New Year, New Me… or can I just be ‘me’?

1st Jan 2021. Happy New Year. I usually feel awkward wishing people a happy new year, especially after what has globally been such a difficult and traumatic time for many. I usually start the year feeling anxious for numerous reasons and I put that feeling aside because I don’t want to overshadow an opportunity forContinue reading “New Year, New Me… or can I just be ‘me’?”

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly…

What does this time of year mean for you? Does it give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? Fill you with happy memories of Christmases with loved ones, handing out presents around the tree, being with family and eating lots of food, watching the Queen’s speech and having an afternoon nap then looking forward to anContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly…”

Motherhood… or not.

“When are you planning to have kids?” I have been asked this question so many times over the years. It’s started up again because I will be getting married next year and for many people they think this is the next step in a relationship and having kids is something that all couples will eventuallyContinue reading “Motherhood… or not.”

Toxic Mother + Dementia

This is a horrible blog to write and I will probably end up deleting it eventually because I am acknowledging decades of a difficult relationship with one of the most important people in my life – my mum. Ever since I was little I have been fearful of her. She is a bully, manipulative, bitter,Continue reading “Toxic Mother + Dementia”

Love, Loss & Grief

24 years ago my partner died. I have never written about that time, even though I journal and blog. There was always a part of me that didn’t want to bring up those memories again, the time now feels ‘right’ as this month is the anniversary of his death. Grief is a cruel, ongoing lessonContinue reading “Love, Loss & Grief”

Lessons & Healing

One of the kindest things we can do for someone who has opened up to us and talked about how they are doing is to let them discuss and acknowledge their feelings. To hold space for someone without imparting our own experiences on to them and trying to tell them what they should do. PeopleContinue reading “Lessons & Healing”

Exercise, Wellbeing and Me

I used to be strong and fit. I say used to because at one stage my social life was going to the gym twice a day, six days a week. Over the last couple of years I have barely done any exercise. I used to exercise a lot because it was so important in helpingContinue reading “Exercise, Wellbeing and Me”

Lessons to my Twenty Something Self

Hindsight can be a wonderful thing. I was recently involved in a conversation about what advice would you give to your younger self, in particular to people in their 20s. This question has lingered with me for some reason so I thought I would expand on some of the lessons I wish had known atContinue reading “Lessons to my Twenty Something Self”

Lockdown Lessons

I have struggled to journal or blog since the covid-19 lockdown. My brain seems to have come to a grinding halt in some aspects but is also filled with noise and anxiety from around the world. I can’t help but think about all the lives lost, people unable to say goodbye to loved ones, domesticContinue reading “Lockdown Lessons”

Penny for your thoughts

I’m an over thinker. I have been told this numerous times and I am aware of it and yet I can’t stop over thinking or worrying. I have been speaking a lot lately about self suffering as part of my healing process, how my thoughts lead me back to the past too much, which ofContinue reading “Penny for your thoughts”