You can manage your Seasonal Affective Disorder
How are the police going to piece together the tragic puzzle of Joanna Yeate's murder? It all seems so unbelievable - happily going about her business one Friday evening and then gone in a flash.
Thank God her parents have one tiny, fragile, shred of what I guess you could call 'peace of mind' as they can lay her to rest. The smallest of mercies in what will be a nightmare for the rest of their lives. I join so many people in saying my heart goes out to them in their pain.
I hope they're left in peace to grieve their beautiful duaghter so let's turn to brighter things with New Year's Eve tomorrow. I find people are split into two camps - those who love it and those who loathe it. I'm of the first type and love it and we’re heading to a party at the home of close friends. Trying to put together the right outfit is proving tough... the one thing I know I'm wearing is the most amazing shade of pink nail varnish that I was given for Christmas in a package of wonderful little treats - I can only describe it as "lilac pink" and it came from Accessorise of all places. It reminds me of a Chanel shade I treated myself to a few years ago that they no longer make.
Hope you didn't see the exhausted me on Channel 5 last night as a talking head on their "worst celebrity moments of 2010" programme...that filming was on a Friday at the end of a long week in early December with many evening events - I can't hack it when I have too many late nights!
Back to New Year's and I've written a piece about facing 2011 optimistically and will give you a heads up when it's in their national newspaper that commissioned it.
TODAY’S THOUGHT: one strategy I didn't put into that article was about creating more time just to ‘be’ - a time when you’re not rushing around doing stuff. The way we live 24/7 goes against human nature to have a bit of solitude and downtime. To make your life a little bit better give yourself at least 5-10 quiet minutes a day for some reflection.
We watched Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush in the King’s Speech last night - persevere through the first 10 minutes and then it's a delight of how Colin Firth as "Bertie" who becomes king after the abdication rises above his private pain, angst and misery. Have the tissues ready!
Today's top chill-out tunes come from Travie McCoy - an album I wouldn't normally buy but the hubby put it in my Christmas stocking and it's good background music to work to. My Christmas stocking's always an orgy of chocolate delights - the hubby tries to find exotic treats since I'm a complete chocoholic... sadly it's all been eaten!
I'll post a new "your e-mail of the week" later today so get yours in.
Enjoy the remaining hours of 2010, 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!
Discover the relationship between your dreams and your sex- and love-life! Go on a journey of self-discovery in this unique dream book. Case studies, a dream directory, and ‘dreamersises’ help you interpret your dreams.
My research found if a couple's been together more than one year it's unlikely you've tried any new sex tip, trick or technique for at least four months! Rescue's at hand with my 250 hottest sex tips for every aspect of your sex life.
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