It's time to recognise the "I'll be happy when..." syndrome!...
My thoughts and wishes are with the families in Tucson, Arizona who have lost a loved one or waiting for a loved one to recover. Here's hoping for a miraculous recovery for the Congresswoman shot at nearly point blank range.
It's another tragic, senseless, horrible shooting by a crazy lunatic in America - it's far too late for gun control there. Having grown up Stateside until my mid-teens - when I moved here - I know how many people own guns. Thankfully no member of my family - or extended family - ever possessed one.
I hope more than anything that we stay as gun-free as possible here.
Let's move on to something on a completely light note we continued with the DVD-fest over the weekend. Saturday we had takeaway pizza with friends (I'm not offering to cook after my disastrous slow-cook pork chops last week) and watched The Fighter with Christian Bale and Matt Damon - after a slow start it warms up into a surprising, moving film about two brothers who are boxers.
Yup, there's the classic good brother - bad brother split in their personalities that leads one down a tragic path and nearly finishes off the other - but the good-bad split is handled well and not completely cliched.
Also watched Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley in Never Let Me Go – hmmm... a bit of a downer so don't watch if you're feeling depressed! Not surprised about that though as it's taken from a Japanese novel and every Japanese author I've ever read has had a melancholy tone to their writing.
Defo you can skip both 126.96.36.199 and NEDs - predictable, bleak and uninspiring.
Have you got a cold that you can’t get rid of? Join the crowd - have had mine for over a week - it's SO BORING!! And have now cancelled plans to catch up with an old pal tonight. Arghh - hate being ill but can’t complain since others have had proper flu...and mine's just a cold
I don't know about you, but I'm a very bad patient. Being ill is a waste of time as far as I'm concerned.
TODAY’S THOUGHT: And this is why certain personality types probably don't shake off illness quickly - because we ignore it, get on with life and then end up twice as bad. We just shouldn't get ill!
Oh well, off to get a Lemsip-style drink and do a bit of work.
Here's to you getting better if you've also got cold! 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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