September, And Reconsidering Gratitude

This was supposed to be my year of gratitude. I can summarise what I have learned about gratitude in the list below: Don’t ever have a year of gratitude, unless you only want to do fluffy gratitude. Because real gratitude – when you are truly grateful for something, rather than just appreciative of it because […]

How My Message Came From My Misadventures

It’s all very well for me to sit here and tell you the things I do, about lessons and purpose and stories. But of course, you don’t know how I got to this place – where the passion to see people embracing all  of the best of life, pursuing the best of who they can […]

Glitter on the Loch

We were staying in a log cabin in Scotland for the week, overlooking a small loch, surrounded by heather-dappled hills. The rain glittered on the loch – each drop a single diamond that fell effortlessly from water above to water below, submerged in an instant, but reflecting brightly – so that the whole loch seemed […]

Drowning out the “Bad Mother” Monster

I’ve been a mother for a little over 5 years now, and for the majority of that time, I felt like a fraud. There was a little monster on my shoulder whispering in my ear that actually, I was a Bad Mother, and one day everybody was going to find out. I tried everything to […]

The Lesson in the Laundry

My in-laws are visiting, which translates to them staying with us for a week. Sleeping arrangements have shifted, but that’s alright. As long as I remember to take tomorrow’s clothes out of my cupboard, because they’re sleeping in my bed and, well. Sleeping in when on holiday is acceptable. School run in pyjamas, less so. […]