Encouraging the midlife woman to grow, thrive and prosper

Month: September 2017

Artists Dates: Priming the Pump of Creativity, or Just an Excuse for ‘Me’ Time?

Artists Dates: Priming the Pump of Creativity, or Just an Excuse for ‘Me’ Time?

Devised by Julia Cameron in her landmark book, The Artist’s Way, I’ve been a long-time fan of ‘artists dates’ because they fire up my creativity, and allow me to see life through a slightly different lens. Let me put my hands up here. I use my artists […]

Up Close and Personal: The Story of a Newborn Son

Up Close and Personal: The Story of a Newborn Son

Today I want to tell you a story that’s close to my heart – the tale of a newborn son. Cup Final Day 2004 As the rest of the country cheered on their favourite team, I knelt on the floor of a labour ward.  After […]

10 Tips For Putting Your Life Back Into Perspective

10 Tips For Putting Your Life Back Into Perspective

An Honest Reflection I don’t know about you, but I need to get my life back into perspective. I’m tired. Bone weary, in fact. And that has led to some poor choices in relation to how I care for myself.  I’ve been over reliant upon […]

60/60 Challenge #5: A Visit to the Beautiful City of Bath

60/60 Challenge #5: A Visit to the Beautiful City of Bath

It’s crazy that I’d never been to Bath, but my 60/60 Challenge gave me the motivation I needed to visit this beautiful little city. As a literature lover, UNESCO-listed Bath drew me into its folds and hugged me tight for a couple of days. Meandering […]

Life Is Just A Merry Go Round: Blessing Yourself and Slowing Things Down

Life Is Just A Merry Go Round: Blessing Yourself and Slowing Things Down

Do you want to live a life that’s full of blessing, but wonder how you’ll ever achieve it? Do you feel like you’re living on a merry-go-round? That you want it to stop, so you can get off and run away from it as fast […]

60/60 Challenge #4: The Glorious Goodwood Revival

60/60 Challenge #4: The Glorious Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival: Background Freddie March, the ninth Duke of Richmond, first brought motor racing to Goodwood after the second world war. A renowned amateur racer, he created a track from the road that ran around the airfield. Opening in September 1948, it was Britain’s first […]

The Bullet Journal: The Stationery Geek’s Guide to Nirvana!

The Bullet Journal: The Stationery Geek’s Guide to Nirvana!

I love journalling. Always have, always will. There is something so freeing about writing down your deepest thoughts. My journal allows me to moan in the privacy of my own notebook. It also inspires me to become a better version of myself. I have used […]

It’s September! Happy New Year

It’s September! Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everybody! OK, so it’s not strictly the new year, but years of scheduling my diary in accordance with the academic calendar makes it feel like it it. Today, children everywhere will be returning to school. Their next year has been planned and […]


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