Healing Myself

As we step into yet another new year - this one celebrated by my Chinese friends - I feel so grateful for new learnings and new understandings I bring into it. These days I feel more settled within myself and so have the time and emotional capacity to connect with others. Connection has become a … Continue reading Healing Myself

Make Mistakes

'I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So that's my wish for you, and … Continue reading Make Mistakes

Good Intentions

As the year, the decade (!), draws to a close I have realised how many good intentions I've had, goals I've set, over the last however many years, that often never see the light of day or are often discarded by the end of January. For me this is because it just becomes another to-do … Continue reading Good Intentions

Love YOU

Everywhere I scroll on social media, on every other page I turn in a magazine, people are suggesting that I practice self love. But I realised that I don't actually know what that means. I can't suddenly start loving myself! Can I? Surely there's far too much baggage there for that (and it's heavy ya'll!)! … Continue reading Love YOU

On Being Kind

'In a world where you can be anything, be kind.' When a news article was written about me in the local paper in 2016, I railed against the adjective 'kind' being used to describe me. It seemed such a soppy word, soft and spineless and without substance. I wanted to be called independent, friendly, funny, … Continue reading On Being Kind

Share your brilliance

'I will not make myself small to be more palatable.' I read this quote recently and it made me want to live my one little life as magnificently and as brilliantly as I was intended to. Enough with putting myself down and the self deprecating jokes. Here I am. #thisisme With all my faults and … Continue reading Share your brilliance

Only Love

Today I don't want to hear about your petty annoyances. I don't want to hear your small minded musings of another's failings. I don't want to hear how someone made you angry. Because yesterday we saw what misguided anger towards another can result in. Death and the breakdown of a peaceful community. And whether it's … Continue reading Only Love