Living your best life

13 Mar

On 15 August 2021, this is what I posted:

Puck enjoying his best life

I hope you’re living your best life? And if not, why not? Are there things you could do to change it, to make it better?

In January 2022 I was lucky enough to join the Bold Social Leadership Programme. Bold’s vision is for a life where everyone can flourish throughout their lives, where having dementia doesn’t matter for who you are or how you live your life. The Bold Programme combines creativity with social leadership, and it unleashed a desire in me to focus on living our best lives, whoever we are.

I could learn a lot from Puck. Puck knows his boundaries, but often pushes at them, and whenever he’s naughty he comes and says sorry, generally before we’ve even noticed he did anything wrong. He is thrilled to wake up each morning, but likes to start the day with cuddles (followed by a little something to eat), and he adores going to bed at night, curling up in his wee nest once he has got it ‘just right’ again. Puck is always, always up for a new adventure, but loves coming home. Each day Puck lives his best life.

Be more Puck.


You can read more about my relationship with Mum and her dementia starting here, with Taking Smock of the Situation, an embroidery project I started after I realised Mum might have dementia. There I was, embroidering her old fisherman’s smock with symbols relating to her life; while her memories were slipping away, like me at a party I don’t want to be at.

One Response to “Living your best life”


  1. Taking Smock of the Situation | Shewolfinthevalley - March 13, 2023

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