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Category Archives: Uncategorized
Why is self-love such a struggle?
This blog is going to be brief because I’m trying to practise self-love and that means not spending too long sat in a chair staring at a bright screen, but I imagine it’ll end up longer than I intended because … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged addiction, Childless, Codependency, Eating Disorders, Love, Recovery, Relationships, selfcare, selflove, Women Leave a comment
Coping with Christmas when life hasn’t gone to plan
If you’re feeling busy and stressed right now, that’s because the run-up to Christmas, for many of us, is a busy and stressful time. It might also be because feeling busy and stressed and doing too much are convenient ways … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged addiction, Childlessness, Christmas, Dating, Eating Disorders, Loneliness, Love, Recovery, Relationships, self-care, self-love, Women 1 Comment
Why do I leave everything to the last minute?
I wonder if I’ll ever change. OK, so I’ve changed a lot over the years, transformed in many ways, as this blog attests, but will I ever change my last minute dot com nature? Earlier this week, just days before … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Childless, Recovery, Relationships, retreat, self-love, Wellbeing, Yoga Leave a comment
Making Miracles Happen, Against the Odds
Before you read on, if the photo above speaks to you, explore my Love Retreat in Turkey here or share the link with your lovely friends – they’ll thank you for it! Now on to the blog … Every now … Continue reading
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Are you emotionally available?
I’ve been writing this blog for eleven years and every post represents a small step on my journey of emotional maturity. I started blogging here at 40 as I confronted the reality of being a single, childless woman whose career … Continue reading
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Self-love is way more than a massage
When we think of self-love, we naturally think of massages and bubble baths. And don’t get me wrong, I love a good soak and I adore being massaged. But self-love, in my book, goes way beyond that. And it might … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged How to Fall in Love, Love, self-acceptance, self-care, Self-help, self-love, Single Women, Women Leave a comment
The joy of being alive
It could have been an awful week. Mid-January. Dark mornings. Bleak skies. And the first anniversary of Mum’s death. A week to be endured and quickly forgotten. Instead, it was a memorable and magical week. Why? Because I gave myself … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bereavement, Dorset, Durdle Door, grief, Loss, Love, Radio 2, Recovery Leave a comment
Christmas hurt and Christmas presence
It’s that time of year again, that time of year when I cry bucketloads of tears, that time of year when my emotions are heightened and I get in touch with multiple layers of grief and loss. It’s that time … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Childless, Childlessness, Dating, Eating Disorders, grief, Loss, Love, Relationships, Women Leave a comment
I’m stepping up my self-care
They say we teach what we need to learn and I know that to be true. I’ve been teaching people about self-love and self-care for many years, first informally, by supporting others who were on a similar healing journey to … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Burnout, digestion, Eating Disorders, Gut health, Health, Love, self-love, Trauma, Women 5 Comments
How on earth did I end up here?
How on earth did I end up here? This is a question that unites so many of us. It’s a question I asked repeatedly through my late 30s and early 40s. And it’s a question that comes up all the … Continue reading
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