What to do when it’s just too hard to do it!

So many puns in that heading right?  That’s a deliberate play on words to make light of a very difficult and incredibly common problem for couples and singles all over the world.   When it’s too hard to find your horizontal happiness due to any number of things, including: Visting house guests  (especially inlaws!) Older Kids […]

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When they won’t talk back!

Communication is never easy, especially when it’s necessary.  And if the person (or people) you are trying hardest to communicate with simply won’t respond, it’s even harder still.   When they won’t talk back, it’s a no win situation, and can often leave you with just no place to go.    So what are you left […]

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The Myth of Happy Ever After

‘Once upon a time…’ Sorry, I know that might have gottten you all excited with that opening story line, but here’s the bad news… Happy Ever After Does not exist.  It’s a falacy.  You live, you die and if you’re lucky, you have a reasonably good life in the middle. Well that’s how many people […]

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Sense and Sensibilities

A few years ago, a movie was released called Sense and Sensibility – about a couple of dippy 18th century sisters facing financial ruin.  The tale of them and their suitors was a popular book by Emily Bronte and was considered to be quite ‘out there’ when first published. Sexual appropriation has become far more […]

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Making time for making time together

Imagine it’s Wednesday, and unexpectedly you have the day off.   It’s a week day, so you could probably justify all the reasons you should be catching up on errands, visiting a family member, lunch with a friend, or getting on top of that mess in the spare bedroom.  But what about making time together with […]

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The Importance of Physical Nurturing and Intimacy

Talking with my hairdresser the other day, and we go onto the subject of healthy lifestyles after 45.  She’s recently given up coffee, chocolate, and wine!   Yes seriously!   I know some people who would sooner give up lipstick than quit all three of those vices.  However, I then joked with her about…  “but you’re still […]

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Eating an Elephant… one bite at a time!

I love that old saying – how do you eat an elephant… one bite at a time!  But sometimes it just feels endless doesn’t it?  I mean, the very nature of this industry – writing for a living – is one that takes time to develop.  It doesn’t matter how much you think you’ve done, […]

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It Won’t Happen Overnight, but it will happen!

I remember an advertising campaign a few years back featuring Rachel Hunter for Pantene.   The catchphrase was -with a cool shake of her golden locks -‘It won’t happen overnight, but it WILL happen. That line became a cliche way faster than it took to work through a bottle of Pantene Shampoo.  And it’s one that I […]

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