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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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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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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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Meghan carrying Archie/ mom shaming Meghan markle

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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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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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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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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I Don’t Have Trust Issues, I Just Saw You Coming..

I don’t have trust issues… I have experience. I have instincts. I have the gift of hindsight, ‘once bitten twice shyed’ and ‘been there done that.’ You see, I can now spot certain behavioural patterns coming.  A mile off. And I don’t dislike myself enough anymore to go there again. And if I try to

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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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Grief/loss

When I Am Gone

When I am gone, you can love me best By giving the parts of me away to whose who wait to die Or those who wait to see Or those who wait to live. And if you need me Put your arms around someone else  Someone who is worthy of your need And feel with

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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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Put Down Your Phone My Friend…

Put down your phone Look around There is life all around you Colours, sounds. There are people you love Sitting silent and lonely There are words to be said If you would only… Put down your phone. Put down your phone When breaking bread When lying in bed Your love by your head. You are

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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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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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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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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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I Hope You Live More Loudly

I hope you love more deeply. I hope you laugh hard. Every single day. I hope you learn to love yourself for just who you are, right now. I hope someone loves you the way you deserve to be loved. Completely. I hope your dreams make it into reality. I hope you feel the sun

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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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Let’s All Be A Little More ‘Hilda‘

Let’s all be a little more ‘Hilda’, I say Let’s squeeze so much joy into every day Let’s tackle new things with no fear of falling Let’s live for today and quit with the stalling Let’s show our true selves, in all of our glory Let’s remember each day, we are writing our story Let’s

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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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Better Days Are Coming

Better Days Are Coming Keep going, my friend. Keep your eyes to the sky. Keep letting in light. The morning is nigh. — Keep going, my darling. Keep hope in your soul. Each minute’s a victory. Each new day, a goal. — Keep going, my angel. You’re doing just fine. Today is your hell. Tomorrow

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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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