Feeling the Holiday Blues

Feeling the Holiday Blues

[caption id="attachment_3668" align="alignnone" width="4000"] DCIM101GOPRO[/caption] If there’s one thing I wanted this blog to be, it’s a place for reality. And these past few weeks reality truly hit me. During July I had an incredible trip to Canada to visit my Dad. Not only was it emotional because I hadn’t seen him for so long, but it was also a…

Ask Boo – How to Switch Careers

Ask Boo – How to Switch Careers

Hi Lizzie, I’m currently at a complete loss about where I go next in my career. I’ve been with the company I work for currently, for over seven years. Which feels like a lifetime! But I’ve lost interest in what I do, and have no idea what to do next. Any ideas would be much appreciated. H First of all…

Cancel the Pity Party – It’s Time for a Pep Talk

Cancel the Pity Party – It’s Time for a Pep Talk

If something dramatic has happened in your life it’s very easy to become a negative nancy and start a pity party for one. But the simple fact is, you have the power to change the way you see a situation. You can either embrace change and take on the new challenge, or put your head in the sand and wait…

Why I Read Self-Help Books and Believe Everyone Should

Why I Read Self-Help Books and Believe Everyone Should

I count myself very lucky to have never suffered from a mental illness. But unfortunately I have seen, and still see, a number of close family members struggle under its crippling darkness. And when you see others endure a battle which often leads to them fighting for their lives, you realise that you can’t take your own mental health for…

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…

The 2016 Library List

The 2016 Library List

In 2016 I was adamant that I was going to read one book a month. But thanks to a few radical life changes, I only managed 8, which I'm still pretty proud of considering that the previous year, reading had been a luxury only reserved for holidays. (Yes, I'm usually one of those traditional book readers who has half a…

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…

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…

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