December 2020 Well-being Newsletter













How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!

Thomas Wentworth Higginson



Well, Christmas is nearly upon us, and who would have believed what was ahead of us this time last year?  So much change, so much uncertainty - all things that we humans don’t really relish, because it can make us feel insecure, worried, anxious …

But whatever has happened and however many challenges you have had, congratulations, because you have coped and you are still here, keeping on keeping on……

And it’s important to remember that there is always hope, that nothing stays the same for ever.  In fact, the one thing that we can rely on never to change is change itself.  So, when we are facing challenging times, we need to hang on to the hope that things will get better.  


You can read more about hope if you wish by visiting my latest blog  Positively Hopeful - Coping with Anxiety during Covid


On a lighter note, it’s Christmas, so let’s bring on the fa-la-la-laughter with this amusing little poem I found by           

Shel Silverstream.















I made myself a snowball

As perfect as could be

I thought I'd keep it as a pet

And let it sleep with me

I made it some pyjamas and a pillow for its head

Then last night it ran away

But first it wet the bed!


And continuing the Christmas theme, what are you looking forward to doing over the holidays?

What can you do that you know will boost your mood and make you feel good?

I'm looking forward to seeing family (Covid rules allowing) and enjoying some good food - Christmas pudding is my favourite!  Not very original I know, but heigh ho.......

Maybe you are planning something rather more unusual this year?  If so, I would love to hear what it is!


I'm going to keep this short and sweet this month - it just remains for me say thank you all so much for supporting me this year, and sincere wishes for a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year!





















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