Category Archives: Trust

My authentic self

Being my authentic self in relationship – particularly in relationships with men whom I find attractive and with whom I want to be in relationship – is my biggest challenge, according to well-placed sources (my therapist). Because being myself carries … Continue reading

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What’s your truth?

How do we know what our truth is? How do we know that what we sense is our intuition or instinct is actually that, rather than deep fears rooted in our distant past? How do we navigate our way through … Continue reading

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One day at a time

Don’t ask me how it happened but more than three weeks have passed since I last posted here. I know some of my readers (particularly my non-London friends) start wondering whether there’s something wrong if I don’t blog. But this … Continue reading

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Do nothing; rest afterwards

You can tell I’ve been busy recently as I haven’t found the space to blog. I say ‘space’ rather than ‘time’ because I probably could have found an hour or so to scribble a quick post. But what I feel … Continue reading

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Is it OK to be me?

I got home late last night and glanced at what I’d written on yesterday’s blog. I do this now and again, after posting – I check back to see if my writing flowed and whether I said anything of interest … Continue reading

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Faith and uncertainty

I asked a friend of mine the other night who’s been married for some 13 or so years and who still looked totally in love with his wife how on earth that was possible. What was their secret? How had … Continue reading

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Magic moments

I started this blog on the shady terrace mentioned below, the Pacific Ocean just a short walk away. I continued it in the comfort of my London home, to the gentle hum of the washing machine. And I finished it … Continue reading

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Be still my beating heart

I have a box of anti-depressants in my handbag. Citalopram to be precise. I’ve opened the box and read the leaflet but the foil is intact, the pills unswallowed. I picked them up after seeing my GP on Monday. They’ve … Continue reading

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The curse of the capable woman

I spent the August bank holiday weekend with a bunch of intelligent, capable, successful, sporty women in their late 30s and early 40s. We were doing what independent, childless women of our age do on a bank holiday – pleasing … Continue reading

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Abundance

It’s been over two weeks since I wrote on this blog, which is a sure sign that something is out of kilter. Having time to blog generally means my life is well balanced – that everything is in its rightful … Continue reading

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