Why we are all struggling so damn much
So I have a hunch about this. And before I dive in, I’m not talking about people who have clinically diagnosed mental illness. I’m talking about us lay people who potter about life kind of fine but also kind of meh most of the time. Yeh, maybe you? And definitely me back in the day. […]
WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE TRUE ABOUT WOMEN
I spent a lot of my life believing that as a woman, I was the inferior sex. I remember when I started to realise the reality of being female – aged about 6 and doing a running race for sports day. Beaten by all the boys, even the unsporty one. Easily beaten. I remember the […]
Can we all just STOP with the positive thinking for a second?
So the other day, I got triggered. I mean, let’s be honest, I get triggered every day but this was a trigger which brought to light something which felt apt and important to share. I was out hiking with a friend of mine outside of Mexico city and a part of the hike basically involved […]
There is something ceremonial about a flight, especially a long haul flight. The time to just be. The time without distraction, without internet, without anything to keep me anchored to ‘life’. I’ve often found as I take off to go somewhere new that a sense of peace comes over me, a sense of freedom, a […]
‘I’m starting to wonder if I’ve gone crazy’ – Are you losing the plot? Or are you having an awakening?
I’ve scooted around talking about this for far too long because I still find it all a bit awkward because it’s a bit of a divisive subject. BUT I’ve had too many experiences recently with people around me wondering if they are losing it, that I felt like it was probably time for me to […]
How to get out of feeling like you’re waiting for life to start… and actually make it start
I felt for a long time like I was waiting for life to properly begin. It was a slightly bizarre experience because on paper everything was great, I had the job, I had the flat, I had the trips, I had the friends – it was all good. But somehow, I couldn’t quite shake this […]
Here’s why family time is, sometimes, so damn hard
For some of us, this period of the year is the most magical time of reconnecting with family, hunkering down with oversized cheese boards and festive films and feeling that deep sense of safety and belonging which may well have been limited for the rest of the year. For others of us, this period of […]
You know, something feeling terrifying doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t do it.
Fear. We all know it. The tightness in the chest. The block in the belly. Sweaty palms. Heart racing. That signal that something isn’t right. All we want to do is run away. Hide. Get away from it. Fear is probably one of the most uncomfortable human emotions we experience. It’s uncomfortable by design, because […]
I know what I’ll do. I’ll move to Australia and start again there. Then I’ll be happy.
This was a genuine thought I had probably about 5 years ago. London is the issue. The grey skies are the problem. If I could move to Australia everything would be better. Everything would be happier then, I’d become a surfer babe and magically have blonde hair and be super confident and everyone would want […]
The letter I wrote to myself the day I resigned
I was looking through the old notes on my phone the other day and came across a scramble of words which I wrote when I was on the tube back from work the day I had spoken to my boss about my decision to leave the industry. That stream of consciousness, I’m sharing with you […]