Choose To Chase The ‘Real’

Advertisements Look behind the Instagram and Facebook pictures, depicting a perfect, sunny, happy life and SEE the set-up that went in. The fakery, the ‘production’. See it, think about it. Know that it’s the moments you are NOT seeing on social media which are actually the moments worth living for. For the truly beautiful moments,…

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BECAUSE MUMS JUST SHOW UP

Advertisements Doria Ragland sat alone at The Royal Wedding because that’s just what single parents do. And if you walk into any school concert hall, church ceremony, parents evening or graduation across the land, you will find many just like her. Holding it together. Alone. Not because she was always that strong but because she…

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THIS IS CALLED AWAKENING

The older I get, the more I realise that all this talk of women having ‘gone mad’ is actually just women waking up one day, smelling the coffee and feeling fricking furious… Furious that they twisted themselves like a pretzel all these years trying to conform to what others wanted them to be. Furious that…

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YOUR POISON WILL FIND YOU

“My friend’s mom has eaten healthy all her life. Never ever consumed alcohol or any “bad” food, exercised every day, very limber, very active, took all supplements suggested by her doctor, never went in the sun without sunscreen and when she did it was for as short a period as possible- so pretty much she…

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ‘GROWN UP’

THERE ARE ONLY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF ‘ADULT’ PEOPLE, WONDERING BLINDLY, IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT, HOW ON EARTH THEY GOT HERE… Where did the years go? How do I go on tomorrow? Who has all the answers? What is the right thing to do? How can I keep on shouldering such loads? No…

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You will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory….

  Take the picture. Share the picture. Spread the joy. Cherish the memories. Tell the stories. Book the holiday. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake. Let it go. Embrace the adventure. Say the words. Make the phone call. Sod the haters. Let them talk. Write your story. Sing your song. Dance your dance. Say I…

Read more

TO ALL WHO FEEL LONELIEST IN A CROWD

To all whose storms rage within, even when the sea is calm. To all for whom life is challenging and ease comes with great difficulty. To all those who wonder why each hill seems so steep when others scale them effortlessly. I feel you. If you are an over-thinker, an under-enjoyer and a worrier, life…

Read more

LOVE IS NOT ALL HEARTS & FLOWERS

Love is…not all hearts and flowers and lingering soft kisses. Sometimes love can be pretty ugly. It can be found in the frustrated sigh as you roll your eyes and clench your fists in exasperation, anger sometimes. Living with someone who isn’t controlled by you, who doesn’t do exactly what you want them to –…

Read more

WHEN DAMAGED PEOPLE LOVE AGAIN

WHEN DAMAGED PEOPLE LOVE AGAIN They have one eye on the door, One foot on the floor, Ready to run. They know, from experience, how something that should be good, that should be sweet and true – can turn into hell right in front of you. So they stay stiff-backed and they hold in words…

Read more

HOW TO USE EMERGENCY SOS ON YOUR IPHONE

LADIES WITH IPHONES… DID YOU KNOW THAT PRESSING YOUR SIDE BUTTON 5 TIMES BRINGS UP AN EMERGENCY SOS SCREEN? This information could save a life, please read and pass it on. Here’s how it works When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number. In some countries and regions,…

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IF YOU ARE FEELING LIKE YOU JUST CAN’T, HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY YOU CAN…

1. Life is hard, even when it’s easy it’s hard. If it looks like everyone else is handling things better, remember that’s just how it ‘looks’, the reality is we all have our own struggles – every day. We are all spinning plates and dropping plenty. Don’t be afraid of a smash or two. 2.…

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DO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT

We are here for but a short time but if you are fighting against the wind of change, it can feel like a life-sentence. Instead of an adventure. It should feel like a wonderful adventure. You have been growing and changing since the day you were born, nothing new there. Embrace the changes, embrace the…

Read more

WORDS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HEAR, REPEAT AND PASS ON

THE NEXT TIME ANYONE Holds you back Puts you down Disrespects you Says you can’t Pays you less Threatens your reputation Look at this image and remember where you came from. Realise just how powerful every woman on the planet actually is. Remember who you are, how you were made. How he was made. Lift…

Read more

10 WAYS TO LIVE A LIFE FREE OF REGRETS

1. Say I love you often, freely and without fear. No other words matter quite as much and you can never over-speak them. 2. Turn failures into stepping stones. It’s far scarier to never have tried in the first place. 3. Accept yourself for who you are and realise we are all flawed and equally…

Read more

YOUR 2018 REMINDER THAT YOU ARE NOT FAT

You are NOT fat You have fat You also have toes You are not toes. Whilst the entire world berates themselves about the extra body weight they have collected whilst enjoying the festive period – let’s take a moment to remind ourselves that fat can, in no way, EVER, possibly define us. Not even close.…

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A FESTIVE POEM By Roald Dahl

“Where art thou, Mother Christmas? I only wish I knew Why Father should get all the praise And no one mentions you. I’ll bet you buy the presents And wrap them large and small While all the time that rotten swine Pretends he’s done it all. So Hail To Mother Christmas Who shoulders all the…

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10 THINGS YOUR MUM NEVER TOLD YOU

1. You made her cry, a lot. 2. It hurt, a lot. 3. She was always afraid. 4. She watched you sleep, often exhausted herself. 5. She wished she could change the world for you. 6. She wanted you to feel joy, every day. 7. She carried you for far longer than nine months. 8.…

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LIFE RULES FOR MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER

  1. Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it. 2. Don’t worry about holey underwear… if you’re ever in an accident, it’s the least thing anyone cares about. 3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need. 4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also…

Read more

8 THINGS I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK..

THIS IS YOUR SUNDAY EVENING REMINDER, THAT NO MATTER WHAT THIS WEEK THROWS AT YOU – YOU CAN HANDLE IT… 1. Your self-esteem is completely and utterly within your control, yours and yours alone. Never, ever put it, in anyone else’s hands, GUARD it like it’s precious – because it really, truly is. 2. When…

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Facing Christmas After Losing A loved One…

Can feel like the loneliest place on the planet. The numbness as you watch the sparkle and the festivities around you…Where there was once a glow of excitement, there is now an emptiness so deep, it hurts to swallow. The no-man’s land you find yourself in by default; not knowing whether to sing, cry, socialise…

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Should You Make Your Bedroom An Electronic-Free Zone?

Could You? Should You? I had a chat with a friend of mine at the weekend and was pretty interested to hear that she is in week 3 of an electronic-free bedroom and feeling fabulous as a result. Her reasons for doing this were threefold: 1. She wishes to set the example to her children…

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10 THINGS THIS YEAR HAS TAUGHT ME

    1. LIFE IS TRULY SHORT We all say it but there comes a time, for everyone, when this truth actually sinks in and nestles somewhere in our brains, affecting every single little thing that we do. This happened for me in 2018 and I am so very glad it did. There is no…

Read more

MAKE YOUR BUBBLE BEAUTIFUL

Every now and then, the news delivers up a story so horrifyingly sad that I feel like the wind has been kicked out of me. When this happens, a cold dread begins to seep through my veins and that familiar feeling of despair claws at my skin, as I struggle to wonder how this wonderful…

Read more

THE STORY OF YOU

Once upon a time there was a girl named (insert your own name here). (Your name) spent many many years trying to be everything to everyone, trying to be perfect, trying to be normal. She almost drove herself to the brink trying to please everyone and never quite matching up. Trying to ‘fit in’ when…

Read more

YOUR CHILD IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF YOU

YOUR CHILD IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF YOU This is perhaps the hardest aspect of parenting for me. Yes, our children are a wonderful cocktail-shaker mix of our genetics. That is plain to see. But their personalities? They are for the large part, conditioned, but what’s left-over – it’s all them. They are born with…

Read more

THE BAD HABITS OF UNHAPPY PEOPLE

THE BAD HABITS OF UNHAPPY PEOPLE Happiness, we all want it. We all chase it – mostly in the wrong places. Has it ever occurred to you however, that your daily habits could be the root cause of your unhappiness as opposed to bad luck/bad choices/bad health etc? See if you can spot yourself, or…

Read more

HOW TO FLUSH YOUR TOXINS OUT OVERNIGHT

Have you heard of foot detoxing before? It’s a fairly new trend that is said to be super effective and is actually based on the sound principles of reflexology. Experts say it’s particularly effective at speeding up and energising the liver and kidney meridiens -which of course help your body detox. Cheap, and easy –…

Read more

When You Have Lost Someone You Love

When you have lost someone you love… Do not make the mistake of living in sadness, or living small to honour their absence. You owe it to them to live even more vividly than before. If they could reach you, they would surely say.. “Take the love you had for me and turn it into…

Read more

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 like your sister, your friend, that women over there who looks like she has it all together. It’s not the case at all. The world is missing a unique little…

Read more

STRONG WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN

LADIES, STOP WITH THE JELLYFISH STINGS! We women are truly awesome – hence why this page even exists. But – there are a few things we need to STOP DOING. We need each other on this rollercoaster ride, we really do. Let’s put all our energy into building each other up and turn the bad…

Read more

YOU ARE ENOUGH

YOUR DAILY REMINDER THAT YOU ARE ENOUGH You are unique, there is no one else, among the billions of people on this earth, who is exactly like you…marvel at that fact for one moment for it’s truly amazing. Nobody sounds exactly like you, nobody thinks exactly like you, no one has the exact same outlook…

Read more

THINGS TO STOP THIS WEEK

  THINGS TO STOP THIS WEEK: Worrying – It’s a giant waste of your Imagination and it steals your peace. Projecting – We spend so much of our quite time going over things that may never even happen. Negative thinking – You may not realise it but your thinking creates your reality, are you tuned…

Read more

YOU’RE NOT NORMAL

  If someone tells you you’re not normal, thank them for the compliment… For life is too short to blend and fade into the background. To compromise and squeeze into boxes that weren’t made for us and don’t fit us at all. To thrash out all our ‘quirks’ and unique qualities and smooth down our…

Read more

10 TRUTHS TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK

1. Whatever is challenging you this week, you have everything you need right inside of you. It’s there, dig deep. 2. You have been through harder times before and come out smiling. Think about it. 3. Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want. Stop it. 4. Even the very best of…

Read more

10 THINGS EVERY MUM SHOULD KNOW

1. It’s okay to realise you aren’t the same as you used to be. Making another human changes a girl. It’s the all-consuming love and the lack of sleep mostly. Go with it, this is you – right here, right now. Nothing stays the same and this won’t either. 2. Your days may seem to…

Read more

10 THINGS EVERY COUPLE SHOULD KNOW

1. That feeling you get when you hold each other and fit just right – the feeling of being home – that’s something millions of people in the world have yet to experience. Some may never. Treasure it. 2. Trust is an invisible entity and yet it’s the very foundation of all relationships. Build it…

Read more

10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW 1. We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in. 2. See that stunning woman over there? She has just as many body hang-up as you do. 3. Don’t look for a hero to save you, sometimes it’s the Princess who slays the dragon. 4. When someone tries…

Read more

Choose To Chase The ‘Real’

Look behind the Instagram and Facebook pictures, depicting a perfect, sunny, happy life and SEE the set-up that went in. The fakery, the ‘production’. See it, think about it. Know that it’s the moments you are NOT seeing on social media which are actually the moments worth living for. For the truly beautiful moments, happen…

Read more

BECAUSE MUMS JUST SHOW UP

Doria Ragland sat alone at The Royal Wedding because that’s just what single parents do. And if you walk into any school concert hall, church ceremony, parents evening or graduation across the land, you will find many just like her. Holding it together. Alone. Not because she was always that strong but because she learned…

Read more

THIS IS CALLED AWAKENING

The older I get, the more I realise that all this talk of women having ‘gone mad’ is actually just women waking up one day, smelling the coffee and feeling fricking furious… Furious that they twisted themselves like a pretzel all these years trying to conform to what others wanted them to be. Furious that…

Read more

YOUR POISON WILL FIND YOU

“My friend’s mom has eaten healthy all her life. Never ever consumed alcohol or any “bad” food, exercised every day, very limber, very active, took all supplements suggested by her doctor, never went in the sun without sunscreen and when she did it was for as short a period as possible- so pretty much she…

Read more

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ‘GROWN UP’

THERE ARE ONLY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF ‘ADULT’ PEOPLE, WONDERING BLINDLY, IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT, HOW ON EARTH THEY GOT HERE… Where did the years go? How do I go on tomorrow? Who has all the answers? What is the right thing to do? How can I keep on shouldering such loads? No…

Read more

You will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory….

  Take the picture. Share the picture. Spread the joy. Cherish the memories. Tell the stories. Book the holiday. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake. Let it go. Embrace the adventure. Say the words. Make the phone call. Sod the haters. Let them talk. Write your story. Sing your song. Dance your dance. Say I…

Read more

TO ALL WHO FEEL LONELIEST IN A CROWD

To all whose storms rage within, even when the sea is calm. To all for whom life is challenging and ease comes with great difficulty. To all those who wonder why each hill seems so steep when others scale them effortlessly. I feel you. If you are an over-thinker, an under-enjoyer and a worrier, life…

Read more

LOVE IS NOT ALL HEARTS & FLOWERS

Love is…not all hearts and flowers and lingering soft kisses. Sometimes love can be pretty ugly. It can be found in the frustrated sigh as you roll your eyes and clench your fists in exasperation, anger sometimes. Living with someone who isn’t controlled by you, who doesn’t do exactly what you want them to –…

Read more

WHEN DAMAGED PEOPLE LOVE AGAIN

WHEN DAMAGED PEOPLE LOVE AGAIN They have one eye on the door, One foot on the floor, Ready to run. They know, from experience, how something that should be good, that should be sweet and true – can turn into hell right in front of you. So they stay stiff-backed and they hold in words…

Read more

HOW TO USE EMERGENCY SOS ON YOUR IPHONE

LADIES WITH IPHONES… DID YOU KNOW THAT PRESSING YOUR SIDE BUTTON 5 TIMES BRINGS UP AN EMERGENCY SOS SCREEN? This information could save a life, please read and pass it on. Here’s how it works When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone automatically calls the local emergency number. In some countries and regions,…

Read more

IF YOU ARE FEELING LIKE YOU JUST CAN’T, HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY YOU CAN…

1. Life is hard, even when it’s easy it’s hard. If it looks like everyone else is handling things better, remember that’s just how it ‘looks’, the reality is we all have our own struggles – every day. We are all spinning plates and dropping plenty. Don’t be afraid of a smash or two. 2.…

Read more

DO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT

We are here for but a short time but if you are fighting against the wind of change, it can feel like a life-sentence. Instead of an adventure. It should feel like a wonderful adventure. You have been growing and changing since the day you were born, nothing new there. Embrace the changes, embrace the…

Read more

WORDS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HEAR, REPEAT AND PASS ON

THE NEXT TIME ANYONE Holds you back Puts you down Disrespects you Says you can’t Pays you less Threatens your reputation Look at this image and remember where you came from. Realise just how powerful every woman on the planet actually is. Remember who you are, how you were made. How he was made. Lift…

Read more

10 WAYS TO LIVE A LIFE FREE OF REGRETS

1. Say I love you often, freely and without fear. No other words matter quite as much and you can never over-speak them. 2. Turn failures into stepping stones. It’s far scarier to never have tried in the first place. 3. Accept yourself for who you are and realise we are all flawed and equally…

Read more

YOUR 2018 REMINDER THAT YOU ARE NOT FAT

You are NOT fat You have fat You also have toes You are not toes. Whilst the entire world berates themselves about the extra body weight they have collected whilst enjoying the festive period – let’s take a moment to remind ourselves that fat can, in no way, EVER, possibly define us. Not even close.…

Read more

A FESTIVE POEM By Roald Dahl

“Where art thou, Mother Christmas? I only wish I knew Why Father should get all the praise And no one mentions you. I’ll bet you buy the presents And wrap them large and small While all the time that rotten swine Pretends he’s done it all. So Hail To Mother Christmas Who shoulders all the…

Read more

10 THINGS YOUR MUM NEVER TOLD YOU

1. You made her cry, a lot. 2. It hurt, a lot. 3. She was always afraid. 4. She watched you sleep, often exhausted herself. 5. She wished she could change the world for you. 6. She wanted you to feel joy, every day. 7. She carried you for far longer than nine months. 8.…

Read more

LIFE RULES FOR MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER

  1. Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it. 2. Don’t worry about holey underwear… if you’re ever in an accident, it’s the least thing anyone cares about. 3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need. 4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also…

Read more

8 THINGS I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK..

THIS IS YOUR SUNDAY EVENING REMINDER, THAT NO MATTER WHAT THIS WEEK THROWS AT YOU – YOU CAN HANDLE IT… 1. Your self-esteem is completely and utterly within your control, yours and yours alone. Never, ever put it, in anyone else’s hands, GUARD it like it’s precious – because it really, truly is. 2. When…

Read more

Facing Christmas After Losing A loved One…

Can feel like the loneliest place on the planet. The numbness as you watch the sparkle and the festivities around you…Where there was once a glow of excitement, there is now an emptiness so deep, it hurts to swallow. The no-man’s land you find yourself in by default; not knowing whether to sing, cry, socialise…

Read more

Should You Make Your Bedroom An Electronic-Free Zone?

Could You? Should You? I had a chat with a friend of mine at the weekend and was pretty interested to hear that she is in week 3 of an electronic-free bedroom and feeling fabulous as a result. Her reasons for doing this were threefold: 1. She wishes to set the example to her children…

Read more

10 THINGS THIS YEAR HAS TAUGHT ME

    1. LIFE IS TRULY SHORT We all say it but there comes a time, for everyone, when this truth actually sinks in and nestles somewhere in our brains, affecting every single little thing that we do. This happened for me in 2018 and I am so very glad it did. There is no…

Read more

MAKE YOUR BUBBLE BEAUTIFUL

Every now and then, the news delivers up a story so horrifyingly sad that I feel like the wind has been kicked out of me. When this happens, a cold dread begins to seep through my veins and that familiar feeling of despair claws at my skin, as I struggle to wonder how this wonderful…

Read more

THE STORY OF YOU

Once upon a time there was a girl named (insert your own name here). (Your name) spent many many years trying to be everything to everyone, trying to be perfect, trying to be normal. She almost drove herself to the brink trying to please everyone and never quite matching up. Trying to ‘fit in’ when…

Read more

YOUR CHILD IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF YOU

YOUR CHILD IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF YOU This is perhaps the hardest aspect of parenting for me. Yes, our children are a wonderful cocktail-shaker mix of our genetics. That is plain to see. But their personalities? They are for the large part, conditioned, but what’s left-over – it’s all them. They are born with…

Read more

THE BAD HABITS OF UNHAPPY PEOPLE

THE BAD HABITS OF UNHAPPY PEOPLE Happiness, we all want it. We all chase it – mostly in the wrong places. Has it ever occurred to you however, that your daily habits could be the root cause of your unhappiness as opposed to bad luck/bad choices/bad health etc? See if you can spot yourself, or…

Read more

HOW TO FLUSH YOUR TOXINS OUT OVERNIGHT

Have you heard of foot detoxing before? It’s a fairly new trend that is said to be super effective and is actually based on the sound principles of reflexology. Experts say it’s particularly effective at speeding up and energising the liver and kidney meridiens -which of course help your body detox. Cheap, and easy –…

Read more

When You Have Lost Someone You Love

When you have lost someone you love… Do not make the mistake of living in sadness, or living small to honour their absence. You owe it to them to live even more vividly than before. If they could reach you, they would surely say.. “Take the love you had for me and turn it into…

Read more

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 like your sister, your friend, that women over there who looks like she has it all together. It’s not the case at all. The world is missing a unique little…

Read more

STRONG WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN

LADIES, STOP WITH THE JELLYFISH STINGS! We women are truly awesome – hence why this page even exists. But – there are a few things we need to STOP DOING. We need each other on this rollercoaster ride, we really do. Let’s put all our energy into building each other up and turn the bad…

Read more

YOU ARE ENOUGH

YOUR DAILY REMINDER THAT YOU ARE ENOUGH You are unique, there is no one else, among the billions of people on this earth, who is exactly like you…marvel at that fact for one moment for it’s truly amazing. Nobody sounds exactly like you, nobody thinks exactly like you, no one has the exact same outlook…

Read more

THINGS TO STOP THIS WEEK

  THINGS TO STOP THIS WEEK: Worrying – It’s a giant waste of your Imagination and it steals your peace. Projecting – We spend so much of our quite time going over things that may never even happen. Negative thinking – You may not realise it but your thinking creates your reality, are you tuned…

Read more

YOU’RE NOT NORMAL

  If someone tells you you’re not normal, thank them for the compliment… For life is too short to blend and fade into the background. To compromise and squeeze into boxes that weren’t made for us and don’t fit us at all. To thrash out all our ‘quirks’ and unique qualities and smooth down our…

Read more

10 TRUTHS TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK

1. Whatever is challenging you this week, you have everything you need right inside of you. It’s there, dig deep. 2. You have been through harder times before and come out smiling. Think about it. 3. Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want. Stop it. 4. Even the very best of…

Read more

10 THINGS EVERY MUM SHOULD KNOW

1. It’s okay to realise you aren’t the same as you used to be. Making another human changes a girl. It’s the all-consuming love and the lack of sleep mostly. Go with it, this is you – right here, right now. Nothing stays the same and this won’t either. 2. Your days may seem to…

Read more

10 THINGS EVERY COUPLE SHOULD KNOW

1. That feeling you get when you hold each other and fit just right – the feeling of being home – that’s something millions of people in the world have yet to experience. Some may never. Treasure it. 2. Trust is an invisible entity and yet it’s the very foundation of all relationships. Build it…

Read more

10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW 1. We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in. 2. See that stunning woman over there? She has just as many body hang-up as you do. 3. Don’t look for a hero to save you, sometimes it’s the Princess who slays the dragon. 4. When someone tries…

Read more