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A Place To Be Whole


Monday, July 31, 2017

Photo: Nyssa Paige Sometimes I am in a room, full of smiling faces with familiar empathetic nods. Exchanges of tips and information take place. Conversations about being realistic, compassionate and understanding. We talk about our truth, knowing we can't have it all but still giving it a damn good try. Sometimes I ...

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Top Tips: Travelling Sans Child and not feeling Guilty


Monday, July 10, 2017

I have recently returned from a holiday sans child. This is my 2nd for the year, 2nd in June actually but if I say for the year it sounds better. Lol. A few people have asked how I "get away with" travelling without my daughter and if I feel guilty. Let me start by saying mini-me has ...

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Self Care Sunday 4th June 2017


Sunday, June 4, 2017

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen Artwork by Laurie Cooper   "Giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself"... How many of us have versions of ourselves that serve a particular purpose?  You know ...

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Grateful for Sisterhood


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Image from Black Blossoms Today Leah and I had the pleasure of contributing to an exhibition / project that has been curated by Bee Tajudean founder of Black Blossoms and Paula Akpan founder of The I'm Tired Project. I'm Tired is an award winning photography project which aims to to highlight the lasting impact of everyday ...

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Feeling The Funk / Brag Party


Sunday, April 16, 2017

The other day I visited a friend I haven't seen for a few months.  She asked me what I'd been up to.  I couldn't remember, I searched my mind and decided I haven't done anything note worthy so I said "not much you know".  She looked at me puzzled and pointed out that social media ...

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The Comfort Zone


Thursday, March 30, 2017

You know that place, where you're relaxed and everything is ok... The place where you tend to be chilled, your pulse rate is down, your tongue isn't stuck to the roof of your mouth and you're generally not sweating. It's a happy place, you know where it is, you know your limitations within it and you ...

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