New year. Same you.

Congratulations! You’ve nearly completed 2019. How are you feeling? A bit worn out? Oh-so-bloated from the cheese, chutney and Celebrations? Fed-up already with the howls of ‘new year, new you’? I used to arrive at this point feeling burnt out. For a long time, toasting January involved Prosecco and passing out. I’d resolve to be […]

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How many times have you bullied yourself?

In a recent interview, singer Melanie C describes therapy as ‘bloody great’. She’s dead right. During therapy, one of my biggest epiphanies was uncovering the link between my early life experiences and inner critic, then taking action to break the pattern. Let’s face it: we all trash talk ourselves. Everyone has an inner dialogue, both […]

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Learn the art of doing nothing

“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon I’d forgotten how much I like doing nothing. By that I mean properly zoning out. This morning I spent time staring into space, watching clouds scudding across the sky. My mind wandering aimlessly. This came about after reading Editor Jo […]

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Take a break to prevent yourself breaking

Pppffft. Do you ever feel like that? Pppffft. Like a balloon deflating. There’s a billion things to do but instead I do nothing. Feel useless, hopeless. No cause for celebration. There’s a puncture and I’m taking myself down. Bah. Pppffft. I am useless and hopeless. See how these feelings run away, spiral out of control? […]

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Breaking free from being busy

We all say we’re busy but are we really? And are we doing the right things, those that make us truly happy and unleash our awesomeness? Here’s how I changed my focus from busy to productive – and how you can too.

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The power of anger – a force for good

Let’s talk anger. Like many, I tend to keep my rage quiet. Why? Because from a young age you’re told anger isn’t cool, it’s NOT a good look. For a little girl growing into a woman society tells you anger is unseemly; it’s not something a female should show, so the practice of masking it […]

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My tips on being more resilient

I haven’t been well recently. I was floored by a virus for the best part of a week and it’s left me with a cough you’d expect from a 20-a-day B&H smoker. I had a few sobs here and there; rasping little pity parties for one, but really looked after myself. I slept, took tablets, […]

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Love, vulnerability and being you

As I write this, my Twitter feed is filled with romance, love and hearts. It’s St Valentine’s Day and the world is soppy. My story today is about love, it’s about vulnerability and it’s about making today the day for you to pack in the relationships that leave you feeling shit. I’ve talked elsewhere about […]

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