Are you good enough?

I’m not good enough as I am. What’s my gimmick? What’s my USP? What thing can I find about myself or my story to draw clients in? Obviously I need a gimmick or USP because, by myself, I’m not good enough. What’s the lie you’ve been telling yourself that has been limiting you or your…

How to Live with Confidence

My word for this week is ‘Authority’. I’m reading in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) about how Jesus cast out demons, healed the sick and came against every negative word or thought with an authority that surprised people. He was able to do that because he knew he was and is the Son…

Monte Gordo, Portugal – Sun, Sea & Sand

Portugal, it’s been real! If rejuvenation and restoration is the aim of your brief encounter with sea, sand and sunshine, here is your travel guide to the Algarve in Portugal, specifically Monte Gordo, a small town beside Villa Real de St Antonio by the Guadiana River. It’s beautiful and will certainly do the trick. The Aparthotel…

How to save a friend

It’s funny how people – friends and family – may be going through the darkest tunnels and yet you can be so clueless to their struggle. It’s not funny. It’s horrible. It’s so sad because suddenly you feel like you’re trying to pull your friend out of this huge chasm but it’s harder when they’re…

Adulting is hard sometimes, but I’ve got you!

Do you ever just want to cry for no real reason? That was me on Monday. Adulting is hard sometimes! I was just despondent and disappointed and feeling a little bit like I had lost control for a moment. Life has been going relatively well this 2017, so this bump in the road felt more…

How wanting less gives you more!

HOLD ON!! !It’s Mother’s Day in the UK and the sun is shining!?! I had an inspired thought today whilst basking in the sun’s yellow glow – an unusual occurrence mid-March in the UK. (Not the thought; just the sun.) I am celebrating this sunshine even though it is a measly 12 degrees Celsius! And because…

Why honesty is a top trait of the brave

Bursting at the seams –  Weird weekend alert. Basically haven’t had any human interaction beyond the purely functional for a number of days, had a major emotional meltdown, made a badass blanket fort/hobbit hole thing, had a lot of icecreamage, had an aggressive cleaning and food prep festival, and generally tried to find my life…

January 2017 Book Reviews

Last year my New [Birthday] Year ‘resolutions’ included reading 100 books in the year. I didn’t achieve this goal. I’m pretty sure one of the reasons I failed to hit the target was a lack of accountability/regular reviews. So, here’s my attempt at doing a better job this year with a reduced target of one…