Empathy vs Empath

October 5, 2022
Clasped Hands

I thought I’d clarify what the difference is between feeling Empathy and being an Empath before we dig deeper into what it means to be an Empath for my Empath Corner series of posts. I found this great example on Google: Say your friend just lost their dog of 15 years. Empathy is what allows you to understand the level of pain she’s going through, even if you’ve never lost a beloved pet. But as an empath, you take things…

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Taking Stock – September 2022

On 8 September 2022, the world stopped as we learned that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away aged 96 years (born 21 April 1926). The Queen has been a constant for the entirety of most of our lives so it was hard to not…

September 28, 2022

10 Years of Blogging!

WHERE IT ALL STARTED My first ever blog post was published on 19 September 2012, 10 years ago today!  Here it is in all it’s embarassing glory – Introductory Blog Post! It was on my first blog called ‘MinsMash’ that I closed on 5…

September 19, 2022

So, it seems I am an Empath!

HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON (HSP) Several years ago I posted something to my Facebook page about how I don’t like going to big shopping centres anymore. I explained that as I’ve gotten older I like crowds and noise much less and find shopping centres can…

September 14, 2022
Tamborine Mountain

August Catch-Up

An August Catch-Up post seemed like a good idea cos it’s been a hot minute (nearly a month!) since my last post so I thought I’d fill you in on what I’ve been up to! I broke my foot! It all started on 15…

August 30, 2022
New Dawn Diet

New Dawn Diet

This is a sponsored post for New Dawn Diet WEIGHT MAINTENANCE AND WEIGHT LOSS I don’t know about you but I’m finding the perimenopausal/menopausal years very difficult to shift & maintain weight. Once upon a time if I felt I had a bit of…

August 1, 2022
Show 'n' Tell

ART CHAT #6: Show ‘n’ Tell

SHOW ‘N’ TELL Hello there! My last Art Chat Show ‘n’ Tell was on May 23rd and well I’m not gonna lie, I’ve kinda had an AWOL art mojo for a while and also haven’t had much time to devote to my art, so…

July 18, 2022
Taking Stock

Taking Stock – June 2022

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! It’s Taking Stock time again – the June edition – and here we are already powering our way through July!  I had a bit of surgery so that kinda put a little spanner in the…

July 6, 2022

Bilateral Cataract Extraction & Intraocular Lens Implant

BILATERAL CATARACT EXTRACTION and INTRAOCULAR LENS IMPLANT –  What a mouthful!  The time had finally come for my eye surgery.  My right eye (the worst one) was to be done on Monday 20 June and my left eye was to be done the next…

June 27, 2022

Eye’m taking a short break!

Hi there! Just a quick post to let it be known I’ll be taking a break from the blog for a short while. This is because I’m soon having surgery on my eyes (bilateral cataract extraction and intraocular lens implant) and will need some…

June 15, 2022
Woman reflecting

Reflecting on the last 10 years

Reflecting on the last 10 years has required a lot of thought and soul searching. I’ve tried to do it openly and honestly but without oversharing too much. I hope I managed to get the balance right and I hope you enjoy the read.…

June 6, 2022

ART CHAT #5: Show ‘n’ Tell

SHOW ‘N’ TELL Well here I am with another Art Chat Show ‘n’ Tell. This is where I share what art I’ve been doing lately. I had contemplated starting a monthly linkup where others could share their creativity also, and mentioned this in my…

May 23, 2022