Lost at sea

TAKING A FEW STEPS BACK

Urgh, guys guys guys. I know, there was no post this weekend. I just didn’t have it in me to write. My head’s been all over the place with some personal stuff and I can’t help questioning everything I think – is it because they’re valid thoughts, or is it all my insecurities and weird […]

ASA

FEELING EMPOWERED

So…I did something empowering at work this week. So often we have little control over the messages that bombard us around the perfect body shape, diet culture, and fat shaming. All we can do is work on our own self-esteem and ways of perceiving the world to make ourselves more resilient against those messages. Sometimes […]

Monday-motivation-1

MONDAY MOTIVATION #13

This quote is so perfect for so many situations in life. I would never have ended up living where I am now if I hadn’t taken a leap of faith to move out of London. We would never be in the careers we are now if we hadn’t taken a leap of faith to apply […]

Blossom

THE SEASON OF VULNERABILITY

Spring. Longer days, flowers blooming, warmer temperatures. It’s also the season of fewer layers, the putting away of black tights, and short skirts and sleeves. The first time each year that I go out without my winter coat, or wearing nude or even no tights, after a winter of baggy, figureless dark clothes and black […]

Couple by the beach

WAITING TO FEEL LOVED

Have you ever head people saying how they’ll be able to love themselves once someone loves them? They feel that once they have a boyfriend or girlfriend to tell them that they’re beautiful then everything will just fall into place..     I know I’ve fallen into this trap a ridiculous number of traps. But […]

Snowdrop

FEBRUARY GOALS

Doesn’t it feel good to have January out of the way!? For me it’s always the hardest month of the year…and it seems SO LONG! Once we get to February I feel a bit more optimism for the year. There’s pancake day, Easter, the clocks change, DAFFODILS – lots of good things to look forward […]

Voice pattern

BLOGGING GIVES YOU A VOICE

On Friday I got sent home from work after completely losing my voice. I’m not someone who usually loses their voice. Colds, yes. Headaches, yes. Coughs and sore throats, never. So when I was rendered speechless in a meeting with the Assistant Director of my Department it was a new and bizarre experience. I had important […]

This Girl Can

THIS GIRL CAN

If you live in the UK you’ve probably seen the adverts for the This Girl Can Campaign on TV at some point over the last year. This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who […]