Vanity : the new black

The hot topic on a breakfast show this week was teenagers posting selfies taken at funerals, pulling faces and stuff, at times with their dead grand-parents. A grey bobbed lady was outraged at the lack of respect, the other two presenters less so. Perhaps the grand-parents were not that nice or they weren't that close, [...]

Crazy little thing called Faith

       "Do you have a faith?" The pastoral care officer asked me as she stood beside the bed I had been assigned while I waited. It was bed 21 and I thought it was a good omen. I had enjoyed being 21 and it was an odd number, made up of three and seven [...]

Emancipation : the sequel

My friend just had a baby! It was an empowering experience for her and she got exactly what she wanted. Why? Because she said 'no'. She said 'no' to the epidural and being induced and 'yes' to researching, reading, preparing her body and mind and taking the power back. What an inspiration! And I'm not [...]

Lessons in Emancipation

A strange thing happened last Tuesday… I said 'no'. And it made me realise how much I normally say 'yes'. It felt good to refuse for a change. It had been a very hard day and I felt it was 'justified'. The people I said 'no' to were also totally cool about it and understanding. I [...]

When you wish upon the moon…

No, you will not land amongst the stars! Well, okay maybe you will. Today I am writing about two things I love - the moon and the ocean. Many moons ago (haha) I wrote about my love of the full one and its power to transform even the most sensible beetroot juice drinker into a raving [...]

Saturday Night Love-In!

Why hello there friend! Here I am on day TWO of the 'Seven Day Challenge', sounding like Lisa Curry-Kenny (she was an Australian swim star who retired to do muesli bar commercials). Already I feel like I've signed up for a triathlon. But I will push on and persist because that's the kind of focused and dedicated [...]

What if you had faith?

Hello lovely people! Here I am again up bright and early on day one of the challenge (I am writing this in the AM). It was a night of sleeping more restless than usual, as nights when I publish a post always are. My creativity and ego battled it out, each one struggling to gain [...]

Oh to be Frank!

Hi guys! I wanted to speak to you directly to get closer. Hi. How are you? Me? I'm o-kay. I've got blog fright actually. I've been feeling shy, self-conscious and silly. I was going to put this off for another day but I thought I'd try something different and just say what is on my [...]

keeper of the secrets

The human race seems to be separated into two groups – those who keep a journal and those who do not. I’m not saying that one is better than the other (because clearly I'd be biased if I did), but as a compulsive journaler, I just don’t know how the other group gets on in [...]

One small step for man…

I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This is one of the top five regrets of the dying. But what does it mean to live a life true to yourself? From the time we're born we're looking to our parents to teach [...]

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