Not to sound too dramatic here, but I had an epiphany last week. I was lying in bed on Wednesday night, drained and exhausted after an extremely long day trying to be the ‘best version’ of myself. As I lay there thinking, I realised something – when you try too hard, things don’t generally work … Continue reading Stop Trying So Hard!
Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while since I sat down to write and I must say that as I stare at this blank page now, ready for the first post of 2018, it feels good. I had a wonderful Christmas at my family home, my mum would put Rachel Allen to shame … Continue reading The Goal That Changed Everything
Over the past few weeks my mind keeps drifting around the topic of fear. I’ve spoken about fear on this blog before, mainly facing the fear of trying something new. However, when it comes to a deeper level of fear and the feeling of vulnerability, I haven't had to delve too deep in that realm. … Continue reading Turns out I’m not invincible!
"No." "no..." "NO!" Such a teeny-tiny little word and yet many of us find it remarkably difficult to say it to each other. We say 'yes' to invites, people, places and ideas which deep down if we're brutally honest with ourselves, just don't make us happy. Can you imagine if there was a way to … Continue reading Thanks, but no thanks!
I recently listened to a powerful speech given at a graduation ceremony in 2011 by Denzel Washington. During it he asked the crowd a question, “Do you have the guts to fail?” He told the story of his first (car crash!) audition for a Broadway musical and the countless parts in movies and plays that … Continue reading Have The Guts To Fail
Is there a fine line between being insecure and having a lack of confidence? Personally, I think there is. We all have insecurities, some you carry around with you from a young age and others you develop over time depending on what life throws your way. It is the facing of insecurities that is really … Continue reading A spoonful of confidence!
This morning I found myself thinking about realtionships. I am intrigued by our preoccupation with love and the idea of Valentines day. So I decided to do some research. I read that V day goes back centuries, and like all great Hallmark occasions it was originally celebrated by the Pagans. They honored the feast day of … Continue reading Eat your Heart out!
Let me take you back to 12 months ago, to visit the past version of me who in a surreal way now feels like a stranger. I look back and think who was she? You see, it may not have been so evident to the outside world but on the inside I was a painfully … Continue reading It’s ok to empower yourself
Meeting new people can be an intimidating experience; it’s the fear of the unknown most likely. But at the same time it can be really enlightening and I really believe that you can learn something new about the world or even yourself from every single person you come into contact with – if you are … Continue reading Never Underestimate What You Bring to The Table