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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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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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Kobe Bryant tribute/ gianna Bryant/ rest in peace Kobe

Kobe, You Told Us life Was Short…

You told us to keep moving, to never look back, to make the most of every minute and to live your life the way you want to. You told us, most of all, to enjoy this life we have been blessed with. You told us, that the only obstacle in our way is the belief

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Stop Mom Shaming Meghan…

You’re telling the world it’s okay to judge a new mother doing her best. And it is so not okay. No money in the world can buy you the experience your first child brings and yes, new mums probably do a lot wrong. But they are trying their best and with love, fear and worry

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Meghan & Harry, Run As Fast As You Can…

So on Friday I wrote a letter to Harry, it has been beautifully received and shared all over the world with so much love and tenderness. I was blown away by the love. On Saturday I wrote a letter to Meghan and wow, the vitriol, the nastiness that ensued within minutes of posting online is

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Self love/daughters/mums/body image

Tell Your Daughters How You Love Your Body

Tell them how they must love theirs. Tell them to be proud of every bit of themselves –  from their tiger stripes to the soft flesh of their thighs,  whether there is a little of them or a lot,  whether freckles cover their face or not,  whether their curves are plentiful or slim,  whether their

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What Does ‘Suicidal’ Look Like?

  It looks like this….like the decade’s most successful supermodel. It looks like Kate Spade, like Robin Williams, like Anthony Bourdain. It looks like me, like you, the woman next door, the man on the train. ‘Suicidal’ has no face, no pattern and often no warning. Since the beautiful, successful Giselle Bunchden, has opened up

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Let Go Of Your Dead Leaves

It’s hard not to love this time of the year – the colours, the crispness, the promise of the festive celebrations ahead. But it’s also a great time to take a leaf, literally, out of Mother Nature’s book… and let go. Let go. Let go of your dead leaves. Dare to be bare. To start

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The Coach In The Cave…#thaiboysrescued

Another hero has emerged from the miraculous recovery story of the Thai football team trapped in the cave this week… Their coach. Ekapol Chanthawong lost his whole family as a child. He trained as a monk and then devoted his life to helping kids in any way he could. It is said that when the

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THE GIRLS ON LOVE ISLAND LOOK AMAZING

This much is true…they are literally picture perfect. And I say that for a reason because it is a ‘picture’ and contrary to the show’s genre, it’s not necessarily their ‘reality’. For the sake of our impressionable younger generation, watching with envy and self-doubt at home – let us look at this with open eyes:

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PRINT YOUR OWN SUICIDE SIGNS #bridgethegap

There was such an amazing response to the post we did last week regarding the beautiful signs that someone had placed all along a bridge near me, so much so in fact, that one of our wonderful readers (Gemma Louise Lang) has created her own, so that we can all use them to join in

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SUICIDE SIGNS ON BRIDGES

  These signs are attached to a bridge in Hyde, near my home here in the UK and I feel so emotional just looking at them. Nobody knows what it takes to pull someone back from the brink but we must all try. Thanks to over 7000 shares so far on Facebook, there is a

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THIS IS SOPHIE, ANOTHER SOUL GONE TOO SOON

Once again, I am in shock at the news of another ‘celebrity’ suicide. This time the beautiful Sophie Gradon, who appeared on the UK’s Love Island in 2016. Dead at only 32. I am not going to say the words, ‘She took her own life.’ I am instead going to say, correctly, ‘She was taken

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EVEN A PRINCESS CAN THROW A PUBLIC TANTRUM

Having a #badmum day? Perhaps your little angel threw a hissy fit in the supermarket again or misbehaved at school? Well Mummy, trust me, you are not alone – and this amazing photograph shows us that even royalty are not excluded from the dreaded tantrum in public. This is princess Leonore of Sweden, acting up

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Talk To Me

Talk to me… Right here, right now, just for a moment. Let’s talk. About how we really feel. Because talking helps. Then share this post and get someone in your circle talking too. Really talking. About the real stuff. I will begin… “I had a beautiful weekend, the sun shone, my friends are all wonderful

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ARE YOU OKAY? Join the campaign #areyouokay

Ladies, I need your help to push this forward. The  #areyouokay campaign basically does what it says on the tin – it reminds everyone, that just because life is busy and everyone is absorbed in their own thing, doesn’t mean we can’t take a minute every day and ask someone the right questions, just in

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KATE SPADE SUICIDE NEWS #depressionkills

Kate Spade hung herself yesterday, on a scarf tied to a doorknob, in her apartment. She was 55. She left behind a 13 year old daughter. I am just so shocked and saddened by this news today. If you’re not familiar with Kate, she is – was – a handbag designer amongst other things. A sparkling,

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A YEAR HAS PASSED AND I DON’T REMEMBER YOUR NAME

So, a year has passed since you blew yourself up in the Manchester Arena. The world has fully spun on its axis, as it always does. 365 days have come and gone, as they always do. The shock has dissipated Heartfelt tributes have been made Amazing amounts of funds have been raised Broken hearts have

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NEWSFLASH – Meghan’s family are human….

We are all flawed, we all make mistakes, we all do stupid, idiotic things in the rush of a moment – convincing ourselves that it is justified then only seeing in retrospect, that it was in fact, a grave error. That is what being a human is all about, right? Meghan Markle’s Dad has f**ed

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SHOULD WE WEIGH KIDS IN SCHOOL…

SHOULD WE WEIGH KIDS IN SCHOOL… I have just listened to a debate discussing the recent proposals to weigh kids in school, from an early age, in order to ‘catch’ obesity… The idea behind this, is that, any kids over the recommended weight can be put on a healthier path. Here is what I think.

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ROCK BY NAME, ROCK BY NATURE

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: superstar, muscle-man, A-list celebrity, Hollywood elite, multi-millionaire and if you ask me – example to every Father, everywhere… Men, pay attention, this guy is surrounded by women and couldn’t be happier about it. He sees the power and the beauty in every moment with his girls and isn’t afraid to share

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FOR THE LOVE OF LOVE, PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY

If you are going to a wedding… Please, put your phone away. You are there as a guest. You are there to witness the joining of two people, whether it’s your friends or a family member. You are there to enjoy and to take in every word and be fully in the moment. You are

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THIS IS JENNIFER RIORDAN

This is Jennifer. Jennifer died yesterday onboard a Southwest Airlines flight. A random failure caused an engine to explode and as the shrapnel hit the plane, a window was smashed and she was sucked out. Passengers scrambled to pull her back in but her injuries were too severe and tragically, she passed away. I am

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10 THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM A CELEBRITY BREAK-UP

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have announced their split after nine years of marriage….a bit of a shock to many, this one…. 1. No matter how perfect and beautiful something appears, we are all human. Messy, flawed, ugly and complicated. 2. Two people, no matter how perfectly suited, can quite simply grow apart. 3. ‘Perfect

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DID YOU KNOW – YOU CAN NOW TEXT EMERGENCY SERVICES?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: This system was initially designed for people with hearing loss but is now becoming widespread for obvious general safety reasons (imagine a situation where speaking would give away your hiding place, this could be absolutely vital.) Check out the availability in your area (you may need to register, well worth

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THE MILLENIALS ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

I am done with our emerging generation being referred to as a bunch of ‘snowflakes’. They whinge too much. They’re too easily offended. They need to just man up and get on with it. In my day we all got bullied, it made you who you are…. Well you know what I think? I think

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ANT McPARTLIN – A SMILE CAN HIDE AN AWFUL LOT

Always smiling, always making us laugh: as one half of Britain’s favourite and most successful TV duo, Ant McPartlin surely is a man who has it all? Worth an estimated 60 million pounds, the cheeky chappie wins award after award, year in, year out, for his fail-safe comic timing. And yet here he is again,

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BILLIONAIRE BURIES HIS BENTLEY TO TEACH US ALL A LESSON

One of the richest and most powerful men in Brazil, Thane Chiquinho Scarpa, made waves when he announced plans to bury his million-dollar Bentley, so he could drive around his afterlife in style. He received lots of media attention, mostly negative and was severely criticized for the extravagant gesture and wasting of a precious commodity.

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WHEN YOU ARE FRIENDS WITH A NARCISSIST

WHEN YOU ARE FRIENDS WITH A NARCISSIST You are either completely and utterly unaware (yet), or you have had enough. You see, being friends with a narcissist is a complete one-way street, there is little to no return, for a whole lot of hard work… If you are not exhausted already, you will be soon.

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THE PUDDING YEARS

Oh I miss The Pudding Years! This adorable pic popped up on my timeline memories today and oh – the ache within my womb… This is my beautiful son Brodie, during what I like to call ‘The Pudding Years’, those halcyon days when their squashy, warm, pudding-like little bodies could be effortlessly picked up and

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WHAT IS A FEMINIST?

WHAT IS A FEMINIST? A woman who knows she is a woman and is perfectly happy with that. A woman who knows the world has men in it too, and is very happy with that. A woman who disagrees she is weaker simply because of her gender. A women who appreciates her sex is the

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HELP ENSURE ANIMAL ABUSERS FACE JAIL

Something I feel very strongly about is the abuse of animals and recently there seems to be a rising and worrying trend of facebook videos, where individuals/gangs think it’s funny to torture defenceless animals or kill them ‘just for fun’. It horrifies me that even if they are caught, they won’t receive jail sentences for

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7 THINGS EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN DOES

7 THINGS EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN DOES SEES. Not just visual images but rather virtual, imagined scenarios. An ability to step back and visualise the ‘big picture’ of a plan, company, idea or strategy, is a skill which we should all work on. It holds huge power. Take time to just ‘think’ and ‘project’, you will

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IS YOUR CHILD PLAYING ROBLOX? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

Any parent with an gaming-mad child, will know that ROBLOX is by far the most popular game around. They will also likely be aware of the dangers… a viral post last year revealed that the game was likely being used by paedophiles to groom young children and that there were also very innapropriate elements within

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VIBES DO NOT LIE, TRUST YOUR INNER VOICE

13 EMACIATED CHILDREN FOUND SHACKLED TO THEIR BEDS 13 broken souls who have suffered for far too long at the hands of their own parents. A normal neighbourhood, a normal house – a very abnormal life. And not one neighbour raised an alarm. In all of these years. Nobody noticed? Or perhaps no one trusted

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WOMEN, I SEE YOU. NEVER STOP SHARING…

I just left the supermarket… Not my best opening line I know…on saying this, my little mundane trip to the supermarket has just reminded me why I set this page up over a year ago now. Women are freaking awesome. Why? SO MANY REASONS but namely, or at least in this circumstance, it’s in the

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NEW YEAR, SAME ME…

New Year, Same Me…. Except this year I will be taking far less crap. New Year, Same me… But this year I will be leaving some people behind. Positive vibes only. New Year, Same me… Time for things to get real, time is short. Every moment counts for me now. New Year, Same me… More boundaries,

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DEPRESSION IS A DEEP DARK PLACE, IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK

Depression is a deep dark place. It’s incredibly hard to be a friend to someone with mental health issues. We are difficult to understand. Impossible to predict… and sometimes require the patience of a saint. You don’t know which person you’re going to get when you call… whether you’ll laugh at the most ridiculous thing

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A MUM’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

You’ve shopped, you’ve wrapped, you’ve ticked off approximately 420 million ‘list items’ – now it’s to time to kick back and enjoy right? Well, not exactly. Unfortunately for us Mums, a successful Christmas pretty much relies on us working like little elves to ensure the smooth passageway of well, everything! So, here are 5 common

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WHY ANDREW RIDGELEY WANTS TO GET LAST CHRISTMAS TO NO.1

By Andrew Ridgeley Published: 22:00 GMT, 9 December 2017 “From where I sit, as a slightly dank and darkening December afternoon slips into evening, I watch a bicycle rickshaw pull up below the window. A happy, giggling couple spill on to the pavement and music, cascading from the speakers fixed to the rickshaw’s frame, fills

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MORNING MOTIVATION TO START YOUR DAY

Taking on a new day can sometimes feel like an expedition, a mission impossible or an uphill struggle. These little pearls of wisdom can help… 1. Repeat after me: Get up, dress up, show up & never give up. 2. You know that girl who seems to ‘have it all’? To someone else, that girl

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10 THINGS TO REMEMBER THIS DECEMBER

1. It’s about who you are, not how much you have. 2. Giving feels even better when nothing is expected in return. 3. Stressed is ‘desserts’ spelled backwards, reverse the stress – enjoy the treats. 4. Open your heart, your arms and your home, ‘Tis the season. 5. Eat, drink and be merry – for

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GOODBYE 2017, THANKS FOR THE RIDE.

YOU HAVE ACHIEVED A LOT Think about it – not only have you survived another year but you have come through it fighting. You have likely felt like giving up so many times. But you didn’t. You need to pat yourself on the back there. Look at what you have been through, it is no

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HOW TO BE LESS STRESSED THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it can also be the most stressful… There is just so much to do – and all on top of our normal daily task lists. Most of us feel like we need an extra day in the week as it

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THE UNCOMMON GIFT GUIDE EXPERIENCE

For those who love something a little different… I am often approached to do ‘sponsored posts’ and in general I say no, simply because I like to keep this site as a place where women can come for unbiased opinions, views and inspiration. However, it is the ‘Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’ and as

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