettest (and, conversely, the driest), the coldest, the longest period of … We are approaching midsummer and, in all truth, it feels like midwinter. The longest day of the year is almost here and yet, frustratingly, we haven’t had the benefit …

Sea here

You know how sometimes you walk along the shore, and you just feel better? Revitalised in some way. ‘Must be all that sea air,’ you say to yourselves. Well, there’s more truth than myth in that phrase. For starters, seaweed, which inhabits quite a bit of our coastline, is rich in iodine, a mineral that …