Barriers and Boundaries

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Barriers and BoundariesProtection or defence? In these stormy times I was reflecting on fences (mainly because my fence is going to need some repairing). But rather than outside fences I was thinking about the inner ones.Do you ever feel like you are behind a wall? Are you aware of your boundary? And like Kings and Queens in ancient times do you defend that … Read More

Happy New Year

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

What do we mean by Happy New Year? We say it often enough and it is important to wish people happiness. Do you wish yourself happiness, what would it take for you to truly have a Happy New Year? Not just January 1st but the year of 2020 and beyond? It’s quite easy to randomly think I’d like more money, holidays, chocolate, but it is … Read More

String of Pearls

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

How frantic do you feel? Do you have this sense of too much to do and never being able to quite get on top of everything? It’s October now, where has this year gone? Here we are hurtling towards the C word, via the B word (maybe) then suddenly another year is over, we are a year older and what do … Read More

Excellence or Genius

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

This newsletter has been inspired by two people, Calvin from Simplero (an online platform whiz) and the late Wayne Dyer whose most famous book was Your Erroneous Zones. What is your work or what was it if you are retired? How would you introduce yourself, hello I am a …. By the way have you ever tried to talk to someone about … Read More

One small step for man…

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Uncategorized

One small step for man …. It’s 50 years since the first moon landing and what an incredible achievement it was given the limited technology they had then. I would recommend watching the films Hidden Figures or The First Man as it really gives you a flavour of how basic things were at that time. It started me thinking about what we can achieve and … Read More

Winter

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Winter! How does it make you feel? Does it make your heart sink or feel exhilarated? Are you one of the millions who suffer some degree of SAD syndrome? Winter gloom is characterised by an inability to look outwards; you get pulled into what is happening inside yourself. Which isn’t always the happiest place to be, it can all look … Read More

Feeling a bit Grinchy

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

  Let me say from the outset that I am not anti Christmas. It is a high point in the Christian calendar and a great time to be with family and friends (if that is what you want to do). What I find increasingly irritating is the media/retail version of Xmas. The endless TV programmes about cooking the same meal … Read More

Resistant Materials

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Resistant Materials Very recently I have had to admit that a long term plan (over 3 years) isn’t going to happen. I have had my suspicions for a while, but a recent cascade of things going wrong has finally put the nail in the coffin of THE BIG PLAN. The signs were all there, lots of planning, talking to people, costing … Read More

When things go Pear Shaped

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Uncategorized

The mindfulness also emphasises that we can only attend to one thing at a time, even us women and if you are really honest with yourself you know that is true. My car has broken down twice in a week and I have had to hire a car; it turned out to be a cute Fiat 500. It’s had a … Read More