Regular readers of this journal know that I am an orthodox, card-carrying, fully paid-up member of BIWI**  So when I saw the therapist at the Athenaeum was offering full-body hot stone massage at 25% discount I knew I had to have one!  Lately my back and shoulders have been really stiff and I was in the mood for some “me” time and some serious pampering (you start to see the underlying philosophy of BIWI, right?).

Well!  It was the most divine seventy-five minutes of absolute bliss imagineable.  Sofia, the therapist, used a mix of ginger, geranium and rosewood oils, which … Read the rest »

Law of Attraction in Action

Three years ago my good friend B gave me The Secret  in CD form for Christmas.  I became hooked immediately not just because it made sense to me, but because so much of it tied in with the spiritual beliefs I’ve held for a long, long time.  I am not religious.  I do not understand religious fervour.  I do not need a group of men – and all religions are male-dominated and male-led – to tell me what I should and shouldn’t believe or how I should live my life and what might happen to me after I’ve died if … Read the rest »