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A Place To Be Whole


Thursday, October 19, 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 am in a room ...

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In The Pursuit of Happiness…


Saturday, October 14, 2017

  Image: Giphy   I have noticed a trend on social media for promoting a ‘positivity only mindset’ to achieve happiness.  The posts often include scene of nature or a positive quote in an attractive type font and are punctuated with captions including hashtags such as #goodvibesonly and #behappy.  For me these captions and this mindset discounts ...

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EQUALITY


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Equal means the same. However when it comes to humanity equality is different. It is not the same as cutting and sharing pie equally.   For humanity to be truly equal one must consider the fact that people are not treated equally and some people may require more than others to get to the same ...

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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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