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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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Here’s The Thing, People Are Dying…

Okay, here’s the thing… People are dying. Someone’s mum, dad, brother… I’m getting tired of reading posts saying this virus is ‘nothing’, an ‘over-reaction’, or ‘hype created by the media’. People are dying. And many, MANY, people are afraid. Health anxiety is very real, believe you me, and right now, lots of people all over

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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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I’M WALKING INTO 2020 WITH A CLEAR HEART & MIND

I’m walking into 2020 with a clear heart and mind. If you owe me, don’t worry about it – you’re welcome. If you wronged me, it’s all good – lesson learned. If you’re angry with me, you’ve won, congratulations. If we aren’t speaking, it’s cool..I wish you well. If you feel I wronged you, I

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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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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

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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 quiet It sounded like somebody said my name It sounded like your voice in the quiet As though you’re trying to help me rise again. ….. I told the little voice in the quiet I said that I was very scared indeed I felt your

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Before The Virus Came Along

Before the virus came along Life was fast and ruthless And the world spun like a wheel Going round. Before the virus came along People were busy and breathless Their lives lacked simple things Like time. When the virus came along The wheel was forced to brake Momentum lost its power And stopped. And people

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Woman visiting her father in a lockdown through the window

30 Lessons Learned From A Lock-Down

1. We don’t need nearly as much as have come to believe. 2. A little goes a long way. 3. We are kinder than we thought. 4. When push comes to shove, we want to share our last slice. 5.We are not in control. 6. But we each make a difference. 7. The world is

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Teach Them It’s Ok To Not Be Ok

I have seen so many posts flying around social media telling parents what to do with their kids during this time of isolation. Some have great ideas for play, craft and discipline. Others say just sing and read and dance and play with them…create a safe place they say, where your children can feel loved

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Key workers

A Letter To Our Key Workers

Dear Key Workers, I can’t imagine the pressure you must be feeling right now, as the world retreats and you go forward to the fire. I can’t imagine the fear you must be facing as you place your children in school, knowing that they will be looked after but not knowing if they will be

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Heal the world poem/ pandemic poem

Whilst The World Is Locking Down

Whilst the world is locking down… Take the time to pause. To reset. To switch off and on again. Whilst the world is locking down. Take some time to reflect. To connect. In other ways. Whilst the world is locking down. Take the chance to look around. Inside your mind. Find what you need, in

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Caroline flack/ self isolation

Today I’ve Been Thinking About Caroline Flack

I’ve been thinking how she was in a kind of lock-down.  She was told to stay out of the public eye until the court case, she wasn’t allowed to see her partner and basically was advised to self-isolate until her nightmare ended. But she didn’t make it till the end. Because the isolation, the stress

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Sunday evening reminder

This is Your Sunday Evening Reminder…

That you can handle everything this week throws at you. And I think this week may throw a lot. But you got this. You have been through hard times before and you have come out smiling. Everything you need to survive the next few weeks, is not in the supermarket, it’s inside of you. Hope.

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Toilet paper panic

People Are Scared, Not Stupid…

It just looks the same. People are crippled with anxiety, fear and the need to protect their loved ones.  It may come across as selfishness, stupidity or worse. But it is just humanity. Flawed, afraid, in panic. In a week or so, no one will be buying toilet paper, everyone will be at home and

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Here’s The Thing, People Are Dying…

Okay, here’s the thing… People are dying. Someone’s mum, dad, brother… I’m getting tired of reading posts saying this virus is ‘nothing’, an ‘over-reaction’, or ‘hype created by the media’. People are dying. And many, MANY, people are afraid. Health anxiety is very real, believe you me, and right now, lots of people all over

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Keep calmand carry on/ covid-19/ coronavirus/ smell the roses

Even when you’re knee deep in the s**t

Even when you’re knee deep in the s**t You can still smell the roses In fact, it’s the time you need to smell the roses the most. And they’re still there, the roses. They’re still there, smelling beautiful.  If you stick your little chin up to the sky and sniff. You’ll see. They’re still there.

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Don’t Fall In Love With A Body

Don’t fall in love with a body Bodies change. Fall in love with a laugh, or a twinkle in the eye. That way, should those blessings ever wane, you will do your best to bring them back. And we all need someone who wants to bring back our twinkle, someone who lives to make us laugh.

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Suicide Is Far More Deadly Than Covid-19

Suicide is the true pandemic here people. The statistics are absolutely terrifying. ONE PERSON EVERY 40 SECONDS TAKES THEIR OWN LIFE, according to The World Health Organisiation. Worse, the numbers are higher now than ever. So, instead of stock-piling the last toilet rolls on the shelves and making sure you will be okay should this

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What’s It Like To Be A Woman….

‘What’s it like to be a woman?” A little bird whispered in my ear. ‘Is it just like being human?’ Oh it is so much more, my dear. ——————————— We are the holders, we are the keepers, Of the secrets and the truth. We are the safe place in a storm, The creator of all

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You Weren’t Born To Fade Away my Friend..

Life may smooth away all of your rough edges, with its twists and turns and lessons to be learned. Life may force you to fashion a tough outer shell. Life may break you and reform you many many times until you don’t even recognise the shapes you see in the mirror anymore. And that’s okay,

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WASH HANDS/ CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus ….please read.

Here’s the thing, The world is in chaos. When chaos occurs, the most dangerous thing that can happen is ‘every man for himself’. We self-isolate. We panic buy. We stop shaking hands. We avoid crowds. This is all practical advice and has merit, but, we have to remember one thing here… if you are going

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Be Kind…

If you’re worried you’re not kind enough, Then you’re probably already so. Because kindness is within you, You just have to let it flow. It’s the wishing good on strangers, Even though your day is grey. It’s the smiling at the lady who Is getting in your way. It’s the little spoon of sugar, That

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Whilst The World Is In Chaos…

I will be here… Holding doors open for strangers. Helping my elders carry their bags. Listening to a story when time is already too tight. Smiling at passers by. Making babies laugh in coffee shops. Throwing compliments out like confetti. Making people believe they are worthy. Letting cars cut in front of me. Sharing posts

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To The Woman Who Thinks She Isn’t Good Enough

To the woman who looks around and wonders, why everyone else is so much more capable. So much stronger.  So much more ambitious, than her. To the woman who thinks everyone else is blazing a fiery path through this thing we call life, while she limps behind, barely getting through the days.… Somewhere, another woman

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Don’t Miss Me More Than Once A Day

Don’t miss me more than once a day, For life is moving fast. Don’t wish all of your time away, Dreaming of the past. Don’t waste the moment looking at, The things I left behind me. I’m not within those walls or boxes The heart is where you’ll find me. Don’t dread to say my

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Dear Piers,

In the spirit of the collective conscious awakening right now… I feel the need to address the problem of you. You see, you, to me, are an example of exactly what is wrong with society at the moment.  If you have an opinion, you say it. And you’re paid to say it. And you have

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To All The Sensitive Soul Sisters Out There

I see you. I see how much strength it takes to face the day. To turn on the news, the radio. To expose yourself to the cruelty of this world. I see you fighting off negativity every minute of every hour. You’re not weak my friend. You’re not. You’re actually undeniably brave, because you feel

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And Still I Rise….

Still I Rise BY MAYA ANGELOU You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With

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Donna Ashworth Poem/ poem about women/ Ladies Pass It On Poem/ empowering women poem

Strong Women Break

Strong women break Strong women fall Strong women rise again. Strong women bend Strong women yield Strong women grow through pain.  Strong women fear Strong women falter Strong women do it anyway. Strong women doubt Strong women hurt Strong women make it look easy. Strong women make Strong women build Strong women, sister, friend, mother.

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Women supporting women/ for Caroline/ be kind

When I first started Ladies Pass It On…

I put myself out there as the ‘face’ behind the page. Mostly because I wanted it to succeed so badly and I believe a personal connection works best. I’m not the most confident of people, I come across very confidently ‘in real life’ but actually I am beyond sensitive and so very easily hurt (probably

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Caroline flack/ suicide prevention

If You Have Been Where Caroline Was…

And you are still here to tell the tale, I take my hat off to you my friend. You are a bloody warrior. To pull yourself out of a place so deep, so dark, that the only available option is to choose oblivion, is a feat the majority of us will never quite understand. You

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Caroline flack suicide/ RIP Caroline

Dear Caroline,

It’s been a few days since you passed. And yet I am still thinking about you pretty much all the time, which is strange because I didn’t know you at all, in real life. Thoughts of you and how you felt in the final moments of your life have kept me awake the last few

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Caroline flack/ in a world where you can be anything be kind

IN A WORLD WHERE YOU CAN BE ANYTHING, BE KIND

This mantra is all over social media today. Sadly, it has taken the loss of a bright young life to spread this message so fast and so far but nonetheless, we mustn’t let her death be in vain… In a world where you can be anything, be kind. What does this mean? It means integrity. 

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Caroline flack dead

Today, Caroline Flack Was Found Dead Aged 40…

And I feel truly devastated. I didn’t know her. I didn’t follow her. But I know that she made a mistake, one mistake.  Like we all do. And that mistake, albeit a big one, was splashed across every media outlet in the land for all to see. She lost her job, her pride, her followers,

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Valentine’s Day poems/ love is

LOVE IS…

Asking how they slept Making a cup of tea just right Picking up a book they’d like to read Worrying, so much worrying Remembering something they said that made you laugh Listening to things that aren’t said out loud Telling the truth, no matter how hard Feeling stronger than you are because they believe in

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LOVE YOUR BODY

You Had A Perfect Body All Along…

Make peace with yours right now my friend, for it has toiled for many years just to keep you alive. It has grown, weathered virus and disease, healed countless wounds and fought many unseen battles to keep your soul intact for its journey through this life. Yes it has changed but it has been changing

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Phillip schofiel gay

Today Phillip Schofield Announced He Is Gay…

And as always, when a soul reveals its true spirt, the universe exhales with a sigh of relief. Relief that one more human has embraced their truth and braved the world regardless. Relief that one more soul has stood up to the beliefs that we are somehow not perfect or acceptable, just the way we

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Thanks for your time/ mr Belser story

Thanks For Your Time

The telephone rang.  It was a call from his mother. He answered it and his mother told him, “Mr.  Belser died last night.  The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days. “Jack, did you hear me?” “Oh, sorry, Mom.  Yes, I heard

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