Help yourself to get over yourself…

Help yourself to get over yourself…

You know how it is to slip on a banana skin and fall flat on your face, metaphorically at least. Well, as human beings, you and I will have done that more than once. But it’s the aftermath when you feel so awful where you need to get over yourself. GET OVER YOURSELF...

What’s special about me then?

What’s special about me then?

When I wrote this blog post title, part of me wanted to disappear into a hole. ‘Don’t be a show-off… You’re too big for your boots… Who do you think you are any way?’ She stings with the pain of being put down and humiliated. I tell her she is a beautiful and talented...

Brace Yourself!

Brace Yourself!

You are going to be hearing a lot from me over the coming weeks!! And it's all about DARING TO BE YOU! Like you don’t already! But this is different. VERY DIFFERENT. For years I’ve been aware there are women who can’t afford or don’t want to commit to counselling,...

When there are no words…

When there are no words…

I’m sitting with a blank piece of paper. And a blank mind. I’m numbed out with the terror of recent events, both attacks and the totally preventable deaths and traumatisation of survivors by inferno. And the incomprehensible truly ‘bloody’ negligence of some powers...

How to spice up the election…

How to spice up the election…

If you’re weary of the run up to this election and its shenanigans, spicing it up could be the answer. Here’s the idea...   Imagine you’re the divine feminine surveying the political scene and the ‘actors’ or ‘players’ involved in it.   Game 1: Pick one...

Time to reclaim a Sabbath

Time to reclaim a Sabbath

When I unlocked my front door at 6.15 am Sunday morning, a speeding car whizzed past. At 6.15 am on a Sunday morning! Twenty-three years ago when I moved here the only thing you’d hear at that time on a Sunday morning was bird song followed later by church bells. But...

Expect miracles!

Expect miracles!

Welcome to 2017… My back went into a massive spasm last Thursday, the worst I’ve had for a decade or more. It comes to something when you have to put your underpants on using one of those litter grabbers they use in parks. Or find your PJs are more comfortable than...

Christmas hoo haa or what?

Christmas hoo haa or what?

I’m sitting here blank. Not a thought, Christmassy or otherwise, enters my head. It’s a big blank no-fly zone of nothingness. To be honest, it’s wonderful.   No ‘things to do’ or ‘presents to buy’ lists. I know things are piling up but right here and now, I...

Going for gold…

Going for gold…

I’m not a sports’ fan. Being an over-weight and self conscious girl, I missed PE at school on a regular basis. And, while I’ve made forays into gyms, belly dancing and walking machines, nothing’s stuck with me.   However, this Olympics has. The dedication and...

Meaning and purpose in my life… Really?

Meaning and purpose are the antidote to ‘What’s the point?’ Really? Surely, if I move home, have a baby, get that promotion, get married, buy that new car, move countries or ................................. (Fill in whatever you think will give life meaning and...