Money and Happiness

We’ve all heard the old expression: money can’t buy happiness, but that isn’t the truth. You can rethink your spending for greater joy and happiness. The research shows that how we spend our money can have a real impact on our experience of happiness and it turns out, most Americans are doing it backwards, spending […]

Building Friendships Over Time

One of the best things I’ve done since moving to England is joining a book club. I knew only one other person when I first joined and over the past 10 years have gradually deepened these relationships. We started the club originally in recognition of the fact that since having two kids, we weren’t reading. […]

Getting Back To Basics On Weight Loss

Getting Back To Basics On Weight Loss  – on a completely different note: my husband is loving Cross-fit and to improve his results decided to get the most optimal nutrition plan. He booked an appointment in Plymouth to meet with Lorne of Phalanx Performance Nutrition, a very knowledgeable and surprisingly inspiring nutritionist who is designing […]


The sun is shining, the daffodils are in full bloom and spring has arrived! With the lighter, longer days and the warmer weather comes a natural urge to purge the old and make way for new and better things. As a natural keeper of things, I always try to take advantage of any inclination to […]

Can You Have It All?

I recently received a question from one of our members who had created the ideal life for herself. She had a lovely organic garden she tended, spent time daily in meditation and journaling, looked after her family and the household. Her dilemma was how to find time to start a business. It made me smile […]