The Miracle of Money and Your Mind

I was walking through the woods last week, watching myself worrying about money and cash flow. It has been tight lately for various reasons, not least of which I have been working much less in the last year, and there have been financial effects of my husband dying.  I say watching myself, because there is a difference between worrying, and watching yourself worrying. Continue reading

How to Have Fun with Money in 3 Easy Steps

There’s an awful lot of £50 notes lying around your house!’ exclaimed a friend of mine at my birthday party. I grinned.

‘Yes – have you looked at them closely though?’

She picked one up ‘It’s a table napkin!’ she shouted, and dissolved into laughter. “I’d been thinking ‘Jane’s being very rash, leaving all this money lying around’ and all the time it was just a table napkin!” Continue reading

I Love Christmas, But…

SAM_0825 One of the important aspects about running a small business is that you find a good balance between working time and taking time off. And of course, Christmas is traditionally a time when holidays are taken. It’ s also traditionally a time when, according to the media, life is good, filled with blessings, and enjoyment is had by all. But the actuality, as you well know, may be a little different, and for some people this time of year is more of a nightmare than a dream. Read on for my 7 handy hints on how to have your Christmas be as fulfilling as possible. Continue reading

How to Make Every Working Day a Joyous One

My friend was in tears. Her friend, whom I had met only once briefly, had died after a long and hard struggle with breast cancer.

“She was so beautiful and talented, it seems such a waste!” Megan cried. And of course it was. I reminded Megan of what her friend had said, just days before she passed away: “Never make it a labour, only make it a joy”. Continue reading