Tag Archives: Writing

Giving up on ourselves

Do you give up on yourself? Do you let the energy drain from your dreams? Do you let the light go out on your ideas? Do you get all fired up and excited about something, then feel your enthusiasm dwindle … 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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Celebrating courage

It was International Women’s Day yesterday, a day when we celebrate our female icons and all the courageous things they’ve done over the years, a day when we speak out for women everywhere, trying to make sure women and girls … Continue reading

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Choosing change

I went for a swim in the sea this morning, in my new wetsuit, cosy swimming socks, neoprene gloves and cap. And I wasn’t even cold. On the way down to the beach, I had one of those ‘I think … Continue reading

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Progress, not perfection

I have a habit at this time of year – a time when many of us take stock of what’s gone before – to start fretting about all the things I haven’t achieved or accomplished in the previous 12 months. … Continue reading

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Rescue remedy

Take one glum woman. Dip her in the cold sea a few times then plunge her into the icy waters of the Ladies Pond on Hampstead Heath so she can float around with the leaves and the ducks. Encourage her … Continue reading

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Shifting the status quo

Some of you may not have heard of the ageing British rock band Status Quo, particularly if you’re not from around these parts (Britain, I mean). But with an aspiring rock star for a brother and a mother with a … Continue reading

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