It’s possible! Who needs lots of money to be happy?

You can do it! You can stop working full-time and have enough to eat, somewhere to live, your basic needs met and enjoy being alive. Trust me, I’m doing it, so I know what I’m talking about. (The tiny house movement is just one example of doing it differently.)   I remember the anxiety and fear. Sometimes… More It’s possible! Who needs lots of money to be happy?

It’s been a while, Kate, maybe it’s time for a review.

Who am I ? Why do I blog?  What am I on about? It’s time to review,  recharge the batteries, re-connect and go back to the basics. A time to remember what drives me. I blog because I must. For many years I lived with an urge to write.  Something inside  kept on pushing me to write. Web 2 happened… More It’s been a while, Kate, maybe it’s time for a review.

Imagine walking a mile in someone else’s headline: Monica Lewinsky speaks at TED2015

Originally posted on TED Blog:
“Public humiliation as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky onstage at TED2015. “We need to return to a long-held value of compassion and empathy.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. Monica Lewinsky is one of very few people over the age of 40 who has no interest in being 22…

Thank you Oliver Sacks.

I’ve just read the article published in the New York Times on the 19th of February where  Oliver Sacks announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.       (My Own Life.)  It’s a beautiful piece of writing- moving and provocative, hopeful and inspiring. But then, hasn’t Oliver Sacks always been challenging, moving, inspirational? Oliver Sacks, Professor of Neurology… More Thank you Oliver Sacks.

“Ah, sleep it is a blessed thing.” (Rhyme of the Ancient mariner.)

Sleeping is a beautiful thing. I speak as a person who can’t always manage it. Today I’m singing, chatty, smiling at everyone I meet, happy, positive, busy…I slept last night!  I hadn’t realized how badly I was feeling until today when I’m  feeling so good. I know with my head how sleep is fundamental. Fundamental… More “Ah, sleep it is a blessed thing.” (Rhyme of the Ancient mariner.)

Image? What image?

“Kathryn, you need to be careful. You don’t want to present the wrong image,” so advised one of my friends. I couldn’t disagree. He went on to say, “Be careful you’re not coming across as untidy or disorganized or chaotic or…” Umm, where was he going with this? Then “The image you want,” he continued… More Image? What image?