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December 21, 2015 - Written by:

On Why It’s Never Too Late to Dream Again


This time of year always has me thinking about dreams and goal-setting for the New Year. But what people don’t talk about so much is the importance of picking yourself up after a dream has shattered, and, when that happens, having the courage to dream again. If the loss of a dream has crushed you in the past, this is... Read the rest of this post...


December 17, 2015 - Written by:

5 Ways to Help the Homeless at Christmas


Christmas is a time for family, roaring fires and good food; but what if you were alone, cold and hungry at Christmas? There are no official figures for the number of people who are homeless across the UK, because homelessness is recorded differently in each nation and because many homeless people do not show up in official statistics at all.... Read the rest of this post...


December 8, 2015 - Written by:

The Fear of Failure and How to Use it to Motivate You


Lying side by side in the darkness one evening, at that time of night when we know we should be sleeping but have our most honest conversations, he asked me something he had yet to learn about me: ‘What are you most afraid of? Is it Spiders? Snakes?’ No, I’m not scared of spiders or snakes, although perhaps I ought... Read the rest of this post...


December 7, 2015 - Written by:

6 Things You Should Know About Your Amazing Brain!


I don’t know about you but sometimes I get a bit fed up of all this positive thinking spiel. ‘Let it go’, ‘be happy’, ‘YOLO’, ‘peace mannn’. GAHHHH, STOP TALKING TO ME! Often when I am in the midst of trials in my personal life I can get frustrated with positive mantras because I don’t really see how all these... Read the rest of this post...


December 2, 2015 - Written by:

My First Thanksgiving: A Missed Train, a Cold Slice of Pizza and Man Named John


This year, I experienced my very first Thanksgiving. But I wasn’t in America. I wasn’t even in London. Here’s what happened. I was in Birmingham for the first time with work. On the way back, I ended up missing my train, so I walked to Birmingham New Street station to see if I could catch another. I walked through the brightly-lit... Read the rest of this post...


November 25, 2015 - Written by:

Hey Man, Stop Flaking on Me!


The other month an old colleague messaged me on a social networking site asking about working together. I replied promptly, enthused and excited about this potential new collaboration. And guess what? She never wrote back.  Wait a tick, did I miss something here? You contacted me, lady?! And yet 2 months later – I’M STILL WAITING. (Image via) What happened? Did... Read the rest of this post...


November 4, 2015 - Written by:

What Dory Taught Me About Life


Being a Scorpio I can hold a grudge for a long time and it can be incredibly draining. I could quite easily not talk to someone for the rest of my life if they really upset me. Unfortunately grudge-bearing is not compatible with working with teenagers. Teenagers can be frustrating, exasperating and extremely rude for no apparent reason. As much... Read the rest of this post...


November 3, 2015 - Written by:

Run Baby Run


The auburn leaves underfoot and starkly bright mornings give me a very specific déjà vu – it marks one year since I began running. I love it most in the early morning and late evening, when the light flits, either fading or broadening. Needless to say, autumn is my favourite time of year. Positioned midway between the extremities of summer... Read the rest of this post...


October 30, 2015 - Written by:

Making Time for Me Whilst in a Relationship


I have always enjoyed my own space. Despite my yearnings for siblings as a child, I relished the almost total control of my time. I was lucky enough to have parents that didn’t push me into anything I didn’t want to do and this resulted in me doing very little, but having an absolutely blissful childhood to myself. (Image via)... Read the rest of this post...