What next for the No Bullsh*t Guide?

The podcast that I launched in May 2021 is now up to its 22nd episode, and I have only one more episode of this first set yet to publish. Once that episode goes live on Tuesday 15 February, what are my plans for The No Bullsh*t Guide To A Happier Life? I am very happy...

Who Is She?

I originally wrote this blog post on my (now defunct) personal blog a few years ago, following an exercise I had done as part of my therapy, looking at my versions of the “ideal” wife and mother. As I am now divorced and am now a business owner (which comes with its...

How are you supposed to feel?

I have a wry smile whenever anyone talks about how they “should” be feeling. We love rules and structures, guidance and expectations – they make life easier and stop us from having to think. It’s simple isn’t it? If someone dies you feel...

Christmas Wishes

For my last blog post of 2021, there are a few things that I wish I could magic into your Christmas stockings this year. If I was able to send Twelve Days of Christmas wishes to each and every one of you, this is what I would send (sing it with me. Yes it does scan....

Ditch the Negative Self Talk

If you have been listening to my podcast or following me for a while you will know that I am a huge advocate of positive self talk. The way we speak to ourselves, the way we talk about ourselves, can be the silver bullet for improving our confidence and our self...

A Calmer Christmas – Part 3

If you are the person who is responsible for ensuring your family has a wonderful Christmas – or any Christmas at all – the run up to the festivities can be enormously stressful. Fear not though – I have some top tips for binning the festive...