The Hunch!

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One Sunday two weeks ago…hunch-clipart-thinking-clipart-woman-has-hunch

I had a hunch.

It wasn’t a gut feeling. It was more like a thought, a whim, a strong impression.

And it involved “thinking” that I should move my brand new car the-hunch-2017-cadillac-xt5up a few more inches to the left edge of my girlfriend’s spacious driveway.

Enter logic!

My mind reported back. Since I’d never had driveway issues here before, I experienced momentary blow back.

Even though triple garage doors were just off to my right, it was still Sunday.

She had recently come home, and was waiting for me so we could go for a 2-3 mile walk around her neighborhood.

Her husband and son typically take it easy on Sunday. Every time I’ve been over on a Sunday, neither one has ever left.

So…what logical proof did I have that pulling my car up any farther would matter???


Caution: Logic and…

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Thank you!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has followed my blog. 

I know to some 200 followers would not be a lot, but to me it means the world. It means people are interested in what I have to say and is a great confidence booster.

Thank you xx

Love and happiness 

Catherine xx 


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Make the Choice, to take the Chance, to make the Change!

Some of you may know that I have been off work for a while with a bad back. It’s a problem I’ve had for many years. Usually my back ‘goes’, I rest up for a few days them go back into work and basically just work through the pain. This time, however, I have not been able to do that. I’m not sure if it’s because I am a little older or if I have just done too much damage in the past, not giving my body time to heal but it is certainly taking it’s time this time around!

The positive side to having had so much time off work is that I have really had time to reflect on what is important in life and what triggers my stress and negative energy. I have really noticed that, although I have been in a lot of pain, I have not been stressed out at all. I have not been screaming at my kids in the morning when they take aeons to get ready. I have not been moaning at my husband for not hanging his clothes up and using the floor as a clothes horse. I have not been having palpitations worrying if I have forgotten to do something. I have not been waking up at night because my brain is in overdrive thinking about all the things I have to do tomorrow. In short, I have now realised that I need to change my job, and fast!

All the great speakers and motivational experts say the same thing…….you must take a chance to make a change.

The three ‘C’s’……..

You must make the CHOICE, to take the CHANCE, if you want anything in life to CHANGE!

How many times have we heard this. We know it to be true but when you’re stuck in the rat race of 9 – 5 with a mortgage, bills to pay and kids to feed and clothe it’s not that easy to see a way out. Many of these great experts offer opportunities and programmes you can sign up to or join, most cost money that the likes of you and I don’t have.

Bob Proctor said that you don’t have to know how to do it, you just have to do it.

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Below are some pointers to help you on your way:

  • Set your mind on the goal you want to achieve.
  • Think about your reasons for wanting that goal. Is it what you truly want or is it just a five minute wonder?  You need to be 100% committed to the outcome you want to achieve or you will fall at the first hurdle and lose interest.
  • Don think about the ‘How’s’ just focus on the end goal.
  • Don’t give up at the first stumbling block or hurdle.
  • Remember failure is only a lesson in how to do something better.
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway!

Being at home has made me realise that my job, although rewarding on so many levels, is not what I want to be doing with my life. I want to help people, for sure, this is what I do now, but I don’t want to work for ‘The Man’ any more. The ambiguous nature of my job is so frustrating. People making decisions about how I do my job that have no idea how it will affect the people I am supposed to be helping or how difficult it may actually make my job. The caring nature of the job is rapidly being removed and replaced with something clinical and devoid of emotion. I am expected to tuck away my emotions and feelings and perform as a robot without questioning the motives or effect of change. Often, when change happens, it is reversed shortly afterwards because it does not work or fit. To and fro, back and forth, the job is ever evolving, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. It’s the lack of consultation or involvement with the ‘staff’ that frustrates me the most. Things could be so much simpler, change could happen more seamlessly and without such disruptive consequences. Change is good and a necessary part of life but consultation and working together is the key to ‘good’ change.

People matter!

In this ever changing world so much is about the pound note, cost, profit margins, budgets. When did money become more important than life?

God did not create this universe for us to wallow in the shadow of currency. We were put here to love and nurture each other and our beautiful planet.

Currency is important, I get that, we have made it that way and until the day comes when we realign ourselves with God and the Universe that is how it must be. But, we all have a choice, we can continue with our mundane 9 – 5 rat race or we can make the choice, to take the chance, to make the change! 

I know I want to help people be the best they can be. Helping others is what I am meant to do. It’s in my bones and the very nature of me. I know that is why I get so frustrated at work. I am restrained by the ‘powers that be’ and the confines of my job. I am unable to help those who need it most and it breaks my heart. Frustration and an ever increasing workload, limited time and resources all result in one unhappy and stressed me!

Time for a change. Time to be brave and take a chance. I know I have a choice. My choice, nobody else’s.

So why does ‘the fear’ keep rearing its ugly head?

Love and happiness

Catherine xx






Inspiring read

On Friday a friend suggested I read The Shack by William P Young. She told me it was a religious book and probably my “cup of tea”. 

All I can say is I couldn’t put it down! The book is a real emotional roller coaster. It really gets you thinking about your beliefs (or lack of them if that’s your thing), your attitude towards yourself and others, your attitude towards God, our planet, religion, faith, love, you name it! 

My friend was right, this book is most definitely my “cup of tea” for so many reasons. I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s a real thought provoker. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it before!

If you’ve read it I’d love to hear your thoughts. If not, I highly recommend you do! Please let me know what you all think.

Love and happiness 

Catherine xx 


Promote & Grow Your Blog!


What a great opportunity to meet new bloggers and promote your blog! Thank you Eric for this very generous opportunity. I love you blog and am happy to share it 😊


Connecting with nature:- a few photos taken from my garden this morning

When you really look it is amazing the beauty that surrounds us all. I feel so blessed to be lucky enough to have a garden that I can call my own, that I can nurture and watch life take shape. The energy in my garden instantly lifts my spirit and makes me feel more connected to the ultimate life force of the universe. 

Thank you for all my blessings 💞🌹🌱🍀🌞🌸🌺

Love and happiness 

Catherine xx