Category Archives: Love

Posts about love, loving ourselves or others and falling in love

Finishing what we start

If you’re anything like me, you have lots of big ideas, lots of hopes and dreams. You write them in notebooks and draw them on big sheets of paper in coloured pens. They are the desires of your heart, or … Continue reading

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Self-love is where it starts

Valentine’s Day isn’t easy for some of us. Everywhere we look, there are hearts, flowers and chocolates. Or couples smooching and holding hands. Some of us can ignore it. Some can dismiss it and deride it for its rampant commercialism. … Continue reading

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Ambivalence about motherhood

Whenever I do a short radio or TV interview, I come away wishing I’d said things differently and made my points more clearly and succinctly. In most cases, I come away wanting to write, wanting to make sense of my … Continue reading

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Something is stirring. I can’t quite explain it but it’s bubbling up inside. It’s anger. It’s a desire to break out and break free. It’s a fierceness. It’s my wild side. It’s the woman inside me who wants to ROAR … Continue reading

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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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How to stop emotional eating

Weight. Body image. Self-esteem. These are issues that come up quite regularly in my work as a dating and relationships coach. Or perhaps I tune in to them more than to other issues, because I’m a recovering compulsive overeater. For … Continue reading

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When you follow your heart

I was interviewed this morning on BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast in Dorset programme about my love coaching work, my book and my upcoming love retreat. The interview was over in a flash. In fact, I felt a bit deflated as … Continue reading

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