It's time to recognise the "I'll be happy when..." syndrome!...
Yesterday I had a great chat about happiness and understanding unhappiness with Pat March, the afternoon presenter on BBC radio Kent. Pat is one of those guys who’s incredibly easy to talk to and actually gives an interview guest time to give proper answers. Some radio presenters rush you through and just want teeny-tiny soundbites, assuming their listeners have the brains of ants.
Okay, so we've got friends coming over and I'm making a classic chilly (easy and can be made this morning and left to sit - in fact it tastes better when it's been sitting a few hours before it's reheated) - have loads of fresh chilies, garlic, onions, coriander, etc, etc. But for me it's getting the portions right that proves tricky. It often ends too garlicky or too hot and everybody's gasping for water. So, my challenge is to get the balance just right so everybody enjoys it.
Forgot to mention I got through a few books on holiday: if you want a charming little book about people and their relationships set around a theme music appreciation then check out Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked. I do enjoy his style of writing (High Fidelity is an old favourite). I also enjoyed the Time Traveler's Wife that had been sitting on my desk for about a year. Must admit it took me a few passages to get into it, but once I was, I found it imaginative and hit some of the right emotional 'spots'. Also read Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand which is moving, sentimental and also jerks you into some horrible situations to do with ‘oil wars’ in Africa.
TODAY’S THOUGHT: one thing I love about a good book is when it carries me away from any worries and cares. There's nothing like getting stuck into a story that you like so much that you don't want it to end when it finally ends. So if you have any worries despite the sunshine why not pick up a good read and put those aside while you get stuck in.
Well it's into the kitchen for me so that I can torment our friends tonight with my cooking! Can just see, out of the window, both my cats - Leo and Tinker - lounging in the sunshine - oh, the life of a cat - no dinner party worries! Have a great weekend, Pam X
My new book The Emotional Eater's Diet is published in the UK on May 15 - I’m very excited as I hope emotional eaters - women or men will find it helpful. Each year 2/3s of people start a diet and 20% start a new diet each month. Yet 95% of diets aren’t successful.
I firmly believe that emotional eating to soothe difficult feelings is the culprit behind most of this failure. My book has a huge range of practical tips/strategies to help understand your emotions and manage your appetite. There are mini-quizes and real case studies.
It’s available to preorder on Amazon. Please remember that food can fuel your energy needs but not your emotional needs. Take care!
I'm delighted that my latest book Sex Academy was endorsed by my fellow self-help author Siski Green who said: "Sex Academy really is THE Bible of sex books. The lessons and lectures cover the A-Z of everything you want to know - from Anal sex to getting Zero sex." I hope you enjoy it!
I was so excited and HAPPY to write this book on happiness covering my 10 unique Happiness Principles. I hope it helps increase your well-being, contentment, and happiness. I've packed it with dozens and dozens of easy-to-use strategies, plus life-changing insights. Based on about five years of collecting case studies and research I hope you'll find it helpful.
My latest sex guide's out - I've gone through thousands of questions people ask me about sex - from why they don't feel desire to how to handle a partner's kinky fetish. Here are the answers plus loads of tricks and techniques. Enjoy!
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