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TOOL #28 CRYING WAS CALLED UPON TODAY TO DEAL WITH MORE COVID NEWS

Tomorrow should be my final day in Covid-19 isolation. According to the app I can go back into the wild (a national lockdown restricted one) at 23:59 on 19th November.  Today we received confirmation that my husband has Covid-19. The guidance is not clear, so we can only assume I have to start isolation all over again. The children definitely can’t go back to school on Monday. This has been confirmed by the school. Nearly 2 more weeks of home schooling for them.  I found this all out after quite a difficult home-schooling session. I cried. Full on snotty tears. I cried because I am tired. I cried because I have a banging headache. I cried because I worry about...

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TOOL #11: TODAY I AM FILLED WITH POSITIVE ENERGY

Today I woke up and immediately felt like the energy recharge failed overnight,  feeling like I should simply roll back over and have another 8 hours sleep. Yet I can’t. Not today. 11 days into our Covid isolation, my husband needs his own working space back, both kids need home-schooling, and my house needs... well, I’m not quite sure where to start?!?!?!  I also should mention we are awaiting his test results after he displayed  mild symptoms yesterday. We may be about to hit the reset isolation button!!   So I had a choice. Get out of bed, moan about lack of energy and be Mrs Grumpy for the next few hours, making everyone else a bit grumpy (3 YO...

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...AND THEN COVID-19 GAVE ME THE GIGGLES!!!

One thing I have learned fast from my experience of Covid is that every day is different, as one symptom moves on another arrives, I can’t deny it has brought some variety to this experience!! At the risk of making Covid-19 sound attractive in anyway - it is certainly not something I would wish for again - one of the symptoms I don’t mind and that has remained quite consistent is the “fits of giggles”. I literally can’t stop laughing at the smallest of things... and I mean full on belly laughs that result in tears running down my face. Yesterday I must have sent the “Scott Chegg” Facebook joke to more than 10 different whatsapp groups, I couldn’t get...

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...AND THEN COVID-19 TOOK AWAY MY SENSE OF SMELL!!!

 ...and it is little bizarre 😅Day 6 isolating in my bedroom and I felt I needed a change of scenery and something to uplift me, so I headed for a bath. I always drop some essential oils into the running water. As I did I noticed I couldn’t smell the beautiful aroma that normally smacks me in the face. I took a big sniff straight from the bottle. Nothing. No smell. Nothing. So then I went and planted my face in a bag of cheese and onion crisps (always by my side when I’m poorly sick). No one can miss that smell!!! Nothing. No smell. Nothing. Quite taken aback by this revelation I headed to my shelf of beautiful perfumes......

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TOOL #21 KINDNESS: BE KIND TO THE UNKIND THEY NEED IT MOST

Today is World Kindness Day 2020 Tool #21 is Kindness in My Wellness Toolbox, it not only helps me feel good, it’s contagious and makes others feel good to. Yet so many people still do not seem to be able to use this tool on a consistent basis, not only do they not pull out kindness, they use unkindness against others. Although something I have learned is that some people don’t even realise they are being unkind, that’s not what they would call it. In most cases unkindness stems from jealousy, bitterness, insecurities, childhood trauma, difficult life events and the inability to look inwardly. I sadly witness unkind words and actions on a daily basis across social media and have...

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