Diana Moran supports The Purple Angels Spelthorne Dementia Support

Diana Moran is proud to support this small group of local volunteers who make a positive difference to the quality of life of people living with dementia and also their carers and families. They are known as Purple Angel Ambassadors which is a Global organisation.

Their aim is to improve the general understanding of dementia so that local people living with the condition receive sympathetic support from the wider community while still living in their homes.

They offer personal GPS LOCATORS for local residents with dementia. The location service is provided by Runnymede Borough Council. Carrying a GPS locator means an individual can be found should they get lost while out and about.

More information from https://spelthorne-dementia-support.org.uk/

At last – the long awaited chair based fitness video is here for you

At last – the long awaited chair based fitness video is here for you

I am Diana Moran – better known as the Green Goddess. 


I recently returned to the BBC at the worrying time of global pandemic. Since lockdown in the UK has been lifted, however,

I am concerned for those people who may be left behind. Now, I have developed  this DVD for you who find  that exercise is difficult or chair bound or have difficulty in walking. The Keep Fit and Carry On exercise plan consists of simple exercises specially designed for older people who are largely neglected by the fitness industry:

·         those of us later on in life.

·         those who haven’t exercised in a while, and

·         those who can’t do the type of exercise they used to

·         Even if you’ve NEVER exercised – this Programme can work for you

My favourite saying as I get older is “Age is mind over matter…and if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter.”

Keep Fit and Carry On involves a range of exercises, specially designed for the less active to perform in the comfort of their living room and even while sitting down! This Programme is to give you the confidence to start moving again. Little and often is all you need to aim for. The exercises are designed to ease you back into fitness – and Diana guarantees you’ll feel better – even with just one!

and if you’re slightly fitter – my Ease Into Fitness DVD is still available from all good online retailers as well as here >Purchase now – £6.99

 

Loss of Libido

Hello Diana I’ve been in a loving relationship with my partner for over 10 years. I’ve always thought we were well suited but recently I seem to lack the desire to have sex. We both have challenging jobs and have to juggle our family and work. Any advice please?
Charlotte Jackson…Eastbourne

Takmeomeo (CC0), Pixabay

Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem which affects up to one in five men, and even more women, of all ages at some point in their life. Often it’s linked to job stress, or declining hormones, relationship issues, pregnancy and breast feeding. When loss of libido is unexpected and lasts for a long time, or keeps returning it is very upsetting for both partners.

Be honest and ask yourself are you both happy in your relationship or do you have doubts or worries about your partner that may account for a lack of sexual desire? Maybe sex is painful for you, or does your partner have problems with erectile dysfunction or ejaculation problems?

Feeling constantly tired, stressed, exhausted or anxious from juggling work and home life, can lead some people to drink alcohol in excess, or take drugs. Both can reduce sex drive, relationship difficulties and dealing with depression will affect sexual desire and libido. A drop in hormone levels at the time of menopause or hysterectomy may be the cause of the problem.

Make an appointment to see you’re GP, especially if your diminished sex drive distresses you or affects your relationship, and discuss possible underlying causes and recommended medical or psychological treatments.

Lustleigh

Lustleigh

Originally born and bred in Somerset I have many dear friends who live further on down the West Country into Devon. 

Martin lives in a beautiful remote house in the village of Lustleigh high up in the Exmoor Hills.

With traditional thatched cottages surrounded by handsome countryside it is an artist’s delight. In whatever season the area is inspirational to paint.

Acrylics on Canvas. Size 14 x 17 ins

GoddessArt – Gardens

GoddessArt – The Caribbean

GoddessArt -Still Life

GoddessArt -Flowers

Cruising brings the world to my easel

Back home in my “studio” painting

Norwegian Fjords

Heron

Covid paintings 9 Heron

I am fortunate to live on the side of the mighty River Thames in an area that abounds with wild life.

For much of the 20th century, the Thames was one of the most polluted rivers in the country, but over the past 50 years, efforts to clean it up have been successful and there are now over 125 different species of fish living in it, providing food for the wonderful and surprising bird life.

This beautiful heron was happy for me to take his picture during my river walk. Getting closer to nature has quite a few physical, mental and social advantages. A study from the University of Exeter  found that people living in neighbourhoods with more birds and tree cover are less likely to have depression, anxiety and stress.  

Acrylic on canvas.   Size 12 x 16 ins

GoddessArt – Gardens

GoddessArt – The Caribbean

GoddessArt -Still Life

GoddessArt -Flowers

Cruising brings the world to my easel

Back home in my “studio” painting

Norwegian Fjords