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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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Breaking point/ the old you

Today, I reached my breaking point…

Today I reached my breaking point… For a moment or two I thought, this is it, I am finally broken. For a minute or two, I felt I couldn’t handle the load I’ve been given anymore. It’s too heavy. Wouldn’t it be so wonderfully tempting just to set that load down on the ground and

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Write your story your way/ your story/ you cant skip chapters in your own story

You Can’t Skip Chapters In Your Own Story

You Can’t Skip Chapters In Your Own Story… That’s not how it works. You have to face each page, each twist, each turn. You have to live out each and every chapter from the start to the end. Some of those chapters wont be pretty either.  You see, we each get our share of good

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Life is short/ladies pass it on/ burn the candle/ be present

Hold Every Hug Just That Little Bit Longer…

Hold Every Hug Just That Little Bit Longer… Listen to your loved ones just a little bit harder. Pay more attention to the small stuff, even when the to-do list is long. Life is short my friend. Don’t put off every invitation that scares you. Laugh out loudly and take the high ground whenever you

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Bold women/ Meghan markle/ women/ strong women/ women supporting women

The World May Not like Bold Women…

The World May Not like Bold Women… But I do. The world may not throw open its arms to those who carve their own path, tossing archaic beliefs to the wind, the wind they leave behind them as they forge bravely ahead. But I open my arms to those warrior sisters. Thank goodness for them

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Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie

Dear Meghan, For All Those Saying ‘You Knew What You Were Doing’… when you married a Royal. For all those saying, ‘this was her choice, she knew exactly what she was getting into.’ Remember that no one, not even you, knew exactly what you were doing and what you were getting into.  Life has a

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Prince Harry/ Meghan Markle

Dear Harry, I Am A Mum Of Two Boys…

Dear Harry, I am a mum of 2 boys… My eldest is the same age as you were when your beautiful Mummy died. I still cannot watch the footage of what you were forced to endure that day, it knocks the breath out of my lungs even now to imagine the depth of your pain.

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Parenting/motherhood/child/parental love

My Child, I’m Not Here To Teach You…

My Child, I’m Not Here To Teach You I’m here to love you. Love will teach you. From the moment you came into being I have known that my all-consuming love would shelter you till the day I leave this planet, and even after that. When it comes to being a parent, I don’t have

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For Many, January Is The Hardest Month of The Year…

When everyone is setting new goals, laying down new ground rules and striving to become a better version of themselves, some of us are fighting to survive each day… You see, December is a month of giving, and some of us come January, are completely and utterly spent. A month of remembering everyone, and remembering

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New year 2020

This Year I Survived, Next Year I Shall Live

This year, the best that I can say, is that I made it through.  I stayed hopeful, I mended my broken pieces each time they shattered. I took deep breaths, pushed my shoulders back and faced my worries head on. I spent a lot of time reeling from the punches life threw at me… but

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Last Week I Found Out My Child Has Autism

Last week I found out my child has Autism. And now I need to say it out loud. Really loudly, until the sound of the word no longer takes my breath away. I mean, I’m a mother, deep down I knew. Of course I did. But I was often convinced, by myself and others, (

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New year/ new start/ it’s been a hard year

This Year Has Been Hard

This Year Has Been Hard… I’m not going to lie. It has whipped the rug from under me more than once – and a few times, I felt I couldn’t go on anymore. This year has been hard. But I’m here. I’m broken but I’m not out yet.  I can feel my pieces coming back

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Yes You Have Been Broken

Yes You have Been Broken But you won’t stay shattered for ever my friend. You will scrape those little shards of your soul from the floor and pull them all together to rebuild, better than before. Stronger. But this time there will be cracks… and that is how the light will get in. And you

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To My No-Fuss Friend…

To My No Fuss Friend Thank you for understanding that life is faster than I am… That, in my mind’s eye, we would hang out so much more often. Thank you, for not passive-aggressively berating me, each time I fail to return a text or answer a call…and for always allowing me to just dive

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Consider It Like Getting Your Vaccinations…

Your body has a really clever way of looking after itself. When you’re hit by a bug or a virus, your amazing immune system sends out little cells to photograph that particular bacteria as your body struggles to defeat it. The next time it comes along, it’s recognised and defeated in a fraction of the

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Don’t Let Them Make You Ugly…

No matter how much someone stamps all over your heart, your loyalty, your kind nature.  Never, ever let them make you ugly. For beauty comes from within my friend and nothing, nothing, turns a soul more sour than bitterness, hate and regret. Let them throw whatever they want at you, if they must, then retreat. 

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World Mental health Day

You Can Do Anything But Not Everything

You Can Do Anything But Not Everything You can do anything but not everything. You can be happy and still so sad. You can want to spend time with your friends but need to stay home alone. You can be kind and feel wronged. You can be tired but endlessly, helplessly awake You can be

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When Someone Is Broken…

When someone is broken, don’t try to fix them (you can’t). Show them instead, how the cracks in their armour let the light shine through. That’s how it gets in. When someone is grieving, don’t attempt to fill the hole in their heart (you can’t). Instead, remind them why the love they had for that

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Gut Feelings Are Your Guardian Angels

Listen very closely to those little feelings that start in your tummy and try very hard to be heard.  They are the voices of those who watch you.  They are your guardian angels doing their thing. Pay attention to the hairs that bristle on the back of your neck.  For when that happens, you have

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When your head hits the pillow tonight…

When your head hits the pillow tonight Remember the smiles of the day, the laughter, the warm words… And let everything else go. Put the lessons learned in a file marked ‘done’ and give yourself a pat on the back for the things you got right. Leave the stresses of tomorrow where they belong –

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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 ‘fitting in’ and we don’t

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Maybe They’re Not Being Rude

Maybe they’re not being selfish. Maybe they’re struggling to cope. Perhaps, the reason they didn’t show up, was not because you’re not important enough, but because they felt they were not important enough. Perhaps the reason they didn’t reply, is because they are way too deep, in the depths of a suffocating depression that they

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10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HEAR THIS SUMMER

Great memories are made when you let go, feel the freedom and drink in the beauty of the moment. 2. Happy memories are not dependant on the size of your swimsuit or how much cellulite you have. 3. Talking of the above, nobody ever notices yours, they are too busy worrying about their own ‘flaws’.

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If I Let You Down Today…

I’m sorry. If I said the wrong thing, or said nothing at all when I should have said something meaningful… I’m sorry. If I failed to make you smile or turned up late or didn’t show up at all… I’m sorry. If I didn’t reply to your message or chose the wrong words when I

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I Want To Have That Kind Of Home…

When my kids are grown and out in the world, I want to be that house… the one where everyone travels back to. The house where everyone feels at home and joy is bursting out of the windows and doors. Where a problem shared is a problem halved. The house that rings with laughter, music

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Your Happy Days Are Coming My Friend…

This I know. And yes it’s hard for you to believe that right now, so wrapped up in the dark you have become.  But believe me, it’s true. Your happy days are coming and they will blow your mind.  How do I know this? Because this, my darling girl, is life.  Life is hard. And

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ONE THING YOU CAN ALWAYS DO, IS LEAVE…

  You are always ‘allowed’ to leave… A date, a job, a relationship, an argument, an uncomfortable situation… Wherever you are, however deafening the silent, societal pressure is – you are always allowed to leave. Having boundaries is important, it’s just as important as having courage, being kind and being loved. If you have no

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I Lied And Said I Was Busy…

And I was busy… but busy in a way only a few would perhaps understand. I was busy being kind to myself when the day had hit me harder than expected. I was busy being quiet when the world around me had become too much, too much noise and bustle to bear. I was busy

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Don’t Let Thoughts Of Monday Steal Your Sunday

Don’t Let Thoughts Of Monday Steal Your Sunday Don’t let worries for tomorrow, steal today. Worrying is a waste of a good imagination. What happens will happen anyway. You see my friend, if we could forget what has gone before and go forth without fear of failure, without memories of rejection and without care for

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Inside Your Heart Is A Magnet….

This Is Your Sunday Evening Reminder… That people can be cruel and selfish sometimes, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Don’t sink to their level, keep rising in this life, you’re aiming much higher than they are. Don’t look down. That life is a rollercoaster for everyone, not just you. Some chapters are

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One Day She Woke Up Different…

One day she woke up different. She woke up with a purpose that didn’t depend on pleasing other people. She woke up with a burning desire to strip back her life of anything that didn’t bring her joy. She was done with comparison. She was over perfection. She realised that anything which cost her her

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You’re Going To Lose People Along The Way

And it will hurt like hell…. You’re going to lose people along the way People you thought you’d never lose. People you truly believed would always be there. And it’s going to hurt like hell. But that, my friend, is life People change, relationships change. Some evolve. Some disintegrate. Some people leave through no will

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TO THE WOMAN WHO IS SLOWLY FADING AWAY…

To the woman who has lost her spark. To the woman whose get up and go, has well and truly gone. This is for you. This is to remind you whose daughter you are. This is to remind you, that you don’t have to be everything to everyone, every day. You didn’t sign up for

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IF YOU’RE LIVING IN SURVIVAL MODE…

  IT’S TIME TO STOP SURVIVING It’s time to start living. Survival mode was something you fell into, to get through that phase of your life. Remember? It wasn’t supposed to be forever. You weren’t supposed to carry on surviving. You were supposed to come out the other end, a survivor, victorious and start living

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Right Now, You’re Somebody’s Hero….

Today, remember that the bad times, are part of your journey too. They are part of your story. So own them – never let them own you. These challenges that you face? You are supposed to be facing them. You are supposed to come out victorious. This is just another chapter in your book. Never

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If You Are About To Give Up…

If you are about to give up To give in To throw in the towel To break down To let go of that dream… Remember one thing, you were born for this. You were born to kick ass and show the world what you are made of. And you’ve been through worse.  Much worse, right?

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To The Mum Who Just Survived Today….

When you’ve shouted at the kids and tears have been shed. When you’ve stumbled through homework and a dinner that was both beige and bland. When you’ve forgotten the games kit and the project is late. When you feel that you are failing consistently and dropping more plates than you can spin. When everyone else

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This Letter Is To You…

This Letter Is To You.   The you who has had, just about enough. The you who feels like everything is hopeless. The you who feels she has lost her way, her faith. The you who feels the happy times in life are for others, not you. The you who believes nothing good will come. The

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To My Second Child…

To My Second Child… There are nowhere near as many photographs of your first few years, I know. You wear hand-me-downs, play with second hand toys and your ‘firsts’ are not quite as celebrated as perhaps they should be. But, if you ever, ever feel that you are second best, let me tell you how

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I Go There Too…

I GO THERE TOO… When all goes dark and the spiral engulfs you. When connections are lost and loneliness possesses you. When the faith leaves you and helplessness thrives from you. When strength becomes weak and nothing nourishes you. When love becomes untrue and abandonment becomes a part of you. When all hope of change

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Ageing Isn’t About Lost Youth…

Ageing isn’t about lost youth It’s about finding… Who your true friends really are. The difference between shiny and worthy. The confidence to be yourself in any room. The time to dedicate to the things that bring you joy. The wisdom to say no to the things that don’t. The freedom to choose your own

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