If I was to ever write another book it would be about the ‘things’ in a relationship that turns out are the really important bits. You know, like how you like to celebrate Christmas, whether you get to the airport early or late, or whether you put dirty dishes into the dishwasher immediately or leave […]
Don’t blame it on the sunshine, moonlight or good times… blame it on the cortisol.
A Swedish study has found that we look terrible when we are tired. While, I respect all research, I don’t think these findings are going to come as a big shock to anyone. We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of our own frightening reflection after a night of no, or bad sleep. The main purpose […]
Positioning oneself for success…..
There have been a number of articles recently about findings by Patti Wood – a body language expert – around what your sleeping positions reveals about the state of your relationship. Patti tells us that: Because your subconscious mind controls the way you sleep with your partner, sleep body language can be an amazingly accurate […]
Since delving into the world of separate sleeping, a relationship dynamic has consistently confused me. To explain this confusion, I’m going to step you through the thought path that leads me to contort an expression of equal parts anger, frustration, confusion and frustration. (I would take a picture, but I don’t think it would do […]
Those who know me well, know of my great love for George Clooney. I know that I am but one of likely millions of women who still cannot, after many years, stop swooning waves crashing over me when ever his handsome face appears in any media. Who cannot just adore this man? Not sure about […]
The Challenge of Change…
My day job is a Change Manager. I currently am in the process of managing 330+ people through the change of moving from one building to another. Not only are we moving buildings, we’re drastically changing the types of spaces we will work in and how we work with each other. The environment will be […]
‘Sleep Apart, Stay Together’… why of course!
Bed manufacturer Sealy (in the UK) has released the findings of a recent study into British sleep habits. While one could be a little cynical about a bed manufacturer espousing the benefits of couples sleeping separately, the stats of 36% of couples sleeping separately (even sometimes) does confirm the broad trends I discovered while […]
An article today in the UK’s Daily Mail starts with some vague references to vague studies about how couples who sleep together live longer, and follows that with ‘a recent study’ which found women who sleep with a partner have lower levels of cortisol and are therefore less stressed than single women who sleep alone. […]
The Space Between
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright noted that “the space within becomes the reality of the building”. I think it’s the same with relationships. Togetherness – likes walls, floors, ceilings and frames – identifies your ‘coupleness’, but it’s space that gives form and function, and reality. I have written before on the positive effects space can […]
(Steve) Harvey Schmarvey…
Oh Oprah! You need to re-think who you are inviting on your show to give advice. While not super recent, this little video advice snippet has popped up again and pricked at my delicate heckles all over again. Steve Harvey (for the uninitiated) is described by our friends at Wikipedia as an ‘American comedian, television […]