Getting Under Your Skin

I’m sat here feeling all grumpy and prickly because someone has got under my skin. I can’t write too much but let’s just say it’s a gossiping bossyboots. Why do people get under our skin? I guess it’s a reaction to something they’ve said or done that we don’t like. In this instance, a text …

What Do You Really Want?

2020 was a really tough year for everyone… unfortunately 2021 looks set to be just as challenging. So take this opportunity to take stock and drill down into what you want from life. Do your current priorities need changing? Maybe you’re now working from home and could move to a new area that you’ve always …

Stop Making Excuses

Last year, after eight years of being unhappy married I finally put myself first and ended it. I’d spent years trying to fix it. Endless hours talking about it and trying to explain what I needed and why. I was an enabler and had made excuses for bad behaviour for years. Along with giving endless …

Ask Her to Dance

I have never been asked to dance by a man. Not once. Never. Isn’t that sad? Is romance dead? Or am I just choosing the wrong type of men? I’m going to throw out a huge generalisation here… most women like to dance. Most women want to be asked to dance. What is more lovely …

It’s OK to Feel Sad

Feeling sad sometimes is OK. Life is made up of moments, they can’t all be happy and they’re certainly not all perfect. But feeling sad and crying all the time is not OK. You need to learn to recognise when sadness has turned to depression. You might wake up, feel tired, not want to get …

Get a Clue

The kids start nagging as soon as you open half an eye. Your partner/housemate tells you some shitty news the second they see you. The dog has chewed something up and you’re left to clean it up. The cat has been sick in the corner and you turn your phone on to a missed call …

Stop Making the Same Mistakes

I think it was Einstein that said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Read it again. It’s true. When I think about ways to solve a problem I think of ten different ways to solve it, not trying the same thing over and over. …

Don’t Let Your Broken Heart Rule Your Future

I’ve had my heart broken more than once. It’s not nice. It leaves you feeling like there is something wrong with you, that you’re not good enough. But you have to realise that it wasn’t your problem, it was theirs. If you leave a relationship with your head up high, knowing that you gave it …