50 truths I’ve learnt on my 50th birthday..

Today I click over to 50. Woo hoo! Normally I wouldn’t go to the effort to write about my birthday and tell the world about it, but this one is monumental, and not just because I’m welcoming in a new decade. This birthday is incredibly special for me because I didn’t know if I’d getContinue reading “50 truths I’ve learnt on my 50th birthday..”

21 reasons why women should love the skin they’re in..

Ok, so I’m going to get negative for a minute! We won’t be hanging around there very long, but I wanted to bring out of hiding all the reasons I hear women say they are not good enough. It doesn’t mean they are wrong. It’s the truth for some people right now, after all, andContinue reading “21 reasons why women should love the skin they’re in..”

What a year of not buying anything new taught me..

At the beginning of last year I became curious about attachment to things as a source of happiness. By things I mean material items, or people, or jobs and opportunity. How often have you walked past an article of clothing in a shop window and thought, ‘Ooh I need to buy that!’ because you knowContinue reading “What a year of not buying anything new taught me..”

I’d pick daisies..

When I was younger, living in the land of ‘I’m a normal teenager, and my Mum is alive,’ each time I walked past the fridge I would notice the yellow piece of card stuck up by a couple of magnets. It was Mum’s favourite poem, and it first appeared at least 35 years ago. ItContinue reading “I’d pick daisies..”

Four years ago today…

Four years ago today, on Friday the 16th of October 2015, I received a devastating phone call. “We have found a lump”, the Breast Screen nurse said. I was sitting at my desk at work when she called. It was a usual busy day with an office full of people. As I tried to registerContinue reading “Four years ago today…”

Sliding doors…

Do you ever reflect back on your life and consider the potentially huge magnitude of those sliding doors moments? I do. I sometimes think about the “what if’s” and the alternative pathways that could have been. Some bad and some good. My husband, Phil, and I were sitting at our favourite spot enjoying lunch together recentlyContinue reading “Sliding doors…”

Meditation, is it time to try it?

  Attention busy women of the world, who spend their time overthinking!   If you are not already familiar with the practice of meditation, you have probably heard a bit about it and have seen stories and articles about it popping up everywhere. Well keep reading, you need to hear this… If you haven’t jumped onContinue reading “Meditation, is it time to try it?”

A call for help…

I have to be completely honest. This is a call for help, for me personally. This could possibly be the most vulnerable I have ever been in my entire life.  And it feels very uncomfortable. Let me explain what I mean… When I started writing my blog, I called it by the name “Raw and Completely Beautiful”,Continue reading “A call for help…”