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THIS IS ME

You know what, I make mistakes. In fact I make plenty of mistakes – some of them so cringingly embarrassing, that it physically aches to

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BE YOU

Here’s the thing… You may think that your life would be somehow made better, or easier, if you were different, more ‘normal’, less ‘flawed’. More

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BY 40, OUR MIDDLE FINGER IS AT HALF-MAST…

By 50, it’s full on UP. By 60, both of those fingers are hoisted in a V…and not a single care is given any more. I mean, we care about our family, our friends and our passions. We care about the environment. We care about equality and living in peace. But we don’t care about

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YOU DID YOUR BEST TODAY

YOU DID YOUR BEST TODAY You did what you could. You could have done more – possibly. You could have done things differently – sure. But you did what you did and that’s that. That is that. Your intentions were good, your efforts were from the heart – but you know what, life gets in

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TO THE WOMAN

TO THE WOMAN with the full-time career, who occasionally feels the guilt of the life choices she has made… you are doing a great job. You’re an inspiration, keep on your path if feels right for you and don’t bow down to societal pressures until it suits, if ever. Young women everywhere will look up

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When God created woman

When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day……. An angel came by and asked.” Why spend so much time on her?” The lord answered. “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?” She must function on all kinds of situations, She must be able to embrace

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TO THE BABIES BORN SLEEPING

To the babies born sleeping… It comforts me to think that you felt no pain. You knew nothing of fear, or hunger, or sadness. It comforts me to think that for the short time you were alive and growing, you were safe, loved and held so tightly. It comforts me to think that you were

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TO OUR DAUGHTERS

TO OUR DAUGHTERS 🌟 You were born made of softness, sweetness and love, but with a will so strong it could bend iron – despite what society may tell you, you don’t have to lose one or the other. Keep them all, they are yours. Aren’t you blessed? 🌟 Your super-power in this life, is

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10 TRUTHS EVERY MARRIED COUPLE NEEDS TO KNOW

1. It’s you against the problem, not you against each other. Remember that and you won’t go far wrong. 2. You WILL go to sleep on an argument sometimes, and that’s really ok, as long as you see the fresh start in each new day. 3. Agreement is over-rated, your differences are important – they are

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10 TRUTHS EVERY SEPARATED PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW

1. Your children will base every relationship they ever have on the one that has defined them. This is that one. 2. You are being watched every minute of every day whether you realise that or not, set a good example. 3. No matter how bitter or petty you may be feeling on any given

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When You Say Goodbye To A Parent

When you say goodbye to a parent. You are suddenly living in a whole new world. You are no longer ‘the child’ and regardless of how long you have officially been ‘grown up’ for, you realise you actually never were until this moment. The shock of this adjustment will shake your very core. When you

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ORDINARY

Teach them to love the feel of a hug. Teach them to spot the sadness of a friend. Teach them to understand the power of a thank you and a please. Teach them how wonderful sand and grass feel on bare feet and how magical getting soaked in a rainstorm can be. Teach them the

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10 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW

10 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW 1. We love you, whether we are hormonal or needy, shouty or weepy, whether we want affection or can’t bear to be touched, we still love you. 2. We want you to listen, actually listen sometimes. Solutions are not required. Just your attention and your support. We don’t always

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TOP QUOTES FOR YOUR FEMALE TRIBE

So as we all know it’s international Women’s day today and the worldwide web is awash with motivational and inspiring quotes! Here are my favourites to share with your girls. Share them and spread the feels.       READ MY 2018 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MESSAGE HERE:

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What If We’re Not Just Tired…

What if we’re not just tired.What if it’s our souls that are exhausted?The kind of tired that sleep won’t remedy, that fresh air or good food won’t help.You see, when the world is in crisis (and it is), your soul becomes weary with the weight of collective grief.With the magnitude of problems which need to

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The year 2020

Where Were You In The year 2020?

2020, the year the world stopped…2020, the year the people stayed home.2020, the year the earth took back its control, for a short while.2020, the year the world realised we really are all in this together and the term, ‘its a small world’ became extremely and frighteningly true.2020, the year collective consciousness grew out of

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You were born without a worry, poem by Donna ashworth

YOU WERE BORN WITHOUT A WORRY

You were born not caring much,For the curves along your thighs.And it took you several yearsTo care a thing about your size. When you die, I’m kinda thinking.That your thoughts won’t stray to that.You won’t waste your final breath,To utter words of being too fat. Yet the years spent in-between,From your birth till you depart.When

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Pascal Campion, an excuse to do nothing, poem Donna ashworth

You Will Look Back On This

You will look back on this my friend,And you won’t remember the boredom,Or the loneliness.You will remember the sunshine,And the way the stars looked brighter with every passing night. You will look back on this my friend,And you won’t recall the money worries,Or the isolation.You will remember the laughter shared with friends on a screen.The

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It’s Not ‘All Lives’

But ‘all lives matter’,I hear the people say.But it’s not ‘all lives’.That we’re fighting for today. Would you hose down a building,Next to one that was aflame.Just to make sure the street,Was treated just the same? It’s the lives which are thwarted,By the colour of their skin.When that tone creates the reality,The human will live

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Hilda, poem, self love, poem body confidence, poem ageing, poem for body acceptance

There’s A Woman In My Mirror

There’s a woman in my mirrorAnd she looks a lot like me,Though there’s lines around her eyes,And her hair is wild and free.She is plumper than myself,And she is definitely grey.Did I miss the day this happenedHas she always been this way? And this woman in the mirrorHas an air of something calm,Like a tide

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I AM WHITE…

I AM WHITE And I consider myself to be someone who understands and accepts everyone, regardless. On saying this, I’m not even going to begin to insult black people by claiming that I understand what it’s like to have ‘white privilege’…I don’t think you can ever truly understand that from the other side.We can WANT

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Mother Nature poem

Come Back With Kindness

Come back with kindness, come back with grace.Come back with less hurry,Less rush,Less haste. Come back with kindness, come back more wise.Come back with more thought,For your seas,For your sky. Come back with kindness, come back with light.Come back feeling more,Keep the true things,In sight. Come back my children, but tread with more care.Have love

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You’re Going To Be So Different After This….

You may not even know how changed you already are.You’re metamorphosing.We all are. You’ve come from a place of safety, of convenience, of privilege…You didn’t even know that, until now. You’re starting to realise, that everything you took for granted is a blessing. Your life was so sweet. We were all so very blessed.Blessed as

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Dear Friend…

Dear Friend, When this comes to an end (and it will). You and I are on a mission… A mission to start ticking those things off our bucket lists. No more excuses, no more procrastination, Life is SHORT. We know this now right? No more worrying about fitting in, or standing out. No more ‘when

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The Last Time

I think I held your hand,The last time.I know I had to hurry away,I should have been content to stay.That thought haunts me daily,The last time. I should have said so many things,The last time.I should have reminisced some more,Brought wondrous memories to your door.That would have been so perfect,The last time. I hope you

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Because This All Ends…

We say ‘this too shall pass’,And it does.The trouble is,Everything passes.Live fiercely my friend,Because this all ends. We say ‘this too shall pass’,And it does.So never believe,This is your story,It’s a chapter my friendNothing more. We say ‘this too shall pass’,And it does.So face the wind,With courage and hope.Every storm eventually,Runs out of rain. We

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Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,

Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,Did you know that?Somebody somewhere is replaying your voice,Heeding your words, to help make a choice.Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,Did you know that? Somebody somewhere is saying your name?Did you know that?Somebody, somewhere is talking of you,Praising your heart and the things that you do.Somebody, somewhere is saying your

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May your days be filled with laughter

May…

May your days be filled with laughter.May your chores complete themselves.May your mind have time to wander.To a sandy beach of shells. May your morning stretch be graceful.May your lunch be full of taste.May your inspiration find you.May no moment go to waste. May your lonely days be lacking.May your friendships linger strong.May your thoughts

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The Greys, the Dimples, the Rolls, the Wrinkles,

The greys, the dimples, the rolls, the wrinkles,Don’t strip you of your grace.The lines, the weight, the clothes that pinch,Don’t steal light from your face. If you could see what I can see,Your world would open wide.The way your smile lights up the sky,The soul you have inside. The greys, the dimples, the rolls, the

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When You’re Standing At The Foot of a Mountain

Don’t look too far up.Don’t look back.Just keep looking ahead.Climb that mountain one tiny little chunk at a time, my friend.And when you want to take a break and rest, sit yourself down and look around at the view.Because here’s the thing…The best view is not just at the top.If you look, you will see

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Have You Met Her Yet?

Whilst the world has been turning upside down and everything we know is now unknown, have you met her yet? That girl inside of you who has been hidden for so long? Has she made it to the surface, through the cracks which appeared in the shake-up? If she has, did you let her in?She

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Look how far you have come, Donna ashworth, ladies pass it on

Look How Far You’ve Come

If you’re struggling to find the will to carry on right now, stop with me for a moment and let’s look at how at how far you have come…You have adapted.You have given up pretty much everything you considered normal and constructed a whole new way of being. You have done some of this, if

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Not Yet

Be still my friend, you’ve come so far.Fear not, our time is plenty.Don’t rush to shackle the shackles off,There’s time to do this gently. Stay strong my friend, it’s not so far.This will not last forever.The day will be more sweeter still.That day, when we’re together. Haste not my friend, there’s danger still.Your life is

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10 Things We Need To Know For A ‘New Normal’

1. Our old normal was not okay, we were quite simply, living too fast and too furiously. Stress and limited time had become badges of honour. 2. The earth desperately needed a break from our incessant over-consumption, we should never ever allow that to happen again. 3. During lock-down it has become clear, that what

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Dear god, its me

Hey God, It’s Me…

Hey God, it’s me.I don’t know if you can hear me or if you’re even real.I don’t know anything much at the moment.But I know I’m ready to come home.I can’t take another day down here God.It’s too hard.The pain is too much to bear and I’m not strong enough to keep going.The suffering is

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To My Child, In Lock-Down…

Little one, You have no idea how brave you are right now.You woke up one day and your whole world had changed.All your favourite things were suddenly out of reach – your little kingdom was upside down and inside out. You have taken it all in your stride my beauty.You have cried, you have felt

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My Grandmother Once Gave Me A Tip….

My grandmother once gave me a tip:In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.Do what you have to do, but little by little.Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.Wash the dishes.Remove the dust.Write a letter.Make a soup.You see?You are advancing step by step.Take a step and stop.Rest a little.Praise yourself.Take another

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Coronavirus, woman wearing a a mask

We Thought We Had It All Worked Out

We thought we had it all worked out… Our lives, our careers, our plans. Then somewhere, one day, at a time unknown, a tiny microbe began its life. A life that would change the world. Forever. We live in a new normal now. No cinemas, no gyms, no schools. No parties, no life. No hugs.

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I Stay Away

I stay away because I want you there.I wave at your window because I care.I call on a screen to shield you from harm.I want you around when this is long gone. I drop off supplies and smile and waveI’d rather stand here than stare at your graveI miss what we had but I’d miss

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Dear World, About That Boat…

Dear World, About that boat. It’s true, we’re not all in the same boat. But we’re all in the same storm. Sure a bigger boat with better equipment may make this a far easier ride but the thing is… Nobody’s boat has been tested like this before. We really don’t know if the more expensive,

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All This Time I Didn’t Realise I Was Free…

All This Time I Didn’t Realise I Was Free… I always felt so bound. So contained. By society, by the needs of others, by the unwritten rules of morality. I always felt so hemmed-in, by the boundaries placed upon me and even those I created myself. I really didn’t know I was free. I never

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Pascal campion, Donna ashworth poem

You Don’t Have To Bake Banana Bread…

Or learn a new language. You don’t have to work out more than you ever have, or take the opportunity to learn to cook. You can do all of that, if you like… but you can also just rest. When do you ever get the opportunity to just rest? This life we have created is

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Lock-Down Is Making My Kids Better People

Here’s the thing…. My kids were pretty spoiled. Don’t get me wrong, they were well brought up, well educated and well mannered, sure. But they were so very used to having everything they needed, whenever they needed it. A veritable charmed life.  Of course nobody wants their children to suffer hardship, I deliberately built a

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Promise Me, When This Is Over…

Dear Friend, When this is over, can you promise me something? No more wasted beach days because you didn’t like your body. You deserve that sun, that sea, that freedom. You are beautiful whether you feel it or not. We all are, we really are. You deserve the joy. No more wasted weekends because you

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Captain tom moore

Dear Captain Tom,

Dear Captain Tom, Thank you. Thank you, for not only raising an astronomical sum of money for our health care but thank you also for being a tonic, a joy and an inspiration. You were told to stay home and do nothing, like the rest of us. But rather than become restless, bored and perhaps

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I Needed You Today…

I needed you today. I needed you so much it hurt to breathe. There’s nothing I wouldn’t give to hold you one more time and tell you how much you mean to me. I hope I told you this enough when you were here. I hope you can hear me now when I say it

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Which parts of normal are worth going back to

If You’re Missing ‘Normal’…

If You’re Missing Normal… Ask yourself which part of your old ‘normal’ was really that wonderful. We were living too fast, my friends. I can see that now. Stress and exhaustion became badges of honour. Every day, we failed to connect with those around us because there was just ‘never enough time.’ The planet was

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Home schooling

And So The Children Learned….

And so the children learned… That heroes are everywhere and that they really don’t wear capes. That when bad things happen, people do good things, they will remember that much longer than any maths or science lesson. The children learned that old people are a treasure, that they hold the secrets to overcoming any adversity.

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Areema Nasreen, Walsall nurse passed away

Rest In Peace Earth Angel…

Today, I would love it if we could all take a collective breath in time, and wish a beautiful soul the  eternal rest she deserves. Last week, we heard that 36 year old nurse and mum of three Areema Nasreen had succumbed to the virus whilst fighting to save others. She sadly passed away. The

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I Keep Thinking About That Day…

I Keep Thinking About That Day You know, the day when they finally announce this is over. The day when everything is allowed to open again and we all flood out into the streets, to hug and kiss those we have only waved at from afar, for so long. Grandparents will race to hold their

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Dear Mums, In Lockdown…

Dear Mums, Please remember one thing on your list of 400 today.. You are not a teacher. You are a parent. You’re not home schooling, you’re ‘crisis’ schooling. You cannot possibly become a skilled professional overnight and do it whilst the world around you crumbles and grinds to a halt.Your job is to continue some

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Mother nature

For Now, Your Purpose is To Yield.

If you stand really still for a moment, close your eyes and breathe deeply, you can almost feel the heartbeat of the world slowing down. If you can resist for a moment, the need to be fast and furious, the need to accomplish constantly, you can almost feel Mother Nature placing her hands on your

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Last Night My Country Clapped Their Hands

Last night my country clapped their hands They stood out in the street Or opened a window up high To show the heroes We are here. …. Last night my country clapped their hands They came out from their houses And joined each other Together even though We are apart. … I cried when people

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Angels On Earth

Angels On Earth ….. And so the earth angels came together, to answer the call of humanity in crisis. They stepped forward without hesitation, to stand between us and the danger.  They have done so many times before.  But never quite like this. ….. The earth angels kissed their loved ones, one last time, before

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Suicide Is Taking Lives Too…

As Coronavirus claims lives all over the world, today, I would like to take a moment to say rest in peace, to a beautiful young girl who died yesterday. Emily Owen. Age 19. The thing is, Emily took her own life.  The fear, stress and anxiety of a world changed beyond comprehension was too much

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In The Quiet

In The Quiet…. I heard a little voice in the quietIt sounded like somebody said my nameIt sounded like your voice in the quietAs though you’re trying to help me rise again. I told the little voice in the quietI said that I was very scared indeedI felt your loving warmth in the quietI knew

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