Sunday Poser # 56 – Lonely?

This week my question is; Do you ever feel lonely? And if you do, how do you overcome the feeling? With three young adult kids living at home and my mum at five minutes’ drive, I have not expected loneliness yet. When my kids move out and /or my mother passes away I might get lonely especially since I am no longer working. I have seen … Continue reading Sunday Poser # 56 – Lonely?

Share Your World

This week Melanie is asking some deep, thought provoking questions in SYW QUESTIONS   This week is a philosophical (chewy) question week. In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal? Humanity ‘s goal should be A BETTER WORLD. I think this encompasses both a better planet and a better human race. Are you hesitant to speak your opinions? This varies with the particular situation : When … Continue reading Share Your World

Anger Management– Sunday Poser # 54

Welcome to Sunday Poser, a weekly prompt by iSadje of KeepItAlive We all get angry at one time or another. What do you do when you get angry? What do you do to calm down? I have always had a problem with anger. To my embarrassment , my mother can narrate many tantrums and meltdowns from my childhood. Myself, I can remember getting very hot and … Continue reading Anger Management– Sunday Poser # 54

5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

Last Tuesday we did a post on your five most common emotions during the pandemic. Going through all your responses, the balance was predominantly negative – sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness and many similar ones. Yet we have come through the last 14 to 18 months somehow. This week I ask you to list the ways you kept those pandemic blues at bay. Here is my … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

5 Things Tuesday: Favourite Rainy Day Activities

It has been pouring cats and dogs in Lahore last week. We are experiencing late monsoon rains. They usually occur in July and August. Torrential rain means we don’t go out unless absolutely necessary, since there is a lot of water on the roads. This week I thought it would be fun to list my favourite rainy day activities. 5 Favourite Rainy Day Activities Frying … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday: Favourite Rainy Day Activities

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

This week , I am breaking the mould completely and not posting something about blogging or writing. ” Did you know that 1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939 ? “ I found the above quote on WhatsApp and don’t know what source to credit. Anyone with slightly greater mental math skills than mine would know this already. Those of us … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

Are you a risk taker?

Sunday Poser # 41 SadjeMy question, Sunday Poser  August 15, 2021 Wow, the month of August is more than half way through. Welcome back to another Sunday Poser Sadje’s question this week is; Are you a risk taker? I am afraid I am quite a boring person and like to play safe. Taking time over major decisions, weighing pros and cons is my forte. Maybe one reason … Continue reading Are you a risk taker?

5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.

5 Life lessons I have learned during the lockdown : Life would be impossible without the internet. I guess the web has been a lifeline during the pandemic. Having a tidy living space is really important. Sometimes it is good to just sit and do nothing. Re-visiting old favourites is fun. Re-reading books you have enjoyed before or watching favourite movies was a good pastime … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.

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Sunday Poser #40 – Managing Stress

Welcome to another Sunday Poser This week my question is; How do you manage stress? Stress is a terrible thing that overpowers thought, senses and emotions. It brings in its wake anxiety, panic and loss of control: all emotions that can sabotage happiness.Here are five simple tips that, if practiced regularly, can become reflexes that can enable you to avoid stress: Pack loose Has this … Continue reading Sunday Poser #40 – Managing Stress

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5 Things Tuesday — 5 Favourite Feelings

For 5Things, I try to keep the mood fairly light. This time let’s try something a little serious. Let’s list our favourite feelings/emotions. Here are my 5: Hope This keeps you going you going even in the face of disappointment and failure. Excitement This allows you to stay young at heart as you grow older. Anticipation Looking forward to something like a holiday or event … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Favourite Feelings