One Step Further Posts

15th May 2019 /

“What have you done today to make you feel proud? It’s never too late to try. What have you done today to make you feel proud?” These are the opening lines to the chorus of Proud, written by Heather Small and Peter John Vettese and…

14th May 2019 /
10th May 2019 /

I was listening to a podcast by Iyanla Vanzant entitled You Matter. She sounds like a larger than life lady with a loud and clear message – You Matter. One of the things she was talking about was exercising our yes and no muscles. Do…

8th May 2019 /

I felt drawn to link this week’s Midweek Musical Magic to yesterday’s blog post on The Kindness of Strangers, so I’ve chosen Most People Are Good, written by David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear and sung by Luke Bryan. “I believe most people are…

7th May 2019 /

I recently spent a few days in the South of France. It was a short break and a chance for my Mum and I to spend some time together. We flew into Nice airport, where we were to pick up a rental car before driving…

3rd May 2019 /

The headline in one of this week’s daily newspapers read “Proof obesity kills: study of 2.8million Britons shows it can raise risk of an early death by 50%” I read that and thought “I know that and yet…” my lifestyle isn’t where I’d like it…

1st May 2019 /

This week’s musical teacher is a song written by Alexander Geringas & Michael Busbeeand sung by Kelly Clarkson called Dark Side . I’ve chosen this song because I’m feeling that my dark side is controlling me this week and I’m not sure how much I…

26th April 2019 /

If you’re a regular reader of the One Step Further blog, you’ll know that I fractured my back in a wee skiing accident in January. The process of “getting back to normal” has felt slow, uncomfortable and at times painful. The good news is that…

24th April 2019 /

“Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky you know how I feel Breeze drifting on by you know how I feel It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s new life And I’m feeling good” My favourite version of…

19th April 2019 /

If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning (waaaay back on 6th March 2019 – well it feels like way back!) you’ll know I enjoyed a 2 week rafting and hiking trip through the Grand Canyon in the summer of 2018. The hiking parts…