Category Archives: Happiness

Our time is now

Last week, I sat in a clinic with my mum and wiped my tears away as the nurse diagnosed her with a form of dementia. It shouldn’t have come as a shock – her memory had been failing for a … Continue reading

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Faith over fear

Faith over fear. Trust over terror. Or trust over turmoil. Or trust over tears. What would it feel like to believe the world is a benevolent place? To trust that everything is working out for the best and will continue … Continue reading

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Searching for a pot of gold

I went for an invigorating run along the beach this morning, one of those runs that make you feel truly alive. The wind was fierce, whipping up the sand so it cut into my legs. The sun was out. And … Continue reading

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Walking through treacle

Does it ever feel like you’re walking through treacle? Does it ever feel like a struggle just to put one foot in front of the other, just to complete the most basic of tasks, just to keep your spirits up … Continue reading

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A Bed Full of Memories

I’m staying in my old flat in London this week, the flat I lived in for 13 years, from the ages of 31 to 44. As I got under the covers last night and wrestled with sleep – my washing … Continue reading

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Talking About Love

In the hours after publishing my previous post – The Magic of March – I worried I hadn’t sounded positive or excited enough about my wonderful engagement news. I read it back a few times. Had my realness and vulnerability … Continue reading

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The Magic of March

My 46th birthday. How to Fall in Love published in paperback. A marriage proposal. That’s the magic of March. When it comes to March, I’m biased. It’s my birth month and I’ve never shied away from celebrating the day I … Continue reading

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