Isn’t It Time You Made Time For You?

Isn’t It Time You Made Time For You?

A few weeks ago I attended a Women’s Networking event where we were all given an introduction to meditation and guided into five blissful minutes of silence. It was peculiar at first to share such a personal meditation experience with complete strangers in a board room; I’m usually wrapped up in a blanket with a smudging stick burning in the…

It’s Time to Talk About January…

It’s Time to Talk About January…

Of all the months in the year, January always feels like an unwanted guest at a party. Nobody looks forward to it arriving, and when it does appear we try to ignore it as much as possible in the vain hope that it leaves as quickly as it arrived. Blame it on ‘blue Monday’ or the fact that our purse…

A Plea to the Gym-Going Elite – There is No Elite

A Plea to the Gym-Going Elite – There is No Elite

  I’ve been attending a gym since I was sixteen. To put that into numbers, I’ve done approximately 149760 minutes of exercise, attended around 832 classes and burnt enough calories to keep up my love for cheese and chocolate. (Life Achievement unlocked surely?) So you could say from looking at the stats that I’m pretty well-accustomed to a spin class…

2016 – Lessons Learned and Journeys Taken

2016 – Lessons Learned and Journeys Taken

Well, it’s safe to say that 2016 will certainly not go down in the history books as a quiet year. While worldly we’ve lost legends and seen politics cause controversy, I spent my year stepping away from a long-term relationship and finding my own feet. I won’t bore you with the gory details, (or give my haters the satisfaction), but…

The Facebook Break-Up…

The Facebook Break-Up…

Last month I split up with Facebook. Nope, it wasn’t a cautious ‘de-activate’, and I might be back if I change my mind; it was a deadly serious, no-fucks-given, goodbye, I want you out of my life. And wow does it feel good. I had been off the platform and in-active since February. But full-scale deletion is an extreme -…

Why Can’t You Have it All?…

Why Can’t You Have it All?…

I once had a female colleague tell me that women cannot have it all and that you have to decide between having a career and being a mother. Yes, you read that right, a woman told me that I could not have it all – to say my blood boiled would be an understatement. You see, it’s not just my…

I haven’t Found My ‘Thing’ Yet…

I haven’t Found My ‘Thing’ Yet…

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and how you do it – Maya Angelou   If there’s one question that I’ve longed to have banned in schools, it’s “What do you want to do when your older?” Because at 28 I’m still no closer to knowing than I was 10 years ago. And to be honest, I don’t…

It’s Time to Treat Yo’Self…

It’s Time to Treat Yo’Self…

Ask the girls in my office what my catchphrase has become, and they will cheekily reply with, “I’m going to treat myself!” And that’s exactly what I do. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes that I’ve happened to scroll by on Instagram, a dress that’s caught my eye while grabbing my lunch, or just a naughty little bit of…

The Joy of Living Solo…

The Joy of Living Solo…

I am mine before I am anyone else’s – anonymous   When people hear that you’re a woman living on your own, they give you this sympathetic half smile and puppy dog eyes that says it all – “oh you poor thing, it must be lonely.” But they could not be further from the truth. After the breakdown of a…

Why We All Need Anxy…

Why We All Need Anxy…

Today I took part in a Kick Starter fund for mental health magazine Anxy. As many of us came together this week in aid of World Mental Health Day, the unfortunate fact is, that metal health around the world is still not addressed as quickly and as openly as it should be. I feel ridiculously lucky to have never suffered…